Where the Foil Goes

Posted in Feature on February 26, 2013

By Monty Ashley

Let's say you have a foil Gideon, Champion of Justice. It looks like this, right?

Gideon, Champion of Justice
 

Well, no. Not really. Because the foiling process is applied differently on different parts of the card. Some parts are shiny and some parts aren't. See foiling treatment below.

What you're looking at here is the underprinting that the foiling process uses. The white parts get the shiny foiling, then the regular colors are printed on top of that. See how Gideon's eyes are blocked out in white? That's what makes them reflective on the card!

Now that we've established all that, here are a few more cards with keen foily effects.

Shielded Passage

See foiling below.

Last Thoughts

See foiling below.

Miming Slime

See foiling below.

Latest Feature Articles

FEATURE

April 19, 2019

War of the Spark Release Notes by, Wizards of the Coast

Compiled by Eli Shiffrin, with contributions from Laurie Cheers, Carsten Haese, Nathan Long, and Thijs van Ommen. Document last modified March 14, 2019. DOC Download Links:English | 中國話...

Learn More

FEATURE

April 18, 2019

War of the Spark Story Hype by, Chris Gleeson

This is it. The climactic finale. The Gatewatch (and loads of other Planeswalkers) facing off head-to-head against Nicol Bolas (and loads of other Planeswalkers). ...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features and analyze web traffic. By clicking YES, you are consenting for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more