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digital foiling

  1. Gold Foil Printing

    Gold Foil Printing

    Gold foil printing is an extremely popular finish for products such as business cards, stationery, invitations, greeting cards and much more. Gold foil can be added to print in two different ways at our print studio. The first is via traditional foil stamping which requires a metal die block, and indents (debosses) the gold foil into the card or paper. The second is by using digital foiling to apply gold foil affects. Digital foiling is the most affordable way of achieving foil effects because no metal die block is required. In fact, using digital foil affects you can have just a single copy! One of the main differences is that foil stamping can be done on textured cards and papers whereas digital foiling can only be done on completely smooth or laminated papers. Our team are extremely well versed in both foil printing processes so feel free to reach out to us for advice. We can also quickly quote for gold foil printing on a huge range of papers and card stocks.

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  2. What are the differences between foil stamping and digital toner foiling?

    What are the differences between foil stamping and digital toner foiling?

    This is something we get asked a lot. Many of our customers have approached a company for a foiled business cards only to be dissatisfied with the result. When they send us the card for reference it is obvious to us that the supplier has used digital toner foiling but the customer does not know the difference. The technology for digital foiling is continuing to improve year on year however the most popular machines rely on fusing foil with black toner. With the latest technology, some machines can apply foil digitally on top of spot UV. This creates a better result and can even achieve a nice raised digital foil embossed finish; however, it still cannot capture the level of detail or quality of finish that foil stamping is able to achieve. Image credit: Craftchatterbox

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