Know your hot foil labelling equipment

It is our job to supply clients with decorative foiling services that satisfy their every desire. This isn’t an easy task, but it’s one we’re incredibly familiar with. As such, we’re ready for just about any situation, and we can meet even the most complex of requirements.

When it comes to creating high-grade hot foil labels, one of the aspects you need to comprehend is the equipment necessary for stamping them. Like the foiling procedure itself, the hotstamp dies have matured. In the old days, we completed hot foil stamping by using custom-engraved dies, or hand-set lettering. Classic processes were tremendously labour intensive, meaning that we used them for book covers and literary titles almost exclusively. However, once the late 1800s and early 1900s arrived, people began developing contemporary hot stamping foils.

How to use your gear

To hot-stamp, you must force foil against a substrate via a heated die, one that’s usually brass. Additionally, a counter cylinder or counterplate will support it in an operation similar to engraving or letterpress. The activation of adhesive sizing, in addition to pressure, fabricates the attachment between the substrate and foil. The melting of the release layer assists this process.

Something else you must be aware of is the equipment required for embossing. We create embossed labels when we employ pressure and heat to fashion a 3D design in paper and similar substances. You need a pair of dies here, one that’s recessed, and another that’s raised. Afterwards, you must fit them together and press the paper between them to make your image.

At Foiling Services, the materials we can foil include MDF, plywood, ASA, acrylic, and ABS. Our collection covers an extensive array of thicknesses, lengths, and widths. Furthermore, you can use our sheets in a myriad of projects, such as decor panels, building products, and composite doors.

If there are details you wish to discuss with us about foiling services, please give our company a call.