Updated: Jan 21
A type of embossing where no ink is used. The design or text is only visible as
a raised area on the paper.
Image pressed into paper so it lies below the surface.
Process of using sharp metal rules (die-cut mould) on a wooden block to
cut out specialised shapes such as pocket folders or unusual shaped flyers etc.
Apply a layer of OPP fi lm over the cover or printed sheet with heat or glue to
protect against damages. Different types of lamination available: Gloss, matt
& velvet lamination.
Apply varnish on selected / identifi ed spot and let it pass through UV light to dry.
This is to highlight or enhance certain features.
A printing technique using very thin aluminium foil in a variety of metallic colours, such
as gold, silver, red and blue. The metallic foil is released from carrier base onto a substrate by the application of heat and pressure from a metal printing plate that bears the image to be hot-foiled. Foil is charged by area covered.
To apply a clean liquid-oil, synthetic, spirit, cellulose or water varnish to printed matter to enhance its appearance or increase its durability.