Ultra use magnesium dies as standard although copper dies are available and our production staff will advise you how to achieve the best results.


Full range of colours are available, and we can provide a swatch for you to work from.

For work where UV varnish is not suitable, we have clear foil which gives an

alternative effect to varnish.

Lead times

Lead times can vary depending on the complexity of the project. Our

production staff will advise when you are booking in work.

Quoting info

When quoting you will need to tell us the following:

• Foil Colour

• Foil Area dimensions

• Sheet layout – (How many up)

• Sheet quantity

Take care

Where possible, try to avoid reversing print out of foil area.

When presented with certain fine detailed foil blocking work, our production

staff may advise you to purchase copper dies. This will only be suggested if

we think the quality of your work would be impaired using magnesium dies.

We advise customers to leave the foil blocked work 24hrs before the next process.

Where uncoated board is used inks need to be dry before any foil is applied. Please leave 48hrs between printing and foiling


Embossing and debossing depths are dependent on several variables. It is

important that you discuss expectations with our production team so we can

advise on your specific projects before your board is chosen.


Each substrate will allow a different depth level. This can vary again if printed, depending on depth of colour.

Substrates split at a certain level and each material has its own surface strength that will give way at some point.

As standard we apply a split test at the make-ready stage. We

increase packing gradually until the board splits, then remove it until

we know we are embossing/debossing at the optimum level.

We ask you to provide a sample flat sheet if the job has been produced before.

Fine detail work does not emboss well, particularly on thicker stock. A proof

is recommended.

Our customers are welcome to press pass any work if required

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