Print Techniques

Foil Stamping

Foiling is applied to boxes at Stribbons through heat and pressure.  A stamp or template is used to stamp your custom design.  Foiling can cover large areas, or can be incredibly detailed.

To select a color, contact a Stribbons sales rep.  Acceptable references include Kurz foil swatches.  View Kurz foil swatches on their website here.

Embossing/Debossing

Embossing and debossing is achieved by using a stamp.  The level of detail possible can vary based on material thickness.  A tool is formed to stamp your custom design.  There is a maximum size area.  Contact us to inquire about your specific design.

Diecutting

Stribbons offers unique and detailed diecut as a popular choice to enhance packaging.  This technique gives interest by showing off your product inside or through layering of materials.

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Metallic Inks

Metallic inks can be used to print on paperboard.  Metallic inks do not look shiny but have a pearlized effect.  Metallic ink swatches are usually requested using Pantones Metallics Color Guide.  You can view more information about Pantones metallic and shimmer inks at this article found at https://www.pantone.com/

Spot UV

Applied with with a screen template, Spot UV is a varnish that is applied wet and cured with UV light.  It can be used to create a wet look, a super shiny finish or a raised effect.  Spot UV can highlight an area of your packaging, especially in contrast to a matte paper or varnish.

Rigid Boxes

Flocking

Flocking is a texture that feels fuzzy like velvet.  Flocking provides a deep tone to the color.  Its fuzzy texture suggests a softness and warmth.  Flocking is a unique way to add interest to packaging.

Embellishments

Textured Paper

Textured paper is a special paper material that can be used to cover the whole box or a select part.  Some options include beater dyed paper, foil paper, hammered texture paper, velvet texture paper.

Rigid Boxes

Fabric Wrapping

Wrapping boxes in fabric is a precision technique that is available at Stribbons.  This gives a luxury texture to packaging that is not achievable with paper.  View fabrics here, or speak to a representative about your individual needs.

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