I have serious doubts about the final costs. After a brief visit to gemini print in Shoreham, I realized that the foiling process I had in mind was far too complex. It was not much about the space that had to be foiled, but the image complexity itself. The whole cover page has been vectorized and converted into black elements.
After a long and exhausting discussion I agreed for the foiling of the logo only. This again, was not my intention but having a very limited time and money this will still make the cover unique.
After researching and collecting multiple foiling brochures and booklets I had in mind to use a very contrasting and provoking colour. I had no use for a very toned image that can satisfy the majority of the exhibition audience.
I have collected several brochures and booklets that contained foiling but most of them used foiling for typographic based designs, which again made it more difficult for me to know how to use this process in illustrations.
Most of the foiling I noticed was made in gold or silver. However there is a huge amount of foiling tones and colours that can be applied. Having more options in front of me made me realize that I could have gone more crazy with my design. The only minus would be the paper stock. The textured papers like linen or felt don’t have a smooth surface which can make it harder to stamp. The stamped area shouldn’t have a Coating or varnish too, which again leads to the assumption that speciality papers for foiling are a bit more expensive.
Since the failure of the “Prospectus” project I was very keen to use a more sophisticated paper stock for the inside of the book. The issue here was that my illustrations were resized to fit the A5 booklet size. Therefore having a very texturized paper can actually absorb some of the ink which may result in faded images. My goal was to highlight my illustrative skills therefore I set the quality of my designs in the foreground. I still ordered a set of different paper variations. Another issue with this stock would be the increase in pricing.