Foil Stamping NYC
Professional Foil Stamping in New York City
Foil stamping, also known as letterpress foil stamping, is a versatile finishing technique that gives projects a lustrous surface finish. Foil stamping involves applying either a metallic or pigmented foil to the surface of a printed project in order to enhance the overall appearance and add a creative element to printed projects.
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.
The Foil Stamping Process
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.
Types of Foils Used
Different types of foil can achieve different effects depending on the specifications of the project. Some of the most popular types of foils are:
- Metalized foil. This material creates a shiny, metallic finish during the foil stamping process, with gold foil printing and silver being the most popular choices.
- Pearl foil is commonly used on wedding invitations and greeting cards for a pearlescent shine
- Holographic foil can produce 3D or rainbow-colored patterns and can be an ideal option for ID cards, credit cards, and print jobs that require security seals
- Effects foils usually have multiple colored tones or patterns such as sparkles, stripes, and light diffractions
- Scratch-Off foils are meant to be only temporarily adhered to the surface and are meant to conceal sensitive information. This type of foil is commonly found on lottery tickets and phone cards.
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.
The Thomas Group Printing Difference
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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Why Print with Thomas Group?
We’ve been serving NYC’s largest and most innovative companies with quality commercial printing services for four generations, so we have the experience and ability to make even the wildest projects a reality. We offer a few additional benefits for your convenience:
Same Day Rush Printing
Need it fast? No problem. We move at the speed of the city. When submitting your project, ask us about our same day/next day printing options and we'll help you out with rush printing to bring your job from concept to reality quickly.
Need your print job sent straight to your office? We provide our clients with courier delivery anywhere within New York's five boroughs. If you're located outside of the city, we ship nationwide.
With four generations of experience, there's little our seasoned pre-press team hasn't seen. We offer pre-press services to make sure your design files are in good working order before sending the job to press.
Thomas Group Printing NYC is a full service, commercial printing company with extensive experience in all phases of the printing process.We provide our clients with a broad range of sheetfed, web and digital print capabilities. Our state-of-the-art technology enables us to assist you with a wide range of products and services.
Since 1912, we've served some of New York's largest and most innovative companies with quality commercial printing services. We're proudly a fourth-generation family owned and operated company, so we know what it takes to earn and keep your business.
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In today's cluttered marketing environment you can still make a tangible, memorable impression on your customers with print. Convey your message in a durable, detail-rich format that they'll be able to hold, touch and share. Here are a few samples of projects our clients have created with us to do just that: