Raised foil greeting cards are printed on 16pt stock and laminated on both sides with a 1.5mil scuff-resistant, soft-velvet suede laminate. The result is a unique 19pt thickness. The metallic embossments are available in gold, silver, and holographic foil, enhancing amazing detail in logos and graphics.
Raised foil cards are printed on 16pt card stock and laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff-resistant, soft-velvet laminate, which gives them a substantial thickness of 19pt.
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.
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 1” x 1”.
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.
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.