Foil stamping can add the perfect accent to your pieces, and is particularly useful when printing very light colors on a much darker surface. It is not printing per se, but a method for transferring a very thin opaque foil through heat and pressure onto a surface, completely blocking out any of the original surface color. It can handle fine lines, small type, and solids, all within certain limits, and the metallic foils give a true shiny metallic sheen. Because of the heat and pressure involved, foil stamping must be done from cast metal type, or from a magnesium or copper plates for digital files, which can add to the cost.
If you like the opaque look of foil but don’t like the glossy effect, we also carry a line of matte and holographic foils.