Hot Foil Printing is our specialty and what we do best. We not only offer Hot Foil Printing as a service, we also buy sell and refurbish hot foil machines as well as offering training sessions. Please visit our HotFoilUK Website for further details.
Hot Foil Printing is a traditional method of transferring Foil (Often Metallic) under heat, onto a product. We specialize in printing on small quantities, normally 50 items upwards, mainly using hand operated press. If hand Foil printing isn’t what you’re looking for we also provide the modern style of Toner Foil Printing as well if required.
We can offer a number of different effects to make your print stand out from the crowd, whatever it may be. Listed below are the different types of Hot Foil Printing services we offer, for further information or to receive a quote please contact us.
Metallic Hot Foil Printing
The most commonly associated type of printing with the hot foil/stamping method. This involves putting metallic colours onto the material you are printing onto e.g. paper, card, leather and wood. Gold and Silver are of course the most popular colours as you would expect, but there are approx. another 30-40 other metallic colours available to choose from should you so wish.
Full Colour Printing and Foiling
A number of our clients ask us to print in full colour and then add foil to the finished product. We are delighted to undertake these jobs and have the latest and up to date Konica Minolta printers that can print up to 350-gram stock, which can then be over-foiled if required.
We can print for you a vast range of full colour printed items from Letterheads, Compliment Slips, Business Cards, (Single and Double Sided) Brochures, Flyers, Menu’s, Invoice Sets, Postcards, please just ask and we will be happy to provide you with a quote at competitive prices. If you are looking for larger quantities, then look no further with our print partners we can offer you large volume Litho Printing and Large Format Printing and Signage to cover all your needs.
Holographic Hot Foil Printing
Holographic Foils are often associated with security printing for the main reason that they are difficult to copy and forge, (they are also more expensive to print with and emulate) therefore most people might be familiar with them on tickets for concerts or security labels. However, holographic foils lend themselves to much more than this. They are ideal for Party invites, Serviettes/Napkins Wedding Stationery and Greetings Cards and of course Business Cards.
When using Holographic Foils the ‘mantra’ in our opinion is often less is more and just using a little holographic foil can make a design ‘stand out’ and really jump off the page. Whilst a little more expensive to use they can really lift a design and turn it into an extraordinary visual design statement. Use too much Holographic foil and your design can look a little cheap and tawdry.
Matt and Gloss Foils
Again wide ranges of colours are available across the whole spectrum. Often these non-metallic foils are used to mark plastic items such as cosmetic items. Plastic casings and housing for materials where they cannot be effectively printed via Pad or screen-printing processes. So many of the large industrial rubbish bins and euro crates/containers are simply foil printed in Black, this is both cost effective and durable.
Sublimation & toner hot foil printing
If you want to produce a one-off or very small quantity of foil printed items, we can use a sublimation technique that avoids the need for plates or blocks but can produce stunning results on paper and light card. The text and or image is created on a PC or Mac and then printed on a laser printer. The printed card is then processed in a sublimation/hot foil printer, which then applies the foil only to the printed areas.