Understanding foil printing techniques

The beauty and ease of typical foiling services can be advantageous for many reasons. Impressively, they can help to enhance a range of different products and provide a glamorous finish for already-made items. Achieve a high quality finish depends on the desired outcome and the printing technique that is chosen.

Two of the most used techniques for achieving the desired finish are embossing and debossing. Embossing involves the printing of the 3D designs which you can get done from PrintAWorld or images on a surface or product, done through the use of pressure and heat. If you desire a raised imprint then this is most suitable, and can be done on materials like paper, rubber, plastic and leather. Both printing methods involve heat and pressure.

To carry out the process of effective foiling on a range of products the following must be done:

A specialist metal die tool is commonly used to shape materials and products. However, in an embossing instance it is used in reverse to the design. By using heat and a stamp, the heated material is pressed, leaving behind an imprint.

Foil embossing or hot foiling encompasses foil sheets placed between the product and metal die. The outcome should be a printed design on the substrate. Pastelling embossing is carried out similar to the last, however it provides an old fashioned look.

If you would like to achieve a high quality finish or permanent branding look on your chosen item, consider contacting Foiling Services. We have a wide range of different material looks ready to be applied on your chosen product. Not only this, but we also provide lamination.

If you require further information on what we do, please contact us today. Alternatively, you can browse our website and find more details. There is also a useful gallery of products so you can get an idea of the different finished we can provide. Whether it is a large product or a smaller one, we can handle the foiling and product a great result.