Decorate the edge of your creation with one of the predominant colours or be more daring and use a new one.
Edge painting is a process completely artisan that looks better when the greater thickness of the paper you use. Also, it allows the use of the palette de metallic colours: gold, silver and bronze.
We don’t recommend edge painting for pieces that are folded and coasters. For the cuts of clear colours over dark papers it is convenient to carry out a test before starting production.
What at the beginning was a system of protection for books, today has been transformed into a finish that brings brightness and it is incorporated into the most daring designs, abandoning old resonances of the past.
If you are looking for light to be reflected and more shine, you will achieve that effect through silver or gold film utilized in their production. For that end the metallic edge painting will not give you said result.
Duplex / Triplex
The duplex/triplex is the ideal solution if you are looking for a contrast of visual and tactile sensations.
It allows you to combine colours beyond the cut, employ different types of supports and reach thickness that are not usual.
The duplex/triplex can be of different types:
A + A: two equal supports with whose union you can achieve an increase of the thickness either to apply a finish in the cut or to hide the traces of a process in which the paper is marked on both sides.
A + B: two different supports with whose combination in addition to what has already mentioned you can add the contrast of colour and/or textures of the supports.
A + A + A: three equal supports to achieve a considerable thickness in search of a bigger edge, strength… or simply better protection.
A + B + A: the cut is made beautiful with a touch of colour without giving up the natural tone of the supports that covers. It is also known as the duplex/triplex sandwich.