Take advantage of the New Spot-Dimensional coating option to make your next project standout among the rest. This Spot-Dimensional coating is a raised clear coating with 28 microns in height to give your text and/or images a simulated 3-D effect.
See Below for details on file set up and proof viewing:
How do I create a spot “Dimensional Clear” layer?
1. Build or import your file into a industry-standard raster or vector program, such as Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, or InDesign.
2. Create a new layer (in Photoshop create a new spot-color channel)
3. Select image, text or pattern that you wish to have the Dimensional Clear coating, and make a copy of these items into the new layer or channel you created. Be sure to build in bleed .125 as needed
4. Fill the selected area with a spot color named “DIMENSIONAL”; specify this to overprint.
6. Make sure all other spot colors besides the “DIMENSIONAL” are converted to process (CMYK)
5. Export final file for submission:
• Photoshop save files as DC2
• Illustrator save files as .eps or .pdf
• InDesign save files as .pdf
6. Open and check your exported file; then submit to be printed
To view online PDF proofs with Dimensional Coating for accuracy:
1. Open your proof in Adobe Acrobat PROFESSIONAL (not Adobe Reader).
2. Notice that the areas that the “Dimensional Clear” will be applied to, will be an transparent green color.
3. Go to the menu:
Advanced > Print Production > Output preview
This will bring up a pallet with all the colors used.
4. Uncheck the box next to the green spot color named “NexPress DryInk raised clear” or “DIMENSIONAL”.
You may recheck this box to check the clear separation positioning if you chose.