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Metal Applique

Also known as Metallay Embossing, this is where a very thick foil (think of heavy duty aluminum foil for your kitchen) that has an adhesive back is applied with a sculpted brass embossing die through the wrapped cover, and the foil covers the entire design area.  This is a long standing Yearbook decorating technique and from our years of serving that industry, we can provide it for commercial applications.  Always works best with a multi-level design and needs to have some type of surrounding border to allow for the film to cut cleanly.  This process normally uses silver or gold foil, however we can get other colors like copper, red, green depending on availability.  Many times we will also antique or Overtone the design to help bring out the detail.  This hand applied process gives a very unique look as no two covers will be exactly alike!