How to foil edge gild business cards

Edge gilding business cards is a specialist process that takes time and care. It is a process that cannot be rushed if you want to achieve good results. Not taking your time during each stage can lead to the foil edges flaking off at the very end, which means starting all over again. The first step is to tightly clamp the stack of business cards between two blocks of wood that are the same size, or slightly smaller than the business cards. We have several 12” g clamps that we use, along with a square frame custom clamp that was made to suit the way in which we work. The main goal is to clamp the cards tightly to prevent any dust or adhesive getting between them.

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