Foil Stamping

Advantages

Wide Variety of Foil Colors and Textures. Prints On Dark Stock. Document Authentication. Shiny Metallic Prestige.

Limitations

  • May not be laser printer compatible
  • Not ideal for tiny detailed keylines or type
  • Some paper stocks may cause foil stamping to peel

Process

  • Pre Press: Magnesium or copper dies etched in acid
  • On Press: Metallic or pigment foil glued to sheet with heat and pressure
  • Post Press: Mylar carrier goes to landfill, - Acid and dies recycled