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Radiance never seen before – dazzle you can afford! Akuafoil gives you a wide range of CMYK colors with a sparkling foil finish and an ideal reflection that is priced to give you a true competitive advantage. State-of-the-art features allow you to produce large solid areas as well as reversed out areas of foil. You can produce foiled half tones, gradients and have multiple colors in foil on the same design. The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination, giving your customers an exquisite edge.

Material:

  • 16pt Gloss with Akuafoil

FAQ

What is Akuafoil and how do I set it up?

With Akuafoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors into multi-colored foils. Akuafoil uses a special processed foil system that is applied under a 4/c process to create an array of foil colors. It's simple, affordable, and makes your prints stand out from the crowd.

For an Akuafoil job, you must include an Akuafoil mask file along with your CMYK file. The mask file indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. The file setup is the same as Spot UV. Use 100% K where Akuafoil needs to be applied and white where the Akuafoil is not applied.

As shown above, the file on the left is the normal CMYK print file. If you want the logo to be Akuafoil, then your Akuafoil mask file should look like the file on the right. The white indicates no Akuafoil and black 100% K indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. When uploading, please remember to upload separate files.

Here are some more things to keep in mind when creating your Akuafoil artwork:

  • Make sure the mask and CMYK print file are aligned. They should match exactly in size and position.
  • Akuafoil works best on lighter colors. The darker the CMYK color, the less vibrant the Akuafoil effect
  • Do not use very thin or small text and artwork with Akuafoil. Use San Serif fonts above 12 point for best results.
  • If you have Akuafoil applied to a white area, it will have a plain silver Akuafoil look.
  • For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

If you would like plain silver Akuafoil to print, make sure to have at least 15% K in the CMYK print file area in order to obtain the highest quality silver Akuafoil effect.

When creating knockouts in the Akuafoil mask or in the CMYK print file, please be aware that there might be a "Halo" of white around the knockout area. Below are two examples: On the left, a file with a CMYK magenta background and a knockout for the Akuafoil text. On the right, an Akuafoil background with a knockout for the CMYK text

CMYK KNOCKOUT W/AKUAFOIL FILL

CMYK print File

Akuafoil File

These are the printed results:

AKUAFOIL KNOCKOUT W/CMYK FILL

CMYK print File

Akuafoil File

These are the printed results:

You can see the white "Halo" in-between the CMYK ink and the Akuafoil. To prevent this, grow/stroke the Akuafoil area in the mask by 1 point. This will allow the Akuafoil to bleed into the CMYK area, reducing the white "Halo" effect. You can also fill in the knockout with a color to reduce the effect further.



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Here at Roxprint, we have a team of designers who are dedicated to help you with all your designs. Before we are able to help you, we have a couple of questions. These will help us better help you.


If you have marked that you would like our design services in the options above, we will send out a questionnaire form within 24hrs. Below is a sample of questions you will receive in the email:

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Our graphic designers are on hand to review your artwork files free of charge. We will make sure your artwork files are setup correctly and are print ready.


Yes, Email PDF Proof

We will email you a link to review your artwork and approve it online within the next 4 hours. We will not print your file until we receive your approval. Note that this may delay your turnaround time. Once your order is in print, we will email you a notification. Note that we do not fix typos or low resolution images

No, Print As Is

We will print your order as soon as your artwork passes our inspection review. If there is a problem with your order, we will contact you.


Artwork Review

We check for the following when we review your order:

  • • Correct Artwork Dimensions
  • • Bleed Is Setup Correctly
  • • Low Resolution Images
  • • Correct Color Mode (CMYK)
  • • Text or Graphics outside of the Safety Zone
  • • Folding Setup
  • • Sequential Numbering Setup
  • • Die-Cut and Perforation Tear Setup
  • • Narrow Borders at Risk of Being Cut Off
  • • Bindery Setup for Catalog and Booklet Orders
  • • Compliance with USPS Mailing Requirements

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