Print Finishing | Foil Blocking
Foiling is often used in magazine publishing, packaging, book covers, event invites, business cards or social stationery.
The foiling departments at Celloglas have been Foil blocking print for over 50 years and are well known for their expertise. Our highly skilled teams have mastered the foiling process as a technique, working with a range of print formats and materials across market sectors.
Foil blocking (or hot foil stamping) is the process of applying metallic or pigment foil to paper or card, where a heated die is stamped onto the foil.
Metallic foils are often used to highlight a product as premium or category-leading. Foil techniques range from simple and elegant to more elaborate designs. Popular shades include gold and silver, it is also possible to foil other non-metallic colours, although they would be applied with a minimum order run.
Pigment foils are opaque and usually black and white as these contrast well when applied to an uncoated card or metallic materials making them a popular alternative to printing.
By combining with debossing and embossing it is possible to create etched, faceted or fluted foils which add extra interest.
Security foils and holographic foils are primarily used to uniquely identify products and have the added benefits of deterring theft and counterfeiting.