Posts filed under: Cool

Embossing or Debossing – Stand Out Effects!

DefinitionEmbossing is a raised relief that is made in paper. You can run your fingers over it, and feel the tactile, raised items. Debossing is the opposite of embossing, it is a depression in the paper. And because papers have... Read More

Hot Foil Stamping, Eye Catching Bling

All about Foil Stamping: what is it, what it isn't, expense, matching to media, what materials you can foil stamp, how to set it up in the art, what proofing is required.... Read More

Spot Gloss…Shine a Spot Light on it!

Spot UV Gloss Printing; how it is used, the best contrasts, what you can't use it on, costs, how to set it up in art, and how to proof.... Read More

How to Make a Title look Vintage, Retro, or Old World – Tips, Tricks, Craftsmanship

How to achieve a vintage, retro, or old world look in your packaging and media; distressed paper, linen, leather, book binding, fly sheets, kraft, ribbons, embossing, foil, vinyl, cds, and cassette like packaging.... Read More

Custom Die Cuts, Level Up for Creative Packaging

Die Cuts allow you to create very custom packaging, what die cuts are, how to set up art, proofing, what effects they are used for (lettering, holes, windows, shapes), how complex they can be, origami pop ups, and how they... Read More