Journal

Techniques: Foil Stamping with Digital Printing

01-May-2016
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Techniques , Foil Stamping , Flat Printing
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by riseandshine

Kindness Rules Foil Art Print by Rise and Shine Letterpress

Digital printing is a great way to get lots of color on softer, un-coated papers with short runs. But, not all digital printing is equal. These prints were made on a finely-tuned HP Indigo digital press. The look and feel of the printing is almost indistinguishable from traditional offset printing, in some ways outperforming it in terms of color saturation and vibrancy.

Why choose digital over offset? The important difference is that you can economically order several hundred pieces instead of several thousand. For products, this is great for prototyping ideas to test before a larger run, or just keep things small and re-ordering prints as you need them. The quality, consistency and value is all there.

For invitation and stationery design, it allows you to be unlimited with color while still choosing interesting papers such as Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Cover or 100% Cotton Crane’s Lettra. Both varieties have papers specifically designed for digital printing, with a color and texture match to their letterpress stocks.

To finish, you can add all the details we use on a letterpress invitation, including letterpress printing with ink, blind debossing, embossing, foil stamping, die cutting, edge painting, eyeletting and duplexing or triplexing.

If you have questions about digital printing when combined with our finishing techniques, please contact us for help.