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.

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