When the industry refers to hot stamping foil, traditio […]
When the industry refers to hot stamping foil, traditionally that means hot foil stamping. This process uses a metal plate (die), that has a raised impression of the design to be foil stamped onto the surface of the substrate. The plate comes in contact with the foil and transfers a thin layer of the foil film into the surface of the paper. As the plate is heated, the foil adheres to the surface of the paper in the areas of the desired imprint. This results in a highly reflective image.
The pressure based process imparts dimension to the final result. A combination foil-emboss die can be used to achieve foil-stamped and embossed image in one pass.
The process works well with all types of paper stocks.
Numerous options of foil colors and effects are available (ex. Gloss/matte, gold, silver, white, clear, pearlescent, rainbow, holographic etc.)
Provides greatest contrast especially when using darker colored paper stocks.
The process requires a die, increases cost and time needed for production.
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