Separating foil blocking from digital foiling

It’s no secret that we provide top quality foiling services. After all, it’s in our name. Customers that visit us demand the highest of standards as a result. Luckily, this is something we can give to them. Simply tell us what it is you want and we will get right on it.

There are various methods of foiling out there. Two that pop up rather frequently are block and digital. Some people are unfamiliar with the latter and how it differs to the former. To help, we’re going to discuss the differences.

Classic foil blocking

This process involves manually introducing metallic foil to card or paper with heated plates. It leaves foiled goods with texture as well as debossing. This type of foiling works better on thicker, uncoated paper stocks.

What can you foil using the blocking technique?

With standard foil blocking, you’re free to add foils to a wide array of different products. The big advantage of this method is you can add compact and complicated patterns that include serif style fonts and fine characteristics. You can’t do this with digital foiling. This second technique is better for huge areas and bolder texts rather than details.

How is digital foiling different?

As opposed to classic foiling, you don’t need to use plates with digital. You print straight from a file on a computer. Therefore you don’t have to worry about set-up costs. As a result it is perfect for smaller orders and short runs.

At Foiling Services, we understand the specifics of the foiling process more than anyone else does. As such, we know what steps we must take to ensure a great outcome. We love taking on new projects, especially when it is something different. Our design skills and ability to pick and choose different methods of adding foil to products serve us well here. We are confident we can meet the needs of every single client.

If you would like to work with us, please give our business a call. We look forward to hearing from you.