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Glossary of Print Terms

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Overprinting

Printing an image over an area that has already been printed. Overprinting is what allows process printing to create the whole spectrum of colors using only process colors. Overprinting also allows for the creation of rich black.

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A printing process where a heated die is stamped onto a sheet of foil, causing the foil to release from the backer onto the material being printed. We offer a full selection of opaque and metallic foils.