Clear foils are very popular for highlighting aspects of print with sharp definition – a stylish alternative to Spot UV. Holotrans foils offer exciting see-through images in the foil itself.
We stock an excellent, cost-effective alternative to Spot UV called clear foil (or transparent foil). Designers use clear foil printing to highlight a specific area of print to make it stand out from the page. It can also combine with an emboss to create a stunning gloss emboss.
What benefits does clear foil printing hold over a Spot UV varnish?
- Cost-effective alternative to Spot UV
- Foiling dies can see use time and time again
- Offers excellent clarity
- Gives an equally stunning finish to Spot UV
- Unlike Spot UV, clear foil works on uncoated stock
- Available in high gloss, matt finish and holotrans
The gloss and matt finishes are similar to other foils, instead of course for the fact they are transparent. Holotrans foil is a glossy, reflective clear foil used when foiling over existing print to make the image or text ‘jump off the page’.
Issues have arisen in the past when using Spot UV on UNCOATED stock, whereby ‘cracking’ occurs. Clear foil is the perfect solution for this issue. Another issue with Spot UV is how brittle is can become over folds or creases on a page. The best way to solve this is to laminate the whole substrate first which becomes an added cost.