Foil stamping uses heat and metallic film in a specialty printing process that produces a shiny design on paper, and other materials through use of a hot foil stamping machine.
Instead of using magnetism, plates, or inks to print words and shapes, the foil stamp process uses dies, which are sculpted metal stamps. The heated dies seal a thin layer of metallic leaf onto a surface. The foil comes in a wide roll, large enough for several passes, backed by Mylar. The hot die of the hot foil stamp machine works similarly to a letterpress. Once heated, it presses the foil against the substrate material with enough pressure that the foil sticks only in the intended places, leaving a slight foil stamped imprint.
Using several layers of foil in different colors or combining ink and foil can embellish this simple "flat" stamp. Imprinting and embossing adds even more dimensionality. The edges of the foil stamp may be straight, curved, or sculpted to make the image seem to pop or float above the page.
What is Foil Stamping Used For?
Foil stamping, also called hot stamping, dry stamping, foil imprinting, or leaf stamping, can be combined with dimensional embossing to make letters and images on business cards, booklet covers, office folders, and a whole host of professional or personal items. Since foil stamping tends to be a more costly process, it tends to be used for more luxurious printing jobs. Having a reliable source for foil stamping online ensures that you get only the best in quality when it comes to foil stamp printer services. Due to its elegant nature, foil stamping is often used for special corporate events, charity gala invitations, extravagant weddings, and the like. The metallic foil that is featured through the foil stamping process has the potential to fit into a wide host of different event types and occasions, from thrilling to sober, due to the intense variety of colors it is available in. Get started on your order featuring this specialty or read on to learn about everything Gold Image Printing offers when it comes to foil stamping!
What Foil Stamping does Gold Image Printing offer?
Foil leaf for foil stamping is available in every imaginable color and pattern, like standard gold or marbleized green. Rarer types of leaf come in matte, pearlescent, holographic, opalescent, or glossy finishes. Semi-transparent layers allow an under color to show through. Discover all of our colors with our foil color chart! Not only does the foil provide a uniquely vibrant image with depth, foil stamping can be applied to a much more diverse selection of substrates in comparison to ink.
You can always count on Gold Image Printing for all of your foil stamping projects. We can help you design your foil stamping products for everything mentioned above, from corporate events to weddings and more. Contact us to get in touch with our dedicated team of professional graphic designers or feel free to download one of the many templates we have available for our products to ease yourself into the creative process. It should be noted here that when it comes to foil stamping, not all of our paper stocks can be used. Much like letterpressing, this specialty process pushes into the paper, so the last thing you'd want is a luxurious-looking postcard with lettering that seems to be cutting through or about to tear. You can always contact us with any questions about alternative substrates, but for the most part we recommend you stick to the paper stock options attached to the specialty product to ensure optimal quality. Rather than going for the foil stamping near me option, we stand apart as the leading online printing company by dedicating ourselves to offering a hassle-free and affordable process that results in only the best for your money.
One of the products we offer that features foil stamping is our foil stamp business cards, a luxurious way to let executive members of your company show off or to add eye-catching flare to your marketing tools. Another corporate option is our custom foil stamped letterhead, often seen as a trade show essential, this product will turn everyday paper stock into a marketing opportunity, wowing clients and being passed around with oohs and aahs from all. Another great way to take advantage of the foil stamping specialty is using foil stamp folders to hold onto loose documents in style. Or, invest in some foil stamped postcards to share the marvels of your business wherever your customers go. In terms of actual products, you are most welcome to request a custom quote to inquire about adding specialty foil stamping to a product that doesn't feature it.
Other Relevant Specialties
Foil stamping is actually but one of our various specialties that can be applied through a custom quote and which make our printing company so brilliant. As mentioned earlier, foil stamping is sometimes compared to letterpressing as they both leave an indentation on the paper. The difference with the latter in this case is that it doesn't apply foil, it just leaves an indentation either with ink or blind. A more affordable alternative to foil stamping, which uses soft touch lamination to leave a smooth final result, is our digital foil. Digital foil, like foil stamping, allows you to choose from the diverse foil color chart. Other specialties that add to the tactility of the paper or substrate by raising or lowering the letters and designs are embossing and debossing. Have your design all planned out but full color printing feels lacking? How about white ink? With this in tow, even the darker backdrops of your products will shine! Set up a corporate account for a user-friendly custom portal for your future orders that keeps your design preferences on hand and easy to access.
For luxury products that benefit from some shine, there's really little else that has the same impact as foil stamping. When you're planning a big event and need extra-special invitations, getting people ready to invest at a charity ball, or simply want to have an elegant wedding from the save the dates to the actual day, you're sure to get everything you need from foil stamping. Request a custom quote for foil stamping today!