Today’s low cost, volume printed seals do not compare to our high-end gold foil, silver foil, embossed seals and hot stamped labels. Our vintage, high-quality process is manufactured here in the United States and provides our customers with unique die-cut seals and enclosure cards. K.C. Decorative Seal focuses on creating high-end customized embossed seals, custom labels and personalized stationery to meet your business needs.
Originating in the 1400s, Letterpress printing is one of the oldest of the traditional printing techniques and we are proud to say that it is one of K.C. Decorative’s core capabilities.
Letterpress provides a classy look and feel that the digital printing process cannot. We use it to create labels, stickers, business cards, invitations, seals, gift enclosure tags, address labels, product labels and more.
Letterpress embossing on foils whether blind or using inks is still an elegant look.
ROLL LETTERPRESS LABEL MANUFACTURER
Our presses produce each die cut embossed seal individually on rolls. Our letterpresses strip away the excess material leaving only distinct die cut seals.
DISTINCT DIE CUT SEALS
Our inventory of special die cuts numbers into the hundreds. Send us a hand drawn rough copy of what you want and we’ll send you choices as close as we have to your drawing.
Create an elegant look by embossing (or blind embossing) your design. Embossing is the process of raising a design or image above the label’s surface basically creating a 3-dimensional design. Use it when you want to aim to impress.
Also known as hot stamping, foil stamping involves the use of heat, pressure and metal foils to create a shining metal-like design. Metallic foil (seals) add the finishing touch to your documents, awards, certificates and more.
CREATIVITY WITH HOT STAMP & EMBOSS ON FOILS
Hot stamp and embossing together gives a flawless look to your stickers and labels adding a formal style finish. We hot stamp and emboss in one pass through the press.
GIFT ENCLOSURES AND DECORATIVE TAGS
Manufacturing gift wrap enclosure cards and decorative tags are produced on our same letterpress equipment. We can apply tape on the back of cards as they come through the press. Tags come with a hole punch all ready for your ribbon to match your packaging.
OUR DIE CUTTING PROCESS
Creations of all types can be done on our continuous letterpress equipment. The die or ‘cut’ can be drawn and produced easily. We order dies from a local die maker who has this reproduction down to an exact science. Using local people can postpone delays in production.
PRESSURE SENSITIVE MATERIALS
Pressure sensitive is roll label material that can be tinted to a color. Our most popular options are bright gold and bright silver paper foil material. We use paper foil stock which has the elasticity to emboss a good line weight image. Our roll labels can be tinted (floodcoated). The border and cut line can be made to order.
Colors can be selected to tint material. We call this ‘flood coating’. If you need a certain PMS color flood coat, we can work with you. Our standard colors are clear, white, gold and silver, dull and bright.
Our inks are thick and paste-like in nature, giving good coverage and making them long lasting. It’s worth the wait for overnight drying to have curable ink covering your product labels.
We mix PMS shades to match your gift wrap packaging, whether it’s your paper design, ribbon color or any part of your color scheme.
Our standard colors are the primary and secondary colors, plus black, white, silver and gold. Any shade can be made if you submit a color sample that we can mix to match to. Ink can be shaded but hot stamp colors come off the roll as is. We use both inks and hot stamp ribbon colors.
Embossing is producing a raised type font, illustration or image on foil.
This standard process of our company started in 1902. Owning our old embossing letterpress equipment has it’s roots deeply embedded into the true embossing process and is still a genuine source of pride for K.C. Decorative Seal.
We create the deep embossing used throughout the 20th Century and it continues today with our second generation.