Do you need a spectacular emboss done? Or a simple die cut? No Problem. Whatever your job calls for from the simple to the spectacular (and everything in between)-we’ll work with you, so it’s perfect for you and your pocketbook. We offer the following services:
At Trade die cutting is a specialty, not a side line. We can die cut as small as a business card size, all the way up to a 40 inch full-size sheet. We can handle a myriad of different substrates from paper, board, and corrugated, to plastics.
A die cut is achieved by first creating a steel-rule die that is used for cutting the material in the desired shape. We can produce anything from display boxes, header cards, point-of-purchase displays, to pocket folders. We have a wide range of “stock” cutting forms at your disposal, with no charge for their usage. Or we can help you design a custom form to give your project an extra something. Return to top FOIL STAMPING:
The basic concept behind foil stamping is simple. The process is achieved when a stamping die is mounted on a platen and heated. Foil is then placed between the die and the material to be imprinted. When the die presses against the foil, the heat releases the coloring layer from the foil and binds it to the end product.
Foil stamping does not produce a raised image. In the print finishing industry it’s called flat foil when the design is not raised; but when it’s combined with embossing, it is called foil embossing. Foil stamping is the only printing process capable of applying bright, non-tarnishable metallic effects to paper.
Foils are not limited to gold and silver, or for that matter, even metallic finishes. In fact, foil stamping is available in a wide array of colors, finishes and effects, such as: marble, snake skin, wood grains, pigments, metallics, subtle tints, matte and gloss finishes as well as, defraction and holographic foils.
The slightest variation in paper, foil, temperature or pressure can affect the outcome, so the skill of our press operator is invaluable and critical to the quality of the finished product. Trust our experience and expertise when using foil stamping on your project. Here at Trade Print Finishing our foil stamping really outshines the rest. Return to top EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING:
Is the process in which paper is pressed into a relief using heat and pressure. It requires an etched metal die and a matching counterdie. When a paper stock is pressed between the heated die and the counterdie, the desired image is pressed into the stock.
Embossing creates a raised image on the paper. When the same process creates an indented image, it is called debossing. You can achieve an elegant embossed effect with only one level of etching that renders a flat image with either a beveled or rounded edge, or a sculpted look with many levels of etching.
Embossing adds a distinctive touch to folders, business cards, stationery, folders, and covers. Choose a blind emboss or add foil or ink to create a distinctive emboss that’s sure to stand out. Return to top SPOT UV COATING:
The process involves applying a liquid and curing it with ultraviolet light to form a glossy surface. The U.V. process doesn’t involve the traditional solvent-based chemicals, and is therefore a more environmentally friendly coating procedure.
When a coating is applied to a specific area, as opposed to an overall surface of the sheet, this application process is referred to as spot coating. This process allows images or other printed or embossed elements, to be even further
U.V. coating also improves the durability and the protection of the printed piece. This process can be used on magazine and book covers, calendars, labels, and many other unique projects. We can Spot UV sheet sizes ranging from 8.5” x 11” all the way up to 28” x 40.” Return to top
FLOOD UV COATING:
Flood UV means that the surface of a sheet is covered all at once by the coating. This method is a quick process as many products can be covered at once. It leaves behind a visually-appealing shiny aura throughout your printed product. We handle sheet size ranging from 8.5” x 11” all the way up to 28” x 40.”
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SPECIALTY UV COATING:
At Trade we provide you with a vast amount of UV options. Whether it’s UV Glitter, UV Profile, UV Satin, UV on Uncoated, UV Tinted, UV Textured, or UV Matte; we got you covered. You can really make your printed product stand out with these unique coatings. Contact us to find out more or to get samples.
Return to top FOLD & GLUING:
When it comes to putting your project all together we’ve got you covered. With our automated folding/gluing machines we can have your project ready to go in no time at all. We do it all from pocket folders, CD sleeves, to video boxes.
Sometimes certain jobs require special attention, for this very reason we also offer hand assembly when your job requires it. We can make your project really come together by putting all the finishing touches on it to make it really get noticed. Return to top SHEET TO SHEET MOUNTING:
The process of gluing two sheets together is known as sheet to sheet mounting or Litho Laminating. You see this process used a lot in point of purchase displays in stores and in advertising and promo pieces. We can help you get your product or name out there. We’ve got you covered from the front and the back. Return to top ENGRAVING:
In today’s society everyone wants to stand out and get noticed . And nothing makes your project stand out quite like engraving. It’s a surefire way of adding depth to almost any job.
Engraved images are created with three simple steps. First, the image is acid-etched, hand tooled or photo-engraved into a copper or steel plate. Next, the plate is set up on a die stamping press and, the paper is forced into the ink filled crevices of the plate. The result is a finely detailed image embossed on the surface of the paper, with a subtle debossing on the back of the sheet. The benefits of engraving, or die stamping as it is more correctly referred to, are: it’s ability to hold fine detail, the opacity of the thick layer of embossed ink, and the actual metallic particles that give metallic inks a shiny appearance.
Engraving communicates professionalism. Your corporate identity materials set the tone for how others respond to you. Let us help you create materials that are going to best communicate who you are. At Trade Print Finishing we can engrave anything from business cards to envelopes and letterheads to wedding announcements and just about everything in-between. Return to top SCRATCH-OFF FOILS:
When you need to produce “scratch-and-win” games, promotional pieces, or coupons, think Trade for the winning number. We can stamp a variety of foil colors and designs over your prize cards. Return to top TRANSFER TAPE APPLICATION:
Transfer tape is a highly versatile tape product consisting of a thin adhesive film, which can be readily transferred to most dry surfaces, on a peel-away liner. Some typical applications where Transfer Tape is used are: card board envelopes, CD wallets, product information sheets, and any other item where you need a strong adhesive strip with a removable liner. Return to top OTHER HANDWORK:
We also offer a wide variety of handwork that can help you achieve your accomplish various tasks. Return to top
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