Fluted Foiling Dies, also known as Recess, Combination or Foil Embossing dies, are now very popular. These dies foil and emboss in one pass and can be used to enhance the product.
Foil blocking has been developed using the letterpress principle. A male block is produced using zinc, magnesium, copper or brass. These are process engraved.
The block is heated on press and a metallic or coloured foil is branded on to the material. Foiled logos are incorporated into many corporate identities, used especially on corporate invitations, business cards, letter headings and compliment slips.
Foiling & Embossing
Foiling and embossing can be used on the same image, firstly foiled and then embossed. Again logos are incorporated into many corporate identities, used especially on corporate invitations, business cards, letter headings and compliment slips.
- Fully compatible with laser printers.
- Ideal for Invitations, business cards, letter headings and compliment slips etc.
- We can print to order on any thickness of material.
- Ideal for use in conjunction with thermography, embossing and lithography.
What is Foil Stamping?
Foil stamping is a specialty printing process that uses heat, pressure, metal dies and foil film. The foil comes in rolls in a wide assortment of colours, finishes, and optical effects.
Foil stamping is somewhat similar to letterpress and engraving, in that the colour is applied to paper with pressure. As a result, the foil process leaves a slightly raised impression on the paper.
Once the design is finalised, metal dies are created in the appropriate shape for each colour foil to be applied, and for embossing if a three-dimensional effect is desired – most commonly known as blind embossing.
The dies are heated and then stamped with enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil to the paper.