NEWS: PaperSpecs Webinar Reveals Five Foiling Techniques to Help Designers Add That Extra Sense of Quality and Value to Their Work

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5 Ways to Shine: From Hot Stamping to Sleeking and Beyond
Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

Palo Alto, California – November 29, 2018 – You already know that foil instantly lends quality and value to everything, from business cards and direct-mail pieces to artwork and invitations. What you might not know is that there are five distinct ways to add foil to your work, including digital means that are well within the reach of nearly every budget, and can be used even on small print runs.

In an exclusive PaperSpecs webinar, founder Sabine Lenz throws open the doors to glittering inspiration with a whirlwind look at these techniques, aided by three experts ready to share their extensive knowledge as well as inspiring examples: DataGraphic President Glenn Schuster on hot foil stamping, D’Andrea Visual Communications Owner David D’Andrea on cold foil transfer, and SunDance Managing Director JohnHenry Ruggieri on foil substrates and digital foiling.

“Every year I go to print and creative conferences like HOW Design Live, and every year I’m met with looks of disbelief when I bring up digital foiling options, which is a real shame,” Lenz confides. “It’s why we recently released our free ultimate Foil Cheat Sheet PDF, and why I’m so excited to be joined by three experts in the field who will share some fantastic pieces that show off all the various foiling techniques.”

5 Ways to Shine: From Hot Stamping to Sleeking and Beyond
Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)
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In this free PaperSpecs webinar, Sabine Lenz, along with guests David D’Andrea, JohnHenry Ruggieri and Glenn Schuster, will show you:

  • How to boost your foil color options through overprinting
  • Which papers work best with each foiling method
  • Tips and techniques for making your own foiled pieces look their best
  • How to choose the appropriate technique for your project
  • Inspiring examples of these techniques in action.

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

“5 Ways to Shine: From Hot Stamping to Sleeking and Beyond” is free for attendees. However, space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today for this special event at

About Sabine Lenz

To many, PaperSpecs Founder Sabine Lenz is known simply as “the paper queen,” thanks to both a series of weekly Paper Inspiration videos she produces for that website, as well as her spot-on knowledge of all the latest printing and finishing techniques. This she shares with designers and other industry professionals through PaperSpecs, THE online hub for designers who love paper and print. A speaker at various conferences, including HOW Design Live, Dscoop and PRINT, she also loves judging print competitions to see firsthand just how far today’s designers are willing to push the envelope creatively.

About JohnHenry Ruggieri

As Director of Operations for Central Florida’s premier commercial printer, Ruggieri’s innovative guidance has transformed SunDance into an integrated marketing solutions leader. Advancing a holistic approach to efficient manufacturing, he has brought new ideas and methods to the printing industry. His adaptability to changing tools and market opportunities has fostered SunDance’s growth from a commercial art printer into a highly effective solutions provider. Spearheading the company’s environmental policies, he has established SunDance as Florida’s first Sustainable Green Printer, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

About Glenn Schuster

A graphic industry veteran with more than 30 years of direct print and specialty finishing experience, Schuster, president of DataGraphic, began his career as an apprentice pressman in his father’s printing company, rising through the ranks by working in just about every position there. With a unique ability to find practical solutions through production and design modifications, he enjoys working with clients and designers to find the best solutions by pairing the creative with the best print techniques and materials.

About  David D’Andrea

With more than 35 years of experience in the print industry, D’Andrea has become a go-to provider of the highest-quality products for Fortune 500 companies. In 2005, he opened D’Andrea Graphic Communications in Los Angeles, building a strong reputation for his high-caliber cold foil work. Eight years later he started D’Andrea Visual Communications in Cypress, Calif. Its 55,000-square-foot facility offers state-of-the-art, grand format printing and custom fabrication. He also brought his litho and bindery operation into this new facility, making it a true one-stop shop for all visual marketing needs.

About PaperSpecs is an innovative online hub for graphic designers who are in love with the tactile experience provided by paper and print. Through its acclaimed Paper Inspiration video series, webinars, blog posts and more, PaperSpecs provides inspiration, insights and access to crucial, hands-on tools and resources to help creatives craft printed pieces that WOW.

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