foil stamping

Foil Stamping

Foil Stamping

Overview

Foil stamping adds elegance and value to packaging, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Available in a variety of colors and finishes, it is the only technique that can give bright, non- tarnishing metallic effects to paperboard or plastic. Foils can also be overprinted or embossed for even greater impact.

Foil Types

  • Diffraction/Patterned – foils consisting of highly detailed geometric designs
  • Flat – opaque foils of intense color
  • Gloss – transparent foils glossy in appearance
  • Holographic – foils producing an illusion of depth, three dimensionality and varying colors
  • Metallic – metallized aluminum foils available in many colors and finishes
  • Pearlescent – similar to gloss foils but with a translucent pearl color
  • Rainbow – foils producing the spectrum of colors depending on the angle of view

Foil Stamping, Mylar (metallized polyester film), or Foil Board?

Proprietary manufacturing methods allow us to produce both types of packaging cost effectively and with excellent results. From a manufacturing standpoint, the process and finished appearance of both are similar but each offers their own advantages:

Hot Foil Stamping

  • Noticeable increase in brilliance compared to foil board
  • Available in a variety of colors, finishes and effects
  • In-house production results in shorter lead times

Cold Foiling

  • Cost effective, in-line alternative to metallized polyester film or specialty foil board
  • Overprinting offers a limitless palette of color options
  • Precise registration between foil and overprinted inks, coatings
  • Flexibility to produce large, solid areas with fine detail, halftones, small fonts, and knockouts

Mylar (metallized polyester film)

  • The ultimate in reflectivity and brilliance
  • Mirror-like finish is a perfect choice for upscale or luxury packaging (e.g., cosmetics, fragrance)

Foil Board

  • Finished appearance of foil stamping
  • Many types of refracted surfaces available
  • More economical depending on the application

Special Applications

Diamond can also employ techniques such as foil over foil, blind emboss, refractive engraving and overprinting to achieve even greater eye appeal.

Samples

Contact us for more information or to request foil stamping samples.

 

Expertise

  Prepress
  Printing
     - Offset Printing
     - Flexographic Printing
     - TruCOLOR
  Printing Effects
     - Specialty Coatings
     - Metallic Coatings
     - Cast and Cure
  Foil Stamping
  Embossing
  Die Cutting
  Windowing
  Gluing
  Contract Packaging

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about Diamond's capabilities or to request foil stamping samples.

Contact us to learn more about Diamond's capabilities or to request foil stamping samples.
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