Creating an Akua Foil File

With Akuafoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors, into multi-colored foils. Akua Foil uses a special processed foil system that is applied under our 4 color process to create an array of foil colors. It’s simple, affordable, and makes your piece stand out from the crowd. xx Akua Foil has raised the bar for traditional color printing by increasing the possibilities for your business to stand out from your competitors. Radiance never seen before and dazzle you can afford! With Akuafoil Foil, You can produce foiled half tones, gradients and have multiple colors in foil on the same design. The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination, giving your customers an exquisite edge. With our unique colored foil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors, into multi-colored foils. This new unique first class printing effect is guaranteed to make your business cards and postcard promotion stand out and get noticed at a price that will give you true competitive advantage. HOW TO CREATE An AKUA FOIL FILE For an Akua Foil job, you must include a foil mask file along with your CMYK file. The mask file indicates where the foil will be placed. The file process is the same as spot UV..100% K where foil is placed, 0% where the foil is not placed.As shown below, the file on the left is the normal CMYK print file. If you want the logo to be foiled, then your Akua foil mask file should look like the file on the right. The White indicates no foil and 100% K indicates where the foil will be. xx If you would like only silver foil to print, make sure to have at least 15% K in that white area. A White Color in a CMYK file that is 100% K in your Akua foil mask will appear as plain silver foil. However, for a higher quality plain silver foil, we recommend to have at least 15% K in that white area. We print full color Akuafoil products on 16 Point card stock or 100 LB gloss book. Our foil products highlight a high/low contrast between foiled and un-foiled areas. Full color foil products are simple to create, affordable, and make your card or sheet stand out and get noticed.


Foil cards adds the look of luxury to your product or service. If you have your own business, you know the importance of promoting your business as much as possible. Although you do not want to be viewed in the same light as an obnoxious car salesman who screams during television commercials, there are plenty of ways to promote your business without offending people.

Layout 1One opportunity to promote your business is whenever you meet someone new. Not only can you tell them about your business, but you can also give them a business card. A business card helps to serve as a reminder about your business. Because people receive so many business cards, it is important to give yours a special touch that will make it more memorable. One way to accomplish this is by using foil cards. Foil cards come in the standard 3.5 x 2 inch business card size, a slimline card 1.5 x 3, or a square social card 2.5 x 2.5. What makes these cards different from others they get is that they are printed with silver or gold foil or with full color foil which can be more than one color foil. When silver or gold foil is combined with the silk laminated finish that is put on these cards, it create a business card that people will notice.When you use full color foil (Akuafoil) with your business cards, you are able to create cards that look quite impressive with more than one color foil that has blends and gradients. Because both these foil cards are associated with luxury, this type of card is great for branding your business.

Many people don’t realize that virtually any business can be branded as a luxury choice. You don’t have to be an upscale automaker or clothing designer to benefit from this kind of branding. For example, you may run a service business. By using foil cards for this type of branding, you can position your business as the top of the line service choice in your industry. When you are viewed as a luxury choice, it’s easier to charge more for the service that you offer. Since you already take great care of your customers, this branding simply allows you to receive more in return for the value that you provide.
If your business produces a product, your product can benefit just as much from luxury branding through the use of foil cards. If you choose to use gold foil on your cards, you can bill your company’s product as the gold standard. Being able to take this type of marketing angle will allow you to establish even more trust with your prospects. When people really trust you, they are far more likely to purchase from you. Using AkuaFoil cards allows you to use silver and gold foil together which can also create a luxury brand for your product and can give your business an edge over your competitors.
Foil business cards are unique and impressive. They give a look of luxury and attract attention. Easy to create, they are inexpensive and elegant. To learn more about our Foil cards, go to Silver or Gold foil cards or our AkuaFoil Full color foil cards.