Foil Stamping Basics

One of the things we love about paper is that it is offers the designer so many options. While we get to work with creatives on projects that use all kinds of print techniques, we thought we’d profile the basics of one of our favorites – foil stamping.

L.A Magazine «Les Ambassadeurs», couverture n°11

Foil stamping is a process that uses a metal plate that has been engraved with an image of the desired design to be foil stamped. The die or sculpted metal plate comes in contact with the foil and transfers a thin layer of the foil film onto the surface. As the metal plate is heated, the foil sticks to the surface only in the design of the plate and in the areas with the desired imprint.The result is a finished piece with a highly reflective image.

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A Designer’s Delight: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand-Budapest-Hotel

Wes Anderson creates a world with his movies and the goal is for that world to come to life. His current film, The Grand Budapest Hotel certainly does that. Featuring a palette of pinks, violets and reds, the film tells the story of the charming, dedicated hotel concierge M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) as he fights to claim the inheritance left to him by one of his beloved clients (Tilda Swinton) from her villainous sons (Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe).

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Tips for Designing Luxury Packaging

The Creative Director at Design Packaging Inc., Evelio Mattos, shared his tips for successful packaging design by stripping out the visual noise and creating timeless impressions through sensory primers. His post is full of great information and we love the #DPiPackTip’s, read it in it’s entirety here. We’re highlighting his top cues to consider: 1. … Read more

Neenah Environment – Fresh Colors, Raw Finish

It’s hard to believe that Neenah Paper’s Environment grade has been around for 25 years, but it’s true. Long known for its sustainable offering of papers, the grade has been refreshed with a new look and some fab new papers added to the line, and we couldn’t be more excited to check it out. After … Read more

Jameson St. Patrick’s Day Limited Edition Bottle

Inspired by the sights and sounds of its hometown, Dublin, Jameson is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a new limited edition design for it’s legendary bottle. The fourth in its St. Patrick’s Day series, was designed by Dublin born illustrator, Dermot Flynn. Flynn’s illustrated label features the world-renowned Dublin pub, The Stag’s Head; historical figures … Read more

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