A visual display of some favourite cards we have produced this year….Details
Foil stamping / foil printing or foil ‘blocking’ is a traditional style of letterpress printing where an image is applied to a product or substrate such as paper, cardboard, leather and various plastics.
Foil stamping is an artistic bespoke approach to printing, it is a ‘dry’ process using rolls of foil – sometimes called gold leaf but not limited to the colour gold of course. Printing foil is made up of several layers and is applied using heat and pressure.
There’s a long history of foil printing through the ages. Check our blogs to see just how far back into time this artisan craft can be traced.
Embossing, essentially is moulding the substrate – generally paper or card – with a female embossing block and it’s male counterpart.
By using the force of our foilstamping and embossing machine, we can press the paper and card into almost any shape you can think of, single level embossing and multi level embossing is achievable with this process.
Debossing is the exact opposite of the Emboss – instead of the image standing proud on the page – it is pressed into the card to give an altogether different effect…
*** Did you know… we can combine the foilstamping and embossing process into one pass? this is called combination foil-embossing and can create spectacular embellishment effects.
MatteGold can also provide formecutting for your products, contact us for more information.
As well as general embellishments, we offer high security foilstamping, hologram applications including wallpaper holograms and registered hologram application.
Contact us for more information to help secure your products.
Owned and operated by the Murcott family, our capabilities range from small business card style foil-stamping presses right through to half sheet format machines.
This gives us the ability to provide a full range of embellishment sheet size options offering cost savings to the client by ganging up products.
As an artisan embellishment company you can be assured of the utmost attention to detail and personalised service. We are result driven and strive on customer satisfaction. We don’t just cater to the trade/print market but offer our skilled service to the public. Some of our specialties include wedding and event stationery, personal and occasional stationery. The easiest ways to view our products are via the social network links you’ll find amongst this website. Matte Gold boasts a wealth of technical and application knowledge as well as industry designer contacts through years of product collaboration. Our brand has been designed for cross platform marketing so that it complements our style of embellishment and the design works right through to the digital media that you find on Instagram / Facebook etc.
Once I moved on from this position, I spent two years sub-contracting and training company tradespeople on their presses but finally made my way to the Colorpak Group where for 7 years I managed the foil-stamping and print finishing company – Foilmasters.
In 2015, Colorpak made the hard decision to relinquish the Foilmasters trade business to myself and whilst holding on to their 40 inch foil-stamping and laminate machinery they would concentrate on their own internal demands and finishing requirements – hence Matte Gold was born.