Sometimes we get a job where even we are wowed by the result. On Friday we completed a well-thought gold foil blocking and sculptured embossing project for a golf-related company.


The job was first of all printed in full colour on 450gsm Satimat and matt laminated on both sides. Satimat is one of the very few silk stocks which go up to 450gsm and is supplied by Antalis.

Gold Foil Blocking

Next was the gold foil blocking, which was used to create the dimples of the golf ball image. At this stage, it was just a nice looking foil blocked job. The next step added the magic and gave the business cards the wow factor.

EmbossingGold Foil Blocking

Unlike standard embossing, sculptured embossing embosses the card to different heights, rather than just a consistent height. Working with our block maker we created an embossing block which increased in depth from one side of the ball image to the other.

The end result was really pleasing, as the embossed area combined with the flat gold foiling gives the golf ball real depth.