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Popular Cover Embellishment to Make Your Albums Stand Out

Popular Cover Embellishment to Make Your Albums Stand Out

Using cover embellishments can enhance the sophistication of photo albums and increase photographers’ profits as upgrade options. Adding a customized embellishment can improve product’s overall look and give it a unique touch. It will show off your professionalism. Additionally, you can use embellishments to add your studio logo to enhance your studio branding.

However, you may find it challenging to select the appropriate embellishment among various options. This article introduces the most popular embellishments in the photography industry, including Foil & Debossing, Raised Foil, Foil, Laser Engraving, UV Print, and Raised Varnishing.

Foil & Debossing Embellishment

One of the most classic embellishments that bring the debossing effect is Foil & Debossing. It produces a metallic, reflective surface. The Foil & Debossing technology is made by putting the foil on the cover, and then making a depression with a hot template to leave behind a metallic design. The Foil & Debossing cover has a sunken feel and a luxurious metallic sheen. It is perfect for wedding, engagement, and boudoir photography. For clients who want to feel the tactile effect in addition to seeing the metallic decoration, Foil & Debossing is undoubtedly the ideal choice.

However, you should note that since this technology requires hot stamping and shaping at high temperatures. It is generally used on materials with a certain thickness such as Genuine Leather, Leatherette, and Suede.

Zno provides Foil & Debossing embellishment in seven distinct color options, each with its own unique charm: Matte Gold, Rose Gold, Copper, Silver, White, Black, and Clear.

Raised Foil Embellishment

Raised Foil works well if you need a raised tactile feel. To produce a raised metallic design, colorful foil is applied on top of a transparent layer of varnishing oil that has been printed on the cover. The raised patterns are touchable and bring an incomparable sense of sophistication with the high-quality cover.

Due to the exquisite technology, you can see Raised Foil on Genuine Leather, Leatherette, and Photo Paper covers. No matter which of the four colors you select—Gold, Matte Gold, Silver, or Matte Silver, you will be astounded by this elegant embellishment.

Foil Embellishment

Foil is a flat printing effect when not accompanied by “embossing” or “debossing”. While Foil is frequently used with debossing, it also presents a low-key, unique charm when applied by itself. Foil is perfect for clients who want to add a metallic-looking decoration to a thin material. Such as a paper cover where Foil & Debossing is not possible.

Foil is typically used for the inner design of photo albums since it is so smooth that it can blend with photo paper. It can add a layer of metallic luster to the inner pages, creating a unique visual effect and showcasing a gorgeous and luxurious feel. The good news is that the most popular photo paper covers (hard covers) can also use this embellishment. It also provides basic album creative design possibilities.

Zno offers three color options for you to customize your Foil design: Gold, Silver, and Red.

Laser Engraving

Laser Engraving is the most traditional photo album embellishment. It is a recessed printing effect that consists of laser etching a design into a surface, which uses a high-temperature nozzle to burn a depression into the cover to form a pattern. The majority of your designs will appear black if you use Laser Engraving on the album cover. However, if you choose a Genuine Leather cover, the high temperature will only burn off the layer of the leather material, revealing the color inside the leather.

Laser Engraving can be applied to covers in many different materials, making it a good choice if you like this simple and natural visual effect. For those who are on a tight budget, this is also an affordable option. However, this embellishment does not provide an option to customize the color, since the final effect depends on the color inside the cover material.

UV Print

UV Print is an embellishment option that prints directly onto the cover using a color inkjet machine. It is very smooth and has a bit of a filmy feel to it. With the use of the color inkjet machine, an unlimited range of colors and complex designs can be supported. Any text or color pattern that you design online can be easily printed using UV Print, giving it an upscale appearance.

Zno offers UV Print in 34 different fonts and unlimited color choices, and it supports almost all cover materials. For newborn and family photography, UV Print is an affordable and best option if you want to decorate the cover with a specific color or a contrasting color to produce a stunning and excellent cover while saving money for the budget-conscious.

Raised Varnishing

In order to create a raised appearance, Raised Varnishing uses a machine to spray a transparent layer of varnish oil. Only experts can finish it perfectly since its process is complex, time-consuming, and requires the use of advanced technology. The raised texture of this embellishment is visible and touchable, with a translucent pattern. Therefore, if you appreciate the sensation of understated elegance and minimalistic modernism, pick this embellishment, which has also become a recent new trend in the photography business.

Raised Varnishing will display the color of the cover material because of its translucent design. If you want to combine it with other colors to create a distinct effect, you can choose UV Print & Raised Varnishing, which allows you to choose any color you want. Due to the complexity of the technology, both Raised Varnishing and UV Print & Raised Varnishing are limited to genuine leather and selected leatherette covers.

From Foil & Debossing, Raised Foil to UV Print, Raised Varnishing and Laser Engraving, all these embellishments will add originality and special flavor to albums that captivates the clients’ attention.

How to Get Embellishment Swatches

Since you’ve learned all about the different embellishments, you’ll definitely want to see how they present in texts and patterns. Join the Zno Pro Plan and get a Sample Pack for only $5, which includes Embellishment Swatches. It also includes a Pre-Made Sample Flush Mount Album in a cover and theme of your choice, as well as Material Swatches with the exception of the Paper Swatch Ring. Whatever you choose, Zno will provide you with high-quality products and professional service. Sign up for a free account and join us! 

About Zno

Zno is your One-Stop-Shop Print Lab and All-In-One software platform for professional photographers. With premium quality print products and innovative selections, impress your clients with professional printing on high-quality materials. Maximize your profits with maximum customization options and streamline your workflow with our cloud-based editing and easy ordering system. Say goodbye to complexity and hello to simplicity with Zno. Join us today and take your photography business to new heights!

Zno is your One-Stop-Shop Print Lab and All-In-One software platform for professional photographers. With premium quality print products and innovative selections, impress your clients with professional printing on high-quality materials. Maximize your profits with maximum customization options and streamline your workflow with our cloud-based editing and easy ordering system. Say goodbye to complexity and hello to simplicity with Zno. Join us today and take your photography business to new heights!

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