Foil stamping (also known as hot foil stamping or hot stamping) is a print process whereby a heated die is stamped onto foil (which is then transferred) to apply a design to a material.
Foil stamping is known to create eye catching designs of silver, gold and other metallic colours that other types of printing are not capable of – the only downfall being that a die has to be created for every new design. The heated dies can also be used to emboss and deboss materials.
Uses for foil stamping
The most common use for foil stamping is to decorate or brand a material, it is often used to print standard details such as text as well. Foil stamping is also used in conjunction with other printing methods to create diverse prints.
Materials that can be foil stamped include:
Items that are foil stamp include:
Book covers including bibles, diaries & photo albums
Foil stamp innersoles of childrens shoes with name or logo of shoe brand.
Examples of Foil Stamping
How Foil Stamping Works
The magnesium die transfers the foil to the desired surface using heat from the machine.