A Designer’s Guide to Creating Special Effects with Digital Printing
Our special effects in a nutshell
Textured Effects create an embossed style effect. Best used on heavy text or on smaller curvy and angular patterns.
Raised Print adds several layers of shiny, clear ink to objects or text to creates a raised appearance. Best for fine lines and detailed areas. Raised ink does not work well on large coverage areas.
White Ink is can be used as an footprint to support full color images or alone for vivid contrast on dark papers.
Fluorescent Pink Ink can be used to bring a new level of vibrancy and impact to a printed piece. Best when used on dark backgrounds for vivid contrast.
A note before you begin: Always work in a CMYK color space. When using multiple programs, create design elements in Illustrator or Photoshop first, then import items into InDesign. Keep spot colors consistent in name and color value when using multiple programs and assign only one spot color swatch for each special effect used.