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Title: Cant change image to foil
Post by: arnevlaminck on January 14, 2021, 05:26:10 pm
Hello, how can i change the color of an image to foil? I created a card and has some foil print on it, the foil goes on the written part, but the images aren't. I put the images as colorized then foil. But according to the printing company, there is no foil, just gold color.

I got a test print, that showed that
Title: Re: Cant change image to foil
Post by: mnawij on January 15, 2021, 12:48:14 am
Usually it is a separate file or layer either 100% black or another specified color. You cannot foil bitmap/raster images (there is an exception but 99% of users do not know how or have the software to do it).  It also depends if your printer will be hot foil stamping which he needs to make a negative film and die or if the foil will be digital in which case the foil is imprinted at the same time as the sheet is printed.  I would ask them for instructions on file setup and then share that here...

Cheers!

mnawij
Title: Re: Cant change image to foil
Post by: Nermander on January 15, 2021, 09:04:27 am
I would say this would be the same thing as using spot colors, right?

Title: Re: Cant change image to foil
Post by: mnawij on January 15, 2021, 05:41:53 pm
Hi Nermander,

Yes spot colors could be an option if the printer is using the film and die process of foiling, otherwise digital inline foiling usually requires a mask or an additional foil layer with a specific name or color to the artwork. I use the film and die option and I usually have customers label a spot color as "FOIL" in the artwork. The OP needs to communicate with their printer to determine how the artwork needs to be set up.

Cheers!

mnawij