Foil blocking, or hot foil stamping, is a process that applies a metallic or coloured foil to printed or plain material. This is achieved by heating a die or block from 100 – 180 degrees C. Foil passes between the die and substrate and is stamped onto the paper or card. Foiling has numerous visual benefits and is used on a wide range of printed media including packaging, brochure covers, folders, menus and stationery. We source our own dies from an imposed PDF supplied to us and offer a huge range of metallic and pigmented foils, samples of which are available on request. Foil blocking is effective when combined with lamination, spot UV varnishing, embossing and debossing. We have gained vast experience in this field over the years making the most complex and detailed image reproduction achievable. Our machines use either flatbed or cylinder application. This enables us to undertake any job with the confidence we will be delivering the best quality product within the agreed timescales.