Foil blocking is the process of applying / printing metallic or ‘foil’ effects to a surface. It uses a metal die – like a stamp – onto which the design is chemically etched from supplied artwork. Dies are made from various metals and can be either ‘flat’ (foil only) or ‘combination’ (foiling and embossing done in one pass).
The technique produces effects which are practically impossible to achieve using traditional ink printing. Foils are available in a variety of finishes, including gloss, matt and satin. Along with standard gold and silver, you can choose from many other metallic colours. Some foil blocking do have restricted uses, so please check with us first.
Foil blocking & printing can transform conventionally printed materials and make them shine. Stationery, greetings cards, certificates, promotional items, invitations, packaging and a whole host of other products can all benefit from its magic touch.