Foil Printing Technology

Foil printing is mostly done for decorating book covers, wedding cards, invite cards, and business cards to make it extra engaging. Foil printing is basically a thin layer that is transferred on paper or stuff using different types of methods. Foil transferring onto the substrate is very slow process compare to the other printing applications.

Types of Foil Printing

There are 3 types of foil printing applications.

  1. Hot Foil Stamp
  2. Cold Foil Printing
  3. Digital Foil Printing

Final foil-printed products might be a little different from each other.

Hot Foil Stamping

Hot foil stamping is a more than 500 old process. It’s the oldest foil printing application. Hot stamping Foil needs a metallic block, Foil Roll, a heat press machine, and equipped with the heating element to transfer onto the surface. The final hot stamping print little debossed so for better results it needs to little thicker paper. The main thing you are required to create a metal dye for each design and required a min. time for 5-7 working days.

Cold Foil Printing

Cold Foil Printing on the surface needed to glue and pressed into the substrate. In this application glue is applied digitally on the required area then applied foil layer and pressed onto. Foil transferred to the glued area only. Cold Foil printing quality is much better compared to the hot stamping

Digital Foil Printing

Digital Foil printing technology is the latest application it eliminates making a metal die and a 5-7 days long process. It is a 4 step application.

  1. Create 2 digital files parallel to the same design file 1. Rest content on Substrate colored or black & white. 2) Black & White (Content For foil Printing)
  2. Print File No. 1 on the substrate
  3. Laminate sheet printed file no. 1 content
  4. Reload the pre-printed & laminated paper and place the foil into the digital printing machine. Here toner worked as a glue in the presence of heat, ultimately foil is transferred on the required content.