Foil Stamping

The basic concept behind foil stamping is simple. The process is achieved when a die is mounted on a platen and heated. Foil is then placed between the die and the material to be imprinted. When the die presses against the foil, the heat releases the coloring layer from the foil roll and binds it to the end product.

Foil Stamping, which is also known as flat stamping, hot stamping, gold stamping, blocking, and leafing, does not produce a raised image. But when it combined with embossing, as discussed on the embossing page, it is called foil embossing or in the industry,  combination work. Foil Stamping is the only printing process capable of applying bright, non-tarnishable metallic effects to paper, plastic, paper board and other surfaces. But foils are not limited to gold and silver. In fact, stamping foil is available in a wide range of colors, finishes and effects from marble, snake skin, imitation leather, pearls, woodgrains, and geometric patterns to holograms, pigments, metallics, and subtle tints, in matte and gloss finishes.

Since ink, paper, die and color selection are all key elements in the success of an embossed or foil stamped product, it’s a good idea to get Ace Embossing involved in the project at the design level. Before beginning any project involving the use of foil stamping and embossing, it is recommended that you discuss your plans and expectations with Ace Embossing.



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