NEWS: PaperSpecs Webinar Shows How to Create Stunning Foil Applications on a Limited Budget

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Free PaperSpecs Webinar
Foiling’s Next Frontier: Sleeking
Thursday, July 19th, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

In PaperSpecs’ upcoming free webinar sponsored by Nobelus, discover how a digital foil solution can provide an explosion of shine and color on a limited budget.

Palo Alto, California – June 25, 2018 – Foiling can create the perfect finishing touch, but it’s not always practical – or affordable — for short run projects. Until now. Working in combination with any HP Indigo press, sleeking is a cost-effective digital technique that designers can utilize for classic foil applications. Not only does it open up a new world of possibilities, but it lets designers overprint foils to create a burst of unexpected color that is guaranteed to impress.

In an exclusive PaperSpecs webinar, printing and design experts Chris Buoni and Erika Bartos share inspirational examples of sleeking at its finest. You’ll see how sleeking can be used in a classic silver or gold foil way to bring type or patterns to life; a metalized background, to enhance your images; or a dramatic holographic impression to create print projects that will impress the pickiest clients.

“Sleeking gives designers the power to create a stunning shine to their print projects even if they’re working with a limited budget,” says Sabine Lenz, founder of “Chris Buoni and Erika Bartos provide insights that can open up a world of creativity for designers.”

Whether you want to transform business cards, high-end wedding invitations or marketing materials, sleeking provides a finish that will catapult your creations to new levels.

Foiling’s Next Frontier: Sleeking
Thursday, July 19th, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)
Registration Link:

Guest Speakers

Chris Buoni and Erika Bartos have a breadth of experience in how designers can leverage the power of digital foil. In this informative webinar, they will share:

  • Examples of sleeking that will inspire and impress
  • How to create a multitude of custom foil colors and patterns
  • Why sleeking is ideal for short runs and small budgets (hint: no dies required!)
  • Do’s and don’ts of the sleeking process
  • How sleeking can create new opportunities for designers

PaperSpecs webinars are developed to include inspiring real-world examples, highly useful and easily implemented tips, and cutting-edge perspectives from industry thought leaders.

Thanks to the generous support of Nobelus, Foiling’s Next Frontier: Sleeking is free for attendees. Space is limited, however, so be sure to reserve your seat today for this special event at

About Chris Buoni
Chris is the VP of New Business Development for Perfect Communications, where he has spent 24 years with a primary focus on print. Currently, Chris oversees the sales and marketing of all digital and print products for Perfect Communications. Chris has been active in AIGA Philadelphia for eight years, serving on the board as Partnership and Membership Director. Although not a designer, Chris is passionate about design and dedicated to empowering the design community to recognize its full potential.  Chris also serves his local community of Medford Township, NJ, as an elected official on the town council, where he served as Mayor for 2014.

About Erika Bartos

Erika is the founder and partner of Hooray Design® based out of Ontario, Canada. With a good number of years of experience in design and print combined, she brings a realistic knowledge of how design translates to a final printed piece. Her perspective remains, “designing is a privilege and the details matter—start to finish.” When not on the job she relishes time with her family, enjoying real conversation, getting lost in time while gardening, organizing pretty much anything, and taking in the sincerity of culture and history anywhere she finds herself.

About Nobelus

Nobelus began enhancing print as a trade finisher in 1989. From humble roots, the company evolved into an innovator for print finishing technology in the early 2000’s, helping the world’s largest on-demand publisher perfect “Book of One”production. Later in that decade, Nobelus introduced the Komfi Laminating systems in North America, innovating laminate production to new levels. In 2013, HP® tapped Nobelus for its revolutionary SHR™ Process to make photos using Nobelus and HP Indigo technology. More innovation came quickly when digital variable data foil stamping, known as Sleeking, was introduced. Today, Nobelus operates three sales centers, two production facilities, and four regional warehouses across North America, serving thousands of clients in the print, publishing, folding carton, flexible packaging, and label markets. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nobelus is the global leader in thermal laminate technology, driving innovation in ScuffProof, Holographic, Metalized, Tactile, Textured, and Printable films. With a core value of sharing, Nobelus provides industry insight through Nobelus University, as well as giving back a generous portion of profits to the community.

About PaperSpecs
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