I've been interested in designing stationaries, such as cards, envelopes, etc. I've seen many gold lettered stationaries, and am wondering how to print gold (luminescence) lettering.


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The cheapest way to do it is with pantone gold. But that is only a avarage way to achieve gold. The real deal is to use «Hot Stamping».

A heated die presses the gold-foil onto the stationary. Which results in a realy cool gold effect.

The downside of this are the costs because you need a separate die for every size. So if you have two products with two diffrent logo sizes. you already need two diffrent die's.

  • Is this something a person can do on his or her own, or is this something that will need to be sent to a printing company? Jul 9, 2014 at 15:06
  • @AliBrunmeier I've never done it but I believe it's possible to do at home if you have a laminating machine. Look for foil laminating.
    – curious
    Jul 9, 2014 at 18:17

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