Everything You Need to Know About Hot Foil Stamping

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Hot Foil stamping, also referred to as hot foil blocking or foil application is a technologically advanced process that is basically a finishing method that is used to provide the patterns and the texts an impressive appearance. In this commercial process of printing, a pigmented or metallic foil is applied on to a solid surface with the help of a hot dies directly onto the foil. This makes it adhere permanently to the surface and leaves the beautiful dye design imprinted on it.
In simple, the hot foil blocking process is where a metallic foil is pressed by a hot die. This process is lesser known but produces best and long-lasting results. This is the reason why magnesium hot foiling dies are used for achieving that quality finish for the variety of materials.

Applications of Hot Foil Stamping

Hot Foil stamping generally produces a beautiful flat image which is used usually as a special effect in order to enhance the quality and look of the printing job. This process can undoubtedly add a very professional touch to anything business related. In fact, foiled logos designed very creatively and innovatively are often used by several corporate identities. Packaging industry extensively uses these services and the applications include pharma, packaging of luxury goods, food, tobacco, labels for products like spirits and wine and much more.

Beyond the packaging industry, the application of magnesium hot foiling dies for stamping is used widely on greeting cards, on leather, banknotes and for commercial printing. Also, embossing as well as foiling can be used on the same material; first foiled and after that embossed. When these are combined with embossed images, it would produce varying striking images that would enhance the print further.

More about the Foil

The foil is generally metallic, however; it is available in an extensive range of colours like gold, copper, red and purple. These days, it’s also possible to use holographic foils that create 3D effects. Foil being used could either have a matt finish or a glossy effect and are also available as satin.

The reputable hot foil blocking companies craft the superior quality block of hot foil with magnesium and brass utilising time-honoured and conventional methods of acid etching. This is done by embracing the contemporary technologies so as to offer exemplary results.

Advantages of Hot Foil Stamping
  • The benefits of utilising magnesium hot foiling die for stamping are innumerable. Mentioned below are a few of them.
  • An excellent cost-effective way of adding a textured or an embossed finish to a printed product
  • Is the ideal option for business cards, invitations, compliment slips and much more
  • Produces wonderful results when combined with embossing, thermography and lithography printing
  • Is one of the best ways to make your product stand out from the crowd and have a unique identity
  • It enables premium pricing and brand positioning
When your products look good, there are better chances of it selling more. Not only would this method provide brand protection but would also help give you better returns. All you need to do is ensure that you are choosing a reputable service provider.  

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