Digital Embellishment Workshop

IDEAS! Digital Embellishment Workshop

Join us in Minneapolis on the second day of Amplify Print

Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 to 4:30 pm

Register for the 2nd Day (Wednesday Pass) or 3 Day Pass (all-inclusive) to join the workshop

Registration is now open.

Become a Digital Embellishment Design Expert      

This 3 ½ hour workshop will be dedicated to designing and creating accurate files for digital embellishments for print. Join industry experts from design, production and manufacturing in the digital embellishment world who will take you through everything from discussions on sensory marketing and why touch matters to incorporating digital embellishments in your design and working directly with artwork to create files for digital embellishments. It will also include an event floor tour where attendees can see firsthand how digital embellishments are applied and executed.  

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Sensory Marketing Through Digital Embellishments: Why Touch Matters

Kevin will explore the cutting edge field of sensory marketing as it is related to touch and how it can be implemented by designers and brand owners to attract customers through digital embellishment technologies.


1:30 to 2:15 pm

Incorporating Digital Embellishments in Your Designs

Join Christine and Zan on a journey into Digital Embellishments thru case studies of recent projects.  They will share samples of designing with digital foils, varnishes, specialty colors, metallic inks, fluorescent inks and more. See how embellishments can elevate a brand and why and how printers are embracing the new print reality.  

Christine Yardley, Print Panther, Zan Banks, Konica Minolta

2:15 to 2:30 pm


2:30 to 3:15 pM

Designing for Digital Embellishments (foils, spot raised UV, and more)  – Design Consideration with In-Design, Illustrator and Other Programs 

April will take attendees through actual design techniques and layers used when setting up files for digital embellishment design. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and develop designs with digital foils and specialty coatings with the assistance of the experts on hand. Samples of digitally embellished pieces – and the files being used – will be available to see the final results.

April Lytle, Scodix

3:15 to 4:00 PM


This tour will include a variety of digital embellishment processes being performed on the event floor. This will include the KURZ’s DIGITAL METAL® technologies (the DM-UNILINER® and DM-LUXLINER®), the Duplo DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater, and Best Graphic’s Ecosystem Jet model Inkjet UV digital coater. Additional equipment and booths related in the production of digitally embellished print will also be included in the tour.  

4:00 to 4:30 pm

Complete Workshop and final Q&A