the technique breakdown
Digital CMYK printing is a cost effective flat printing method that allows for an endless number of colors to be used. Specialty inks like metallic gold, metallic silver, and white are also available. Digital printing can be especially beautiful when combined with other printing techniques.
Letterpress printing is a form of relief printing in which ink is applied to the raised surface of a printing plate. The pressure with which the press forces the plate into the paper during printing results in the deep impression and desirable texture. Ink color options are virtually endless and can also be metallic in nature, if desired. Letterpress inks are most times not entirely opaque.
Foil press printing uses relief metal dies, a thin layer of foil, which is imprinted on to the surface of the paper using pressure and heat. Unlike letterpress, foil stamping can achieve a true metallic or opaque finish. There is a set collection of foil colors available, but with options for shiny or matte, there are still fun decisions to make!