We often use hot foil within designs and on text and logos to give a decorative finish, highlight detail, enhance branding and give a luxury feel to packaged products.
ABOUT HOT FOILING
Hot foil is the process of using heat and pressure to apply metallic foil to a base substrate like paper or card.
Hot foiling is sometimes known as foil-blocking, foil stamping or hot stamping. Foils come in a wide selection of colours and finishes including:
Metallic foils - a huge spectrum of colours and finishes are available.
Pigment foils - these matte and gloss colours are great for adding bright colour and texture.
Pearlescent foils - these can add a subtle sheen.
Holographic foils - 3 dimensional laser images or ‘holograms’ that provide depth and refractive movement.
OUR HOT FOILING PROCESS
The design to be hot foil blocked is etched onto a metal die (also called a stamp or hot stamp die). The die is heated up, and the foil is placed between the die and the surface of the paper or other material to be stamped.
When the die is applied to the surface, the foil bonds to the surface, producing the metallic effect.
At Dagwood, we have an extensive range of both manual and pneumatic specialist machinery to suit every foil blocking project.
The hot foil process is undertaken post-press and can often be applied to surfaces that are not suitable for cold foiling.
The foiled areas can can be combined with embossing, debossing, micro embossing and stamping to produce tactile effects.
DO YOU NEED HOT FOILING ON YOUR PACKAGING MOCK-UPS?
Hot foil can provides that premium look and feel for your packaging mock-ups. Dagwood can provide hot foil and a large number of other finishing options for your proofing and packaging mock-ups including, cold foil, cast and cure, embossing and 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