Hot Foil Stamping

Diamond's hot foil stamping capabilities add elegance and value to packaging, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Foil can also be overprinted or embossed for even greater impact.


Foil Stamping Overview

Foil stamping adds elegance and perceived 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

Special Applications

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

Foil Stamping, Mylar, or Foil Board?

Proprietary manufacturing methods allow us to produce all types of packaging cost effectively and with excellent results. From a manufacturing standpoint, the process and finished appearance of each are similar but they offer 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
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Hot foil stamping

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)
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Mylar (metallized polyester film)

Foil Board

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

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
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Cold foiling

Sample Kit

Contact us for more information on our capabilities or to request a free folding carton sample kit. The kit includes examples of different substrates and capabilities, including specialty UV coatings, cold foiling, hot foil stamping, embossing, and windowing. All are designed to attract the consumer’s attention when and where it matters most—at the point of sale.

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