Print service providers may also be interested in the recent introduction by ImPress Systems of an automated positioning option for Foil Xpress. The new version will transfer an 8x10-inch custom foil print onto leather, vinyl, plastic, and paper items. Paper items include book covers, photo books, planners, diaries, photographs and photo mats, portfolios, presentation and report covers, novelties, and ad specialty items. ImPress Systems reports the option is ideal for personalizing an entire book cover automatically.
The Future of Specialty Finishing
Many of the specialty UV effects Anson discussed are now available to printers with UV presses. “They still actually come to us for the effects, even if they have that equipment,” he says, adding, “Everyone in graphics arts should take up the challenge of demonstrating and proving print is a necessary component of any marketing and advertising campaign.”