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What is Digital Foil Printing?
With the rising popularity of foil stamping and the demand of quick turnarounds there is a definite need for digital foil printing. Here at Gold Image Printing, we have finally brought this to life to complement our traditional foil stamping process. With so many clients asking for small runs and needing their project so fast, you can now order one offs with no setup fee or minimum charge. You can even pick up your order in 2 business days rather than the regular 5-7 business days that it takes to complete a standard foil stamping process. So, what is digital foil? What makes it so special? You may already have an idea, but let's delve more deeply into what makes this specialty so amazing.
Compared to the traditional foil stamping process, digital foil printing is much easier. Rather than using metal blocks typeset, it is set up by using a computer file. That's right, digital printing is done by a digital foil printing machine that reads files directly from your computer. You are free to design your own template for your digital foil printing needs and send it off to us to get the job done. Unlike foil stamping which uses a pre-made pattern, or requires you to have one specially created, with digital foil printing you can print exactly what you need.
First the paper is treated with a laminate like soft touch laminate. Next, the laminated paper is overprinted, setting a 100% black ink or toner over the area that is to hold the digital foil. Finally, the roller prints the digital foil smoothly onto the sections with the 100% black ink or toner, giving the desired effect. This last step is effectively digital roll to roll foil printing. Similar processes are used for applying other metallic inks and holographic effects. Since this can all be done rather quickly, there's no prolonged period of waiting for everything to be set up; the process is all-around hassle-free. In some ways it lacks the same luxury that traditional foil stamping provides, but it gets the job done in style and with speed. Additionally, if you really don't want lamination to be added, this isn't the option for you and you're better off going with foil stamping.
Make Use of Digital Foil Printing
Digital foil stamping can be utilized in any project, you can easily add some life to any job by using the gold foil or silver foil that is offered. If you're looking for more color options, you'll be able to get that too. Have a look at our massive selection of foil colors in our foil color chart! Remember that if you want to use digital foil printing for any of your products, you will need to make a request for a custom quote. By and large, digital foil printing is used to apply gold foil printing and silver foil printing to a wide selection of corporate, entertainment, and wedding products in order to add a smooth layer of shine that is eye-catching and elegant. But we are most definitely not limited to those two colors alone. Before moving on to popular digital foil printing products, let's consider the materials that can be used.
When considering the addition of digital foil printing to your product, it is important to keep in mind the paper stocks that are being used. While it is possible to have digital foil printed on matte, the end result may leave you disappointed if you are looking forward to the tactility of your highly textured paper stock (it will be lost in the lamination process). If you're ever uncertain about what fits, your best bet is to contact us. Some great paper stock options for applying our digital foil printing are: 16pt Cover- Semi Gloss, a super sturdy and versatile, coated stock that adds a nice sheen to the paper for sharp, vibrant colors; the 16pt Cover- Fine Finch- a standard weight card stock that is 40% denser than most single layer business cards, also sturdy and versatile, providing nice colors even though uncoated; a 20pt Cover- Soft Touch, which adds a soft suede texture to your digital foil printing products, ideal for luxury hang tags, high-end postcards, and invitations. With some of the paper selections in mind, let's have a look at our products that make fantastic use of custom foil printing.
Products that use Digital Foil Printing
There are so many products at Gold Image Printing that make use of digital foil print detail. To get you started on the ins and outs of our colored and gold foil printing services, here are some examples. Our digital foil Invitations let you wow your guests from the moment they open the envelope and see what's inside. No longer will your invitation be lost in a stack, it will literally outshine the rest! With our digital foil greeting cards you can get that same shine, this time applied to holidays cards, thank you notes, and more! With our highly popular digital foil business cards your customers will be doing a double-take as they recognize the class and effort that went into styling your business cards. The added benefit here is that passersby will notice the shine too, increasing your exposure to potential customers. Let our gold foil printer
impress with digital foil postcards that will wow any recipient. Talk about making the photo wall! If you're ever wondering if digital foil printing can be applied to a product, like a foil poster, just give us a shout and let us know what you're after. We here at Gold Image Printing are always happy to offer our assistance!
If you've had a look through our products throughout our Gold Image Printing website, it's likely you've stumbled upon other specialties. In addition to its use for digital foil printing, we also offer soft touch laminate on its own. Interested in something else entirely? Choose from white ink, foil stamping, letterpressing, embossing (such as with our raised digital foil greeting cards), and debossing. Need help deciding? Look at our Gold Image Printing Blog post: Which Should I Choose: Deboss or Letterpress? You'll have to make a request for a custom quote when adding digital foil printing or adding any of our other specialties. Finally, you may want to set up a corporate account to work closely with us as we help you design and order a lineup of assorted products, from those using digital foil printing to anything else that you need.