Ever wondered how foil printing is achieved?

Posted on: November 20th, 2014

Silver & gold foil printing adds an element of sophistication to any printed item.

 

As well as silver and gold metallic, a wide range of colours and effects are available to provide a variety of finishes; marble, leather, wood, snakeskin and more!

 

How is foil printing achieved? 

 

Foil stamping/ hot stamping is accomplished using a metal plate (like the one below), which has been engraved with an image of the desired design.

The plate strikes a roll of foil film, which causes the foil to adhere to the plate.  The metal plate then strikes the area of material to be imprinted, with the foil transferred due to a combination of heat and pressure – leaving a highly reflective image with a bright and dense metallic appearance.

 

Metal plate used for silver foil printing by Nine 8 Nine Design & Print Ltd, for our London based client.

 

Silver, gold & coloured foils can be used for logos, accents surrounding logos, borders or highlights around images & elegant accents.

If you would like to discuss or get a quotation for foil printing,

please call us on 01883 626667.

We are based in Warlingham, Surrey, providing print for clients nationally & internationally.