Foil printing, also known as letterpress foil stamping, is a versatile finishing technique that gives projects a lustrous surface finish. Foil printing involves applying either a metallic or colored foil to the surface of a printed project in order to enhance the overall appearance and add a creative, high-end element to printed projects.
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There are multiple types of foil printing available, and our team at Thomas Group Printing can help you choose the best finishing technique for your next project.
Traditional foil stamping involves etching a design onto a metal plate called a foiling die, similar to a rubber stamp. Once the design is on the die, the die is heated up and a thin layer of foil is placed between the die and the substrate. The die is then used to apply pressure to the foil and the printed surface, which causes the foil to permanently adhere to the paper in the shape of the etched design.
It’s possible to have multiple colors of foil during hot stamping services. To achieve this, multiple dies need to be made for each color and several runs of the press foiling machine are required to create the final design. Foils can also range from gloss metallics to matte finish depending on the level of shine desired. Foil stamping can add an additional element of professionalism and design to projects such as book covers and point of purchase materials including table tents, counter displays, and floor displays.
Different types of foil can achieve different effects depending on the specifications of the project. Some of the most popular types of foils are:
The type of foil stamping that’s best for your project will depend on many factors, and we’re here to help you plan your project to perfection every step of the way.
When it comes to professional printing in NYC, Thomas Group Printing specializes in a broad range of sheetfed, web, and digital print capabilities for the modern business world. We are fourth generation family owned and operated, so we know what it takes to adapt and make your business stand out. Reach out to us today to find out more about adding foil stamping to your project and what foil options are available.
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