Cold foiling – a high speed transfer process whereby the foil is fixed or bonded to an adhesive, without the need for a stamping die or any use of heat.
Cold foil printing, or sometimes referred to as cold foil stamping, is a method of bonding metallic foil onto a material in order to enhance the product aesthetically. The process of Cold foil transfer can be done in two ways: the older more common dry lamination process common in the offset printing industry, or the more modern, wet lamination process, which is more versatile and common in the industry today.
What is Cold Foil Printing?
Cold foiling is a transfer process where an adhesive is printed onto the material in the desired shape or design (just like ink), afterward foil is applied on top, and then removed, leaving behind foil where the adhesive was applied. This process does not need a stamping die to be made, and as such, there is a reduction in the production times. The process of cold foiling can have various effects applied like embossing, or gloss and matte finish. Foiling by this process is high-speed, and using exact registration ensures our world-class quality. A huge variety of colours and patterns can be created through the use of this process. Foils can be overprinted and are ideal for applications with heat-sensitive materials.
Advantages of Cold Foil Stamping
FAST Process – translates into quicker deliveries
No die required – reduced time
Wide range of colours/finishes
Aesthetic appeal & Durability