What is Foilstamping?

Written by deepa _

October 10, 2020

Foilstamping can be the all-important difference between an ordinary marketing material and a piece that’s both shiny and irresistible. If you’re looking for a unique way to add some class and sophistication to your printed project to make it look and feel more premium, then foil printing is the way to go. Here’s what foil printing is and what it’s good for.

Foilstamping is a specialty printing process which uses heat, pressure and metallic OR matt foil. This is used to create different effects with graphics on various materials. Foilstamping gives the focus area an incredible look and has long been the preferred method of enhancing print in many industries.

So, this technique is an application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by applying a heated die on to the foil. This makes it permanently adhere to the surface which leaves the image/design of the die, regardless of whether it’s a small, intricate design or a larger surface area.

The unique thing about Foilstamping is that they come in a wide selection of colours and finishes. Although the most popular colours are clearly gold and silver foils, they also come in many other colours and effects, such as holographic and pearlescent which all help to create premium finishes and sometimes replicate the look of precious metals.

 

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