Creating and Ordering a Custom Cover Die

Make your album cover stand out with a custom cover imprint. Creatively upsell your clients with a die imprint that will be meaningful to them. Think of dies as an album tattoo—what design is truly personal for your client and will evoke lasting positive emotions and memories?

Die imprinting creates a debossed depression that is accented by your choice of a metallic foil. Create a custom cover die to imprint your client's design, monogram, or corporate logo in sizes from 2x2" to 8x10". Create for one-time use, or keep it on file for future.

Most cover materials accept imprinting, except where noted in our swatch images. Choose from any of our standard foil colors of black, white, red, gold, silver, copper, rose gold, or in clear. We imprint with dies on the front cover of an album; imprinting locations vary for other products.

Die Design

The best die designs have clean, solid, black and white artwork; shading, screened areas, or gradients will not reproduce well. Heavy black areas, very fine lines, and ornate fonts also do not imprint well. We recommend you use a moderate outline for the best results.

We will check your artwork before making the die and let you know if there may be problems. We want you to look your best but cannot guarantee the results on any design. If you have ANY questions, please contact us before you submit your order so we can avoid disappointments.

If this is your first die with Finao you will want to create your design and submit it BEFORE adding other items to your shopping cart. This will activate the "imprint die custom die" option in a product's order form. Once you have ordered a die once, the option to "imprint with custom die" will automatically become available for each new order.

Custom Die Guidelines

  • Artwork must be solid black & white (no gradients)
  • Die sizes range from 2x2" to 8x10"
  • Use a TIF file format at 300 DPI
  • Files should not exceed 2MB
  • Die set-up fee starts at $50. Imprint your design on your product for just $5
  • Ready to use in 7-10 business days