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Foil Stamping, Embossing, Laser Die Cutting

Foil stamping, embossing and laser die cutting are some of the most impressive and creative ways of standing out in a crowd. Take any invitation, announcement or business card to the next level. Embellishing your printed pieces with features that until recently, used to be so cost prohibitive and difficult that only the biggest of budgets used these effects. Today, we routinely combine full color digital printing with laser die cutting of custom edges and shapes often with a bright shiny silver or gold foil stamping. Then add blind embossing of an emblem or logo and you have a unique printed piece that breaks all molds. Let’s break down these creative services. Foil stamping comes in a number of different types. Bright silver and gold being the most popular, but foil comes in a wide variety of colors, matte foils, pigmented foils and even holographic and special effect foils. There are even foils that can be stamped onto paper or card stock that guard against copying by being non-repro (think of concert or sports tickets). Embossing, or blind embossing a process that effectively “bumps” the paper up like braille so that you can actually feel the raised image. A special metal die is created from your logo or artwork and then with pressure, the paper is embossed up (or down, called debossed) to create that one of a kind end result. Often used at the top of very high-ended letterhead or stationary, today we use embossing for a more tactile experience. From a simple raised border on an invitation, to an elaborate multi-level crest on a business card, embossing is here to stay. Die cutting into custom shapes continues to be a great way to break away from the crowd. Today we can custom die cut almost any shape using digital laser cutting eliminating the cost of metal dies. The sky is the limit when creating custom shapes. We have die-cut golf invites into the shape of a golf ball, wedding invites die cut into the shape of a diamond wedding ring and image getting fund raising invitation in the mail shaped like a palm tree. Give us a call today. We would be happy to show you samples and explain how to set up your files to properly use these new embellishing techniques as well as give you pricing and turn times.

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FAQs

  • What materials are commonly used for labels and stickers?

    Labels and stickers can be made from various materials such as paper, vinyl, polyester, and polypropylene. The choice of material depends on factors like durability, application surface, and desired aesthetic.

  • Can I customize the shape and size of my labels or stickers?

    Yes, AlphaGraphics offers customizable options for shapes and sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you need standard shapes like circles and squares or custom shapes tailored to your brand, we can accommodate your requirements.

  • Are decals suitable for outdoor use?

    Yes, decals are designed to withstand outdoor conditions and can be applied to vehicles, windows, walls, and other outdoor surfaces. Our weather-resistant materials ensure longevity and durability even in harsh environments.

  • What printing techniques are used for labels and stickers?

    AlphaGraphics employs various printing techniques such as digital printing, offset printing, and screen printing, depending on the project requirements. Each method offers unique benefits in terms of quality, color accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Can you print variable data on labels and stickers?

    Yes, we offer variable data printing services, allowing you to personalize each label or sticker with unique information such as serial numbers, barcodes, QR codes, or names. This is particularly useful for product labeling, promotions, or event badges.

  • Do you provide design assistance for labels and stickers?

    Absolutely! Our team of experienced designers can help you create eye-catching designs for your labels and stickers. Whether you have existing artwork or need assistance with concept development, we'll work with you to achieve the desired look.

  • Are your labels and stickers easy to apply?

    Yes, our labels and stickers are designed for easy application. Depending on the type of adhesive and surface, they can be applied manually or with the help of application tools. We also provide instructions and guidance to ensure smooth application.

  • Can I order labels and stickers in bulk quantities?

    Yes, we can accommodate orders of all sizes, from small quantities to large-scale production runs. Our flexible printing capabilities allow us to meet your volume requirements while maintaining quality and consistency.

  • Are your labels and stickers eco-friendly?

    AlphaGraphics is committed to sustainability, and we offer eco-friendly options for labels and stickers. This includes using recycled materials, water-based inks, and environmentally friendly adhesives whenever possible.

  • What industries commonly use labels, stickers, and decals?

    Labels, stickers, and decals are used across various industries for a wide range of applications. Common sectors include retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, education, and hospitality. They serve purposes such as branding, product labeling, packaging, safety signage, and promotional marketing.

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