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  • Embossed logo in a PDF file

    I've been sending PDF files to the printer for most of my jobs, but I haven't used PDF for anything very complicated. I am currently working on a book cover that will have and embossed logo. In a PDF file, I'm not sure how to incorporate a die line for the area to be embossed?

  • #2
    I would use a magenta stroke with no fill (on a seperate plate) to represent the embossing die. It wouldn't hurt to describe what it should look like (or even do a mock-up in photoshop) and have them call you with any questions.

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    • #3
      If they can work with layered PDF's you can put a dieline layer in there, I think.
      It's not about the world of design.
      It's about the design of the world.
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      • #4
        I would cut to the chase and send them the raw files. I have know idea what you need to emboss. It could be simple or it can be complicated. As a printer, with dies I want the raw files. We send out our dies to be made and if something goes wrong, well you get the picture.
        WYSIWYG

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        • #5
          I usually just create a new file that only contains the Embossing Die and send both the artwork file and embossing die file.
          or send them a AI file that has them both in there.
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          • #6
            Personally I would just send them the native files - but if you really wanted to send a pdf couldn't you just create a spot color called "embossing die"?
            Some advice is profound, some is clever. The above post is a good example of both.
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            • #7
              3 easy words... Ask Your Printer!
              I'd much rather have you ask me beforehand. Then you look, I look good, we all win. If you don't call me first, then we're all behind schedule!
              People tell me "Have a Good One!' Hell, I already have a good one, I just need a BIGGER one! - George Carlin

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              • #8
                ^uh huh!^

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                • #9
                  I usually check with the printer with any questions I might have, but I like to hear other ways of doing for reference. At this point, I don't even know who the printer is yet. This is a catalog book cover for a Hungarian company. The files will be printed in Hungary. I kinda figure sending the raw files would be the safest bet, so that's probably what I will do.
                  Thanks for the suggestions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Silence04
                    I usually just create a new file that only contains the Embossing Die and send both the artwork file and embossing die file.
                    or send them a AI file that has them both in there.
                    I agree with this. Just make sure that your files contain bullet/registration marks that line up perfectly. I also agree that you should zip the raw files and send them instead of a PDF, I'd create a mock-up and send them a fairly hi rez JPG showing what it should look like when printed, and lastly I would choose PMS colors or send a color proof via snail mail.

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