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.
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.
This book cover has blind debossing for the text overlayed with an holographic foil, giving it a three dimensional shimmering effect. Endpapers (pictured at bottom) have die cut holes. Book design by Miko McGinty Inc.