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Radiance never seen before – dazzle you can afford! Akuafoil gives you a wide range of CMYK colors with a sparkling foil finish and an ideal reflection that is priced to give you a true competitive advantage. State-of-the-art features allow you to produce large solid areas as well as reversed out areas of foil. You can produce foiled half tones, gradients and have multiple colors in foil on the same design. The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination, giving you an exquisite edge.
Popular Uses & Ideas
Introduction of your business
Introduction of your personal information
Great for networking events
Use company-wide for professional business representation
How should I set up a Akuafoil Card job? With Akuafoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors into multi-colored foils. Akuafoil uses a special processed foil system that is applied under a 4/c process to create an array of foil colors. It's simple, affordable, and makes your prints stand out from the crowd.
For an Akuafoil job, you must include an Akuafoil mask file along with your CMYK file. The mask file indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. The file setup is the same as Spot UV. Use 100% K where Akuafoil needs to be applied and white where the Akuafoil is not applied.
As shown above, the file on the left is the normal CMYK print file. If you want the logo to be Akuafoil, then your Akuafoil mask file should look like the file on the right. The white indicates no Akuafoil and black 100% K indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. When uploading, please remember to upload separate files.
Here are some more things to keep in mind when creating your Akuafoil artwork:
Make sure the mask and CMYK print file are aligned. They should match exactly in size and position.
- Akuafoil works best on lighter colors. The darker the CMYK color, the less vibrant the Akuafoil effect.
- Do not use very thin or small text and artwork with Akuafoil. Use San Serif fonts above 12 point for best results.
- If you have Akuafoil applied to a white area, it will have a plain silver Akuafoil look.
- For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
If you would like plain silver Akuafoil to print, make sure to have at least 15% K in the CMYK print file area in order to obtain the highest quality silver Akuafoil effect.
When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied. For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
Please only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or gray scale images. White will indicate no UV.
Remember, if it's white, you can write!
1/4" Radius vs. 1/8" Radius
2 Corners vs. 4 Corners
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Turnaround: Cut off time is 9:30 am Eastern business day. Please click here for turnaround time tables. Our turnaround times refer solely to production. Turnaround starts from the time the uploaded file is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Orders that are completed after 5:00 pm Eastern may not be available for pick up until the following business day.
File upload: Resolution - 300dpi; Color Mode - CMYK; Bleed - 0.125"; File types - EPS, JPEG, PDF (recommended), PNG and TIFF. Please click here for Print File Checklist. We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turnaround. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.
Tips! The more you order the less it is per piece.
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