Like many other types of packaging, labels are often highly refined in order to stand out from the crowd on the shelf and underline the quality of the respective products. It is not unusual for experienced graphic designers to bite their teeth when applying blind embossing, hot foil stamping, relief varnish and the like, as every print shop has its own specific technical specifications. In order to bring some clarity into the world of label printing, we have created tutorials for you on creating print-ready data in Adobe Illustrator. You can choose between two options: a written step-by-step guide, which is also available for download, and a video tutorial on the respective topic, in which the individual steps are explained and visualized.
Setting Up Hot Foil Stamping
In this tutorial, we’ll explain step-by-step how to correctly apply hot foil to your label in Adobe Illustrator.
You should follow these three steps:
– Create Swatch as Spot Colour
– Set Spot Colour to Overprint
– Check Colours with “Separation Preview”