What is Foil Stamping?
Foil stamping is a great traditional and elegant approach to printing that leaves a huge impact on the paper presentation. Browse some of our brands that use foil stamping: Allie Monroe, Crane & Co., Haute Papier, Oblation Papers & Press, William Arthur, Vera Wang.
What is Foil Embossing?
Foil embossing is very similar to foil stamping, with just a little additional step. Just like foil stamping, foil embossing utilizes heat, pressure, foil films, and metal dies. The only difference is the way the metal dies are created. Embossing metal dies are raised and given a three dimensional shape so that when heated and pressed with the paper and foiled film, it leaves a puffed surface that is no longer flat on the paper. This three dimensional effect is known as embossing.
Foil embossing is great for those that love the texture of paper and printing. It's a final product that you can see and feel the quality of craftsmanship. Browse some of our brands that use foil embossing: Birchcraft, Caspari, Graphic Image.
What is Contemporary Foil Printing?
Contemporary foiling is a great option for those that enjoy the aesthetic of foil stamping, but want a more updated look. Browse our selection of contemporary foil printing brands: Checkerboard, Real Simple.
Why Should I Use Foil Printing?
Foil printing is an excellent printing method for many reasons. First, its versatile to use on many papers, fabrics, and other printable textures. The foil is a opaque medium, meaning that it will still be visible over darker colors and thicker textured papers. Foil stamping also does not involve the use of ink (with exception to digital printing afterword with contemporary foil printing.) The foil will never change colors or finish based on the paper texture or color you are using.
Foil is also available in endless color variations and finishes. You can choose from glossy, matte, metallic, pearlescent, marbling and many other patterns. Metallic foils are commonly used because they offer a shiny finish that cannot be achieved with other printing methods like thermography or letterpress.
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