What are the DOs & Don’ts when designing foil stamped products?
Those who plan on creating their own artwork for foiling need to remember some rules to ensure the success of their project.
That’s because high-resolution bitmap art comes in 300 dots per inch.
You end up with a die with jagged edges. Foiling will be challenging, and your output could turn out terribly.
Vector art is made up of lines and curves, which means it doesn’t have a resolution.
It can be reduced or expanded without modifying the resolution. Another important point you need to remember about designing artwork for foiling is that you should only use 100% values.
Here are a few other things you should remember:
- Create art in black and white.
- Don’t make gradients.
- Avoid shading.
- Minimum font size must be 8 pt.
- Lines should not be thinner than 1 pt.
- Break up large areas of foil.
- Don’t mix large foil areas with small intricate details.
Always double check your artwork.
A typo and other mistakes in foil stamping can cost you a lot of money.
Not to mention, it will set back production to a day or two.