In the foil stamping process, the die or the sculpted metal plate comes in contact with the foil and transfers a thin layer of the foil film onto the intended surface. As the metal plate is heated, the foil sticks to the surface only in the design of the plate and in the required areas with the desired imprint.
It is essential to keep in mind that the texture of the paper can influence the outcome of the foil. Every material has its own specification for foiling; some is more suitable and some less.
The foiling process is an artisan on its own. The temperature, pressure and cure period is essential to a good quality foil. Certain papers have coatings which work very well with hot foiling.
Foiling is a very popular option for branding exclusive gift packaging. Foiling has various colours, from metallic, coloured gloss or matt finish. Foiling on on different material such as paper, vinyl, ribbon, leather, plastic, velvet, ribbon, fabric and even wood makes the process so unique. The metal block can be re-used and makes it ideal for repeat packaging runs since the metal block can be used on various items like envelopes and carry bags, notebooks etc.