Velvet with Raised Foil Add a flash of brilliance to velvet cards that you can see and feel. The combination of raised foil contrasted with the velvety smooth foundation creates a tactile experience that customers can see and feel. Metallic embossing effects can enhance amazing detail in images, special accents, and logos. Velvet Business cards, Feel the difference -- soft to the touch, a hint of luxury to brands that stand out from the competition. Velvet Cards are printed full color with high-quality equipment on 16pt card stock and laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff resistant, soft velvet laminate, which give them a substantial thickness of 19pt. Velvet cards come with the option of Raised Foil. Holographic: Holographic Raised Foil brings a multicolor, 3-D (three-dimensional) effect to your printed product.
1. What is Raised Foil Cards and how do I set them up?
Raised Foil cards are printed on 16pt card stock, laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff resistant, soft velvet laminate, which gives them a substantial thickness of 19pt. Raised Foil jobs require a mask file. When creating a Raised Foil job, you must include a Raised Foil mask file along with the regular print file. The Raised Foil mask file is used to show where the foil needs to be applied. Please note, the mask file must be a vector file created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator. Please only use solid 100% black color (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the foil. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no foil. Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied.
2. Can I have any printing under the foil mask?
We highly recommend having a solid color behind the foil mask. We do not recommend having any artwork or text under the foil mask since it might be visible through the foil mask. Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied.
3. How can I ensure the best result on Raised Foil Cards?
Foil Coverage should be no more than 30% of the artwork, otherwise the foil will be wavy and won’t look good. The only time a 50% coverage is acceptable is with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1in x 1in.
4. What's the difference between Foilstamp and Raised Foil Cards?
Foilstamp has a flat finish foil whereas Raised Foil has a raised foil finish, that if you run your fingers over the card you will feel the foil. The height of the foil is approximately 60 microns.
5. What's the smallest font size I can use in my Raised Foil artwork?
We do not recommend having fonts smaller than 10pt on the Raised Foil Artwork. However, if you use fonts with thicker strokes or bold fonts, we do not recommend having fonts smaller than 12pt.