What is hot foiling?

The hot foil process involves engraving a reverse of the design onto a metal plate (also known as a block or die). Then, using a combination of heat, pressure and dwell, the foil is transferred onto the substrate. This is where the skills built up over decades enable us to perfectly foil intricate designs using manual presses for the perfect finish. Metallic Gold and Silver are the traditional colours thought of for hot foiling, however there is an extensive range of colours available in finishes ranging from satin to holographic. There are even foils with patterns built into them to extend the range of finishes that can be created. We stock and use foil ranges manufactured by Foilco Ltd, Leonard Kurz Ltd and Phillips Foils Ltd.