digital senior portrait question (printing)

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by george, May 16, 2005.

  1. george

    george Guest

    Anyone doing digital senior portraits? How are you getting foil embossed
    names added to the corners? I haven't seen any printing service that does
    digital printing AND the foil embossed names. If you're just adding it in
    PS, are you encountering any resistance in the marketplace due to the lack
    "feel" in that area?

    george, May 16, 2005
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  2. george

    Bob Hatch Guest

    I was until I sold the business in Sept of last year.

    How are you getting foil
    We didn't. Never did foil emboss the names. For a period we embossed the
    business name, but never the seniors name.

    I haven't seen any printing
    Don't know of any.

    That's the way we did it. Added a drop shadow, and/or other effects to the
    name. Kid's liked it, parents liked it. We tried to make every name/style
    unique by picking up the color of the eyes, or shirt etc.

    "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed
    by the things you did not do, than the ones you did. So
    throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor
    and catch tradewinds in your sail."
    Mark Twain
    Bob Hatch, May 16, 2005
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    james Guest

    Is that an old-school thing, and did they do it old-school by embossing
    with a stamp (linotype?) and rubbing in the foil?

    I've seen enough wedding annoucements with foil/engraved lettering; they
    even do the friggin' paper napkins. But the places that do those, of
    course, tool up for a run and it's the same engraving. But maybe they
    can do photo paper, and maybe they can do it per-name, and maybe they
    can actually get it right (every one of my yearbooks has several names
    on the wrong photos.)

    I'd like to know how that foil-embossing is done, that is, if it's done.
    james, May 16, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Nothing prevents the addition of genuine embossing after the print is made.
    Alan Browne, May 16, 2005
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