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Hot-foil embossing / fluted foiling

Geschenkanhänger, gestanzt
Die cutting
11. May 2018
Hot-foil stamping
25. April 2018

Shimmering three-dimensional appearance!


The process


Hot-foil embossing is similar to flat hot-foil stamping in that a brass die is produced in a precision process using machine engraving. A so called fluted foiling die brings together the qualities of flat hot-foil stamping and blind embossing. In one smooth operation, the hot-foil is both sealed onto the substrate and relief-embossed at the same time. Heat and pressure in the embossing press seal the metallic or pigment layer onto the substrate.

The palette of hot foils offers matt and high-gloss metallic surfaces, high-pigment colors, textured finishes and also holographic effect foils. Hot-foil relief stamping really comes into its own when used with dark-colored papers.


Examples of successful printed products using this technique:

Hot-foil embossing with gloss foil over offset print for wedding invitations

Hot-foil embossing with gloss foil over offset print for wedding invitations