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Hot-foil stamping

Heissfolienreliefprägung eines Logos in glänzendem Goldener
Hot-foil embossing
25. April 2018
Farbschnitt bei Visitenkarte
Cut decoration: colored edging
25. April 2018

Shimmering appearance!


The process


Hot-foil stamping has its origins in the decoration of book covers and only later was it used for commercial job printing.

For our hot-foil stamping, the printing die is produced in brass with extremely high precision using computer assisted techniques. A combination of heat and pressure in the embossing press causes the metallic coating or pigment in the hot-foil to be sealed onto the substrate.

Strong effects are the métier of hot-foil stamping: nearly all embossing foils cover the background on which they are stamped and therefore produce impressive contrasts.

The color palette of the foils includes matt and high-gloss metallic surfaces, highly-pigmented shades of color, textured surfaces and even holographic foil effects.

The results of hot-foil stamping are usually flat but, if so requested, and if the printing substrate allows, can also be slightly recessed. Should the image be required in relief, hot-foil embossing may be the technique of choice or flat foil stamping may be used in combination with blind embossing.


Successful printed products using this technique:

Invitation to the book fair with hot-foil stamping

Invitation to the book fair with hot-foil stamping

Wedding stationery with hot-foil stamping

Wedding stationery with hot-foil stamping