Foil stamping is a special finish where the foil film is used to create striking designs and graphics on the custom paper printed box. It gives the paper printed box a shiny and incredible look, adding a very luxury feel.
Foil stamping finish is applied in the custom paper boxes and bags for our clients when they want:
The foil can be almost any color. The foil films comes in rolls in a wide assortment of colors, finishes, and optical effects. The gold foil, silver foil, copper foil and holographic foil stamping are the most common.
Also, foil stamping can go together with embossing and debossing finish to create a more striking 3D image by sharing a pair of positive plate and negative plate. The bronze plate and copper plate are the most common plates.
The foil stamping can be divided into 2 types, the hot foil stamping and cold foil stamping.
In the hot foil stamping process, the sculpted metal plate comes in contact with the foil film under external pressure and heat, then the foil color is transferred to the intended paperboard. Temperature, pressure and speed are 3 important factors to achieve a good foil effect.
In the cold foil stamping process, there are 4 main steps:
The common metallic foil has a metal-like sheen and gives a shiny and shimmering look to the foil stamped design on the custom paper box. Such foil is available in different metal shades such as gold, rose gold, glossy silver, matt silver, bronze, and copper. Just to name a few.
All of the foil papers are outsourced. And we have quite a few foil paper suppliers to meet the custom color need of our clients.
The holographic foil can transfer a 3D holographic image to the custom paper box and gives a very special, moving effect to the foil designs.
The matte blue custom paper box below has the holographic foil stamping for the phoenix. The finish makes the box very eye-popping.
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