We are experts in cold foiling, a modern method of printing metallic foil on a substrate without heat.
ABOUT COLD FOILING
Cold foil can be added during printing which often makes it a more convenient and cost effective alternative to hot foiling.
The foil functions like an additional ink and can be solid or tonal to give blended and gradient effects.
Cold foiling (unlike hot foiling) can be over printed.
It can only be applied to smooth coated substrates that will not absorb the adhesive.
Cold foiling is usually the most cost effective choice for large foil areas.
OUR COLD FOILING PROCESS
Using one of our offset litho printing presses, we apply a UV adhesive to the substrate in a similar way to an ink and then press a cold foil (metalised film) onto it. It sticks only to the areas on which the adhesive has been applied.
The cold foil is then cured in one of our UV light driers. We can achieve precise registration with our foil transfer operation, just as with conventional ink.
If required, further inks, varnishes, and coatings can then be applied over the cold foil while still on press.
CAST & CURE
We are one of the only proofing studios in the UK with an inline cold foil module and are also specialist in ‘cast and cure’. Cast and cure technology produces high-gloss, holographic effects through the use of UV coatings and speciality film.
DO YOU NEED COLD FOIL OR CAST AND CURE FOR YOUR PACKAGING MOCK-UPS?
Dagwood can provide a large number of finishing options for your proofing and packaging mock-ups including, cold foil, cast and cure, hot foil, embossing, debossing and will advise you on the best combination. We are always happy to discuss your project so please do not hesitate to contact us