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November 5, 2020

Finishing techniques

We’re posting these two photos just to highlight the quality work of our partner vendors. Foil stamping, embossing, die cutting by our partners Pearl and Superior.

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April 13, 2020

Digital foil stamping

We’re excited to be one of the first printers in New England to offer “sleeking” – a method of applying foil that does not require expensive dies. The lowly mailing tube pictured below is one of our first jobs using this process.

How it works: First, we print the area to be foiled using a toner-based process. The foil is then applied to the sheet (using our laminator); it will adhere only adhere to areas with toner. At that point the piece could be complete; or, it may be run back through the Indigo for additional printing.

We are currently stocking several base base colors (silver, gold, copper). It’s possible to print over silver which can add an additional touch of color the foil itself.

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April 13, 2020

Lamination choices

Following are our top choices for lamination. The choices listed below cover the basics and most likely we’ll have them on the floor most days.

• Gloss (OPP; or polypropylene)

• Matte scuff-free (best if covering large dark solids)

• Matte layflat (the most versatile matte option; nylon)

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January 16, 2020

Rotary die cutter

This nice clean piece was done for us at Superior, one of our trade bindery partners, on their Rollem rotary die cutter. It allows for really precise and economical die cutting.

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June 16, 2017

Deckle edge book samples

These two gorgeous book blocks were sewn for us by Acme. Top is Rives Heavyweight (from France) and bottom is Somerset Heavyweight (from England). Both papers are mouldmade, 100% cotton.

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May 5, 2017

Raised spot UV with foil

This short-run book cover started with an Indigo-printed cover with overall matte lamination. Superior Bindery then applied a silver foil directly over a raised spot gloss UV on the text areas, creating a raised effect without registration issues.

This technique has good resolution, does not show through to the inside covers like a traditional emboss or deboss, and does not require a die.

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