What are Raised Foil Cards and how to 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.
Having 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.
How to 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.
Differences between Foil Worx and Raised Foil Cards
Foil Worx 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.
Smallest font size to use in 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.
Please see the picture below for reference.
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