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Foil stamping, (also known as foil application) typically a commercial printing process, is the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the dye.


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In the process known as hot foil stamping, foil stamping machines uses heat to transfer metallic foil to a solid surface. Examples of items that are foil stamped include annual reports, pocket folders, product packaging, note cards/thank you cards, business cards, envelopes and letterhead. The foil stamp is a permanent process.

Types[edit]

There are two primary types of foil stamping machines. The first type is manual and the second is pneumatic (air powered), which typically used in a commercial print shop. Manual foil stampers are ideal for low jobs and the pneumatic is ideal for medium to high-volume jobs.[1]

Commercial Foil Stamping is usually produced on a Kluge foil stamp press or a Heidelberg Windmill retro fitted for foil stamping. [2]

Foil[edit]

Foils come in a wide selection of colors and finishes, from the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Types of Foil Stampers". Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Kluge Foil Stamp Press - Corcoran Printing". Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Foil Stamping can help your product-packaging and other materials stand out - Corcoran Printing". 
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