Foil stamping and composition

Everyone has their reasons for using foiling services like ours. Some are just looking to enhance their invitations. Others want to improve the image of their company by revamping their business cards. It doesn’t matter what the reason is that we always strive to offer our clients the best possible results.

More so than before, people are using foil stamping as a process to finish a product. Also, many of them use it as a printing method. With label production, this practice has become a well-established technique. This is thanks to the numerous benefits that it has to give. We want to provide you with a better understanding of it. To do so, we are going to discuss the foil composition.


The majority of stamping foils come with several coatings or layers. The carrier acts as the dispensable part. It functions as a base to accept the transfer coating. You apply said coatings layer by layer. The most common carrier materials include polyester and viscose film. Glassine paper is another one.

Polyester film

People come across the polyester film more commonly today. It is popular due to the chemical inertness. Decent dimensional stability and high tear strength are also great. Moreover, polyester’s strength is at a level where you can produce it in extremely thin gauges. This allows you to create fine detail here without sacrificing the image quality.

It is possible to create a metalised simulated gold stamping foil. When doing so, you typically coat the carrier using a release layer first. By doing this, the next layers shall transfer readily when necessary. This is under the influence of pressure and heat.

At Foiling Services, our skill enables us to work with a variety of materials. This makes it easier for us to meet the demands of our clients. The interior and exterior grade foils we use include brushed, holographic, and marble to name some. Get in touch with the team if you would like to know more.