Foil Blocking on Plantable Seed Paper: Creativity and Sustainability

In this blog post, we'll explore the exciting possibilities of foil blocking on plantable seed paper and discover how you can create eco-friendly pieces that leave a lasting impression.

Foil Blocking on Plantable Seed Paper: Key Considerations

To achieve successful foil blocking on plantable seed paper, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. The thickness of the paper plays a crucial role in the foil blocking process. Plantable seed paper has a charmingly textured and uneven finish compared to regular paper due to the way it is made. Wildflower seeds are infused randomly across each sheet which means the seeds will impact the foil finish on some of your prints. We suggest keeping foil stamped design elements small to limit seed exposure to heat and pressure. Selecting the right foil is also vital. At our studio, we offer a wide range of stamping foils suitable for various applications so we have been extensively testing different foil grades. At the moment we only offer metallic gold and metallic silver foil stamping on seed paper as they are available in a grade that works well on seed paper. We hope to expand this range in the near future. If you have a particular foil colour or finish in mind please get in touch with us to see if we're able to test it.

Design Considerations: Unleashing Your Creativity

Let your creativity flourish while considering the design aspects of foil blocking on plantable seed paper. Remember that the texture and surface of the paper may influence the outcome. While intricate designs with fine lines and small text may require extra care on textured paper, they can be achieved. It's also best to limit large solid areas of foil due to the random placement of the seeds. Email your proposed artwork to our team for advice. We can also conduct small-scale tests to ensure your desired outcome is achieved.

Benefits and Applications: Nurturing Sustainable Ideas

Embrace the benefits of foil blocking on plantable seed paper and explore the possibilities for creating environmentally friendly pieces. By using our compostable stamping foils, you'll not only contribute to sustainability but also unleash your creative potential. Imagine captivating promotional materials, invitations that evoke anticipation, and more. It's an opportunity to nurture our planet while making a memorable impact. Don't forget, we also offer digital printing on seed paper so we can combine digital printing with foil blocking for your design.

Call our studio on UK 01288 350 620 or use our contact form to get in touch for more information. Together, let's create a greener and more vibrant world.