Foil Bookmarks

Exude Elegance With Foil Bookmark Printing

Create useful giveaways for customers at your book launch or big sale. Foil bookmark printing creates luxurious foil accents in six opulent hues.

Elevate Your Brand & Engage Your Audience

The hot foil stamping process decorates images, text, and other details in a smooth surface. Choose from six foil colors: gold, silver, copper, black, blue, or red enhancements. Foil printing is applicable on one or both sides of your personalized bookmark.

Make a Lasting Impression

Silk lamination coats the entire design to complement the vibrant colors.. The 16 pt. cardstock adds to the premium impression you’re bound to make. Spot UV printing varies the texture on a plain surface. It adds a vibrant, high gloss shine to decorative elements or words that need emphasis.

Fits Hardbound and Pocket Books Alike

Your file should be in any of the four available standard sizes. The 6” x 2” is the biggest and most popular option.  

All orders come with a 1/8" hole in the top center. Strings or tassels are not included.

Foil Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements below as you create a design using our downloadable templates:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in foil.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.

How to Prepare Your Design for Foil Printing

  1. Create two files that differentiate the areas printed in regular ink from the elements with foil printing.
    1. The regular CMYK file shows which areas are printed in ink. The elements should show their actual colors and sizes on print.
    2. The foil printing file only shows the elements that will be printed in foil colors. The element(s) that will be printed in foil should have the same location as seen on the CMYK file. Apply 100% K on the foil area and place the rest of the file in white.

The images below show the difference between the two files:

How to Add Spot UV Elements to Your Artwork

You can also print an artwork with both foil and spot UV elements.

This requires a third file that shows the spot UV areas, which you can create through the following steps:

  1. Apply a 100% K to the areas with spot UV printing.
  2. Make sure the spot UV file has the exact same size as the CMYK and foil printing files.
  3. On the CMYK file, add a 1/16” gap between the spot UV and foil areas.

Foil Bookmark Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your bookmarks print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for foil printing:

  • Create two layers on your file.
  • The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color
  • The second layer shows which areas will be printed in foil. Color all portions for foil printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Foil Bookmarks Layout Templates

Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

How to Make the Best (book)Mark

Customers are compelled to keep the luxurious design offered in your foil bookmark. Here are a few ways to make the most out of this printing technique:

  • Personalize every detail. Whether you’re printing a set for your church or as giveaways at a wedding, the bookmark’s text, images, and overall design should be customized to its purpose.
  • Give them away at big events. Give away foil bookmarks to the university’s prospective freshmen or at a big book sale your publishing company is participating in.
  • Make it easy to read and worth keeping. Use the foil accents to highlight a particular design or to emphasize a memorable line that customers will refer to.
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