Foil stamping is the perfect finish for your business cards, greeting cards, invitations, book covers, postcards, and much more. Let your printed piece be instantaneously recognizable in a stack by applying foil stamping. We provide custom foiling services for all of your printed products.
WHAT IS FOIL STAMPING?
Definition: Hot foil stamping is the application of metallic or pigmented foil onto a solid surface by the application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below, leaving the design of the die.
Once the foil is applied, this is a permanent process. Foil: Foils come in a wide selection of colours and finishes, from the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects.
In our words: Foil is a specialty finishing treatment that can be added to any of your printed products. Foil can come in various colours and finishes. From the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects. The image above has five colours used to create the AEM logo.
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FOIL STAMPING IS COMMONLY USED FOR:
• Note Cards
MULTIPLE DESIGNS FOR YOUR BUSINESS CARDS AND OTHER PRINTED PRODUCTS
It is up to you to choose the final version of the multiple custom designs we offer. The foil stamping is done according to your instructions and vision. Whether you want an elegant silver sheen, an eye-catching holographic effect, or anything in-between, we can do it for you. The aim of foil stamping is for you to proudly display the final product.
HOW TO SET UP FILES FOR FOIL STAMPING?
When saving a file with foil stamping, you must include a foil stamping mask file in addition to your print file. The mask file must be in the exact position as per the print file. If the area you are foiling has a coloured background, please leave the fill of the background in the file.
If you are foiling a logo or type, do not include them in your print file. Please note, the mask file must be vector art created in a vector-based program such as Illustrator. The foil stamping mask file is used to show where the foil needs to be applied. Be sure to only use solid 100% black (colour code: C-0%, M-0%, Y-0%, K-100%) to indicate where you would like the foil applied.
Do not use shadows, glows, or grayscale images. The black mask file should be on a plain white background. Accepted file mask file types: pdf, eps or ai. This information is also available on our FAQ page along with other useful information.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
All of our foil stamping is done in-house at our Mississauga location just outside of Toronto. Anytime you add foil stamping to your printed products, it adds 1-3 days of production time. There is a die cost involved with everything that you wish to foil stamp.
Dies can be reused on other printed products or on repeat orders. The die is made out of metal and is generally a one-time fee. The approximate cost per die is on average $85-$125, depending on the size of the die.
Once you have purchased a die, the only other costs involved are the application of the foil. Each side and each location will add an application cost of approximately $85 for up to 1,000 foil impressions and $40 per additional 1,000 after the first.