We emboss in-house on our Heidelberg Letterpress using special Dies to achieve this finish. A softer material will achieve a better indent.
Die Cutting is used to cut shapes out of materials which a guillotine is unable. Die cutting requires a wooden cutting form. The form can cut, perforate and score the sheet.
CUT | SCORE
CUT | SCORE | PERF
Our Block Master is used for short-run hot foiling ideal when a material is not suited to the Letterpress. It uses the same method as the larger machine.
Uncoated | Silk
DPI stock and have access to a wide range of papers from all over Europe, the most commonly used papers are uncoated and silk. We specialise in using GFsmith and Fedrigoni papers.
Often preferred when a more natural finish is required, the feel is rougher than the silk. Your images and colours will appear much duller due to the ink absorbing into the sheet. If this concerns you, we advise you adjust your artwork to compensate for this, by using programs like adobe acrobat pro, your ability to visually see how much this affects your colours. Dpi can send you a screen visual if you don't have access to such programs. Uncoated sheets cannot be laminated or have spot UV added.
An all-round sheet preferred by many to a gloss, images stay true unlike uncoated displaying a slight sheen. Silk papers and boards can be laminated and have spot UV applied. If you're unsure we advise you always go with a silk.
Many printed items require us to hand finish to achieve the highest level of finish where a machine is not as accurate. We have a team of highly skilled hand finishers that work 7 days a week on projects when needed. There is a video on our home page of a job being finished by hand.
Lamination is a thin plastic coating used to alter the surface feel and add protection to a printed item. There's 3 main types of lamination Matt, Gloss and Soft touch. Soft touch is relatively new, has such a delicate feel but can also be very costly for a larger run.
Mainly used on: Brochure Covers Menus Leaflets Folders
Wire stitching is used for gathering brochure pages together, they are bound by a wire stitch. We have fully automated and hand operated booklet making equipment.