Word of Today: Foil

Foil Stamping

Foil

Foil, or foil stamping is a decorative printing process yielding a metallic glint. Most notably, foils are used to create unique, elegant designs that work on an instinctual level for our preferences.

This process is done by applying heat and pressure to a metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface. The foil is left permanently adhered to the surface leaving the design of the die (carved metal plates). Since there are no liquid inks involved, this is a dry process unlike most printing processes. The most popular finishes are gold and silver.

Almost any custom color can be turned into a foil and can even include pearlescent or holographic effects. Foils are often used in tandem with embossing or letterpress effects to create one-of-a-kind designs to make your brand shine.

Contact Magagna & Company today to see how we can help you create quality and eye catching printed materials for your business.

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