Foil and emboss

Hot foil stamping

Use hot foil stamping as a special effect or extra color layer

Wide variety of different metallic, holographic or plain colours can be used in hot foil stamping. Hot foiling increases the quality and luxury effect of the product. The process can be applied to a large variety of different substrates, such as coated/uncoated paper and cardboard or even plastics.

Hot foil stamping can be applied i.e. into:
  • books
  • magazines and brochures
  • packages
  • etiquettes
  • stickers

Counterfeit features can be also applied by using hot foil stamping. Don’t hesitate to contact us in any matter. We are more than happy to guide you and answer any questions.

Emboss/Deboss

By embossing, the surface will be lifted up. Debossing has the opposite effect and is also called a negative-emboss. The embossed area can be plain or three-dimensional (3D). By using combination tools, hot foil stamping can also be applied simultaneously with embossing.

By using 3D embossing you can create own unique design. The embossing process can be applied to coated, uncoated, printed or unprinted areas.

Guidelines

Sheet sizes:

minimum: 210 x 280 mm
maximum: 1040 x 730 mm

Send us the area to be hot foiled in positioned 1:1 PDF-file. Use black or other spot colour as hot foil area and white as background. The minimum distance of hot foil area from the start of the sheet is 15mm due the gripper marging.

Note: the recommended minimum line widths depend on substrate and end product, but the following design rules apply to most cases:
– normal hot foil stamping 100µm on coated paper
– normal hot foil stamping 200µm on uncoated and coarse paper

The minimum line widths for special materials, such as uncoated special paper and cardboard or embossed materials are bigger than mentioned above. We are more than happy to guide you in this matter.

Sheet sizes:

minimum: 210 x 280 mm
maximum: 1040 x 730 mm

Send us the area to be embossed/debossed in positioned 1:1 PDF-file. Use black or other spot colour as embossing area and white as background. The minimum distance of embossed/debossed area from the start of the sheet is 15mm due gripper margin.

The recommended minimum line widths depend on substrate and end product, but the following design rules apply to most cases:
– emboss/deboss 2 x thickness of the substrate

Note: the minimum line widths for special materials, such as uncoated paper and cardboard or embossed materials are bigger than mentioned above. We are more than happy to guide you in this matter.

 

Design

With our designer’s tool, you can see the most common possible effects. The selection is constantly updated so that you always have our latest options at your disposal. You can also ask us about another special effects.

Designer’s tool