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FOIL BLOCKING To get the gold or silver stamp, a foil layer is affixed to the material by a heat transfer process. The hot foil stamping produces stunning results, especially when metallic or unusual foils are pressed into card stock to create a striking look with a gentle impression. Thermography Thermography produces raised printing for an elegant effect. In thermography, resin powder is applied to wet ink and then heat fused to create raised text that has a slight sheen. EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING These similar processes can create very different results. Essentially, both processes involve making a metal plate and a counter; the plate is mounted on a press and the paper is stamped between the plate and counter. This force of pressure pushes the stock into the plate, creating the impression. Embossing produces a raised impression on your paper stock, while debossing creates a depressed impression. BLIND Embossing & Debossing Simply by creating a three dimensional impression on the sheet with the use of a die and the absence of ink, blind embossing creates a visual and tactile appearance that is particularly effective with bold outlined artwork. A de-bossing effect can also be achieved. PLATE SINKING Plate Sinking is an embossing or debossing technique in which an area of the card is either ‘raised’ or ‘sunk’ in so that it sits higher or lower than the rest of the card creating a frame within the design. COATINGS Lamination Techniques Lamination can be a liquid that dries to a tough gloss or dull surface, or it can be a film. Both adhere to the surface to protect it and give it either a soft sheen or a muted matt effect Therefore the resulting effect could be glossy, dull, or even satin. Silk Lamination Silk lamination provides a soft, silk-like finish, is water-resistant and tear-resistant, and complements vibrant colours. Designs traditionally printed in full-colour with an additional step taken to get a unique textured coating with a durable, weather-resistant, silk laminate finish; adding a clear glossy, matte, satin, or neutral finish. Varnish A varnish is a liquid coating applied to a printed surface to add either a clear glossy, matt, satin, or neutral finish: Gloss Varnishing A gloss varnish gives the printed surface a glossy, sheen look. Matte Varnishing A matte varnish gives the printed surface a non-glossy, smooth look. Silk or Satin Varnishing A satin varnish gives the printed surface a neither a high gloss or matte, but the middle ground. UV Varnishing Ultraviolet (UV) varnishing is a process for achieving an even more striking type of coating on your printed material. Either an all over UV seal applied all over the printed surface for a full effect or a spot varnish is applied to chosen areas of a printed piece. This has the effect of highlighting that part of the design or creating a 3D effect. CUTTING Die Cut Die cut involves cutting irregular shapes in paper or paperboard using a die. A die can be used in printing for cutting. This technique can also be utilised for cutting to hold business cards or tickets or clever design can create innovate shapes or windows to embellish a piece. Also useful when scoring for a clean fold with thicker paper or card stock. Dies are normally custom made. Some standard dies are available if you don’t need a custom template and may help reduce the cost of printing a special piece. LASER CUTTING Using a laser rather than a knife to cut the card gives a higher degree of precision therefore more detail can be achieved than using a more conventional die cutting process. Intricate and elaborate designs can really enhance a distinctive design.

The Ecology Partnership

Fantastic experience and service working with Inca to redesign the website for The Ecology Partnership. Simon and Kris took on board our brief to create a visually powerful website which is easy to navigate. They also provided great ideas and guided us through the process with patience and professionalism. We are delighted with the results – thank you

Polly Levitton - Project Administrator

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Thank you both very much for the excellent work you undertook on behalf of Nova Structures in rebranding our business and also in the provision of a new website.

I am delighted with the results and I feel that you have absolutely caught the essence of the business.  You have managed to profile it in a very positive and contemporary manner which is attracting great reviews from our contacts and potential customers from which I am sure will procure business.  You are both to be commended for the work you have done here and I am most grateful to you.

I look forward to seeing you again soon so I can thank you personally and I am sure if we have any more marketing work of this nature, we will definitely look to your practice to assist us in light of the excellent work you have done for Nova.

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Thank you for the excellent service you have given Cura, our website and brochures look fantastic and professional and would be happy to recommend INCA Design.  Overall an excellent service.

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I was recommended Inca Design to help with my new website and I couldn’t have done it without their team. Right from the word go, the help and patience was brilliant. As I am not ‘IT’ technically minded but they are and are getting me there!
It’s so reassuring to know that any query will be professionally dealt with promptly. Looking forward to the continued help and advice from the Inca Design Team.

Gill Hill

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Friendly team who always presented themselves professionally, flexible and approachable. The team helped create a beautiful website with fantastic features whilst offering continued guidance and patience with our inexperience! Since our website launch, they have continued to offer first-class service in maintaining the site & responses to any queries we’ve had. We’re looking forward to working more with Inca down the line.


Scott & Harry - Director

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Being a local company we wanted to stay local, our website had become outdated and cumbersome and needed freshening up, thankfully INCA were on hand to assist. Kris and Simon were both personable and professional throughout and more importantly, helped us through the website ‘techy’ jargon, translating it into our language. Both the price and timeline quoted at the beginning was the price we paid at the end and delivered on time.  We continue to use INCA Design to update our website and use them as our preferred and go-to marketing team. Thank you both.

Nick Riley, Rekan Limited.

We approached Inca design not really knowing what we wanted or needed as a new business with not much direction in the marketing and design front… We had no idea what to expect.  After a couple of conversations, it’s like they knew our business inside and out and they came up with our branding and website which we love!  Such a professional job and such lovely people!  Thank you so much to Inca, we could not recommend them enough.

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