Hot Foil over Spot UV & double-sided Spot UV


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Happy new year fellow PrintPlanetarians. I'm coming at this from the graphic design side, unable to find literature on these matters... Is it possible (or undesirable) to hot foil over Spot UV? Has it been done before? Will it be done again? Is Spot UV ever done double-sided?


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We regularly do double sided spot UV
Foil is notoriously temperamental when other treatments are applied underneath
I would lean towards foiling first then UV over the foil where possible


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I've seen "silk foil" by Prudente
but the setup is quite different. I'm thinking more of how mirror-finish foil can be achieved on lightly textured stocks. I've seen glazed embossing but not heard of it being done simultaneously with foil.

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