03/2012

Special Effects, Volume 5 of The Standard shows designers how the creative use of special effects can make a printed piece dimensional, tactile, intriguing and sometimes interactive. The techniques shown here may look like magic, but many are easy for designers to prepare and can be done inline on a conventional press. Numerous foil-stamping techniques, embossing/debossing, engraving/thermography, varnish/aqueous/UV coating techniques, strike-through, laser die-cutting, lenticular printing, flocking, and a wide array of specialty inks and spot colors are but a few of the special effects and finishing techniques implemented to make this one of the most unique, educational and inspiring printed pieces to compliment Sappi's Standard series.