Phoenix Color® Component Technical Information

We offer many value-added special effects, including our trademarked decorative techniques, all focused on bringing your product center-stage in the marketplace.


Four-color printing over a brilliant, vibrant silver and can be customized to give the desired metal effect.


An etched foil effect that will add depth and detail to any artwork.

Interactive Illusion®

A raised spot UV effect that can be used as a faux emboss to give your artwork texture.

Spot Glitter

A shimmering effect for use on book components, adding extra sparkle and movement.

Blind Spot UV

An effect that requires no printed design at all. A clear gloss effect that creates art all on its own.

Gritty Matte UV

An overall finish with a rough, grainy surface quality that makes artwork touchable. Available as a Spot or Flood application.

Look of Leather™

Create the style and texture of leather with this luxurious embossed effect.


A spot UV effect that glows, creating a powerful dynamic to artwork.


A film and UV combination that is an alternative to using matte film with spot gloss.

Blind Emboss

An emboss that stands alone, not in register with any specific artwork, creating a unique effect.

Post Emboss

An overall effect that can be used on case covers, paperback covers and book jackets to give texture to artwork. Available in gloss or matte finishes.


A special custom detailed emboss which is done at the final stage of production, going over all laminations and coatings.

Dry Trapping

A metallic ink effect that gives a metallic sheen to artwork without the use of foil or metallized stocks.


A technique that recreates CMYK while removing any unwanted colors. Can be used in combination with any PMS color; the possibilities are endless.