Foil Printing

What is Foil Printing?

Foil printing has similarities to letterpress printing, in which the design is applied to paper with heat and pressure. Once the design is finalized, metal plates are created in the appropriate design. The plates are first mounted to the machine, heated up and then a strip of foil is threaded through the machine. Your products is then stamped with enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil to the paper which leaves an indent on the paper (deboss) and allows the colour from the foil to ‘bleed’ onto the page, and voila!

Instinctively, bright shiny foil portrays glamour, elegance & luxury– it’s ingrained in our psyche! As foil is an opaque medium, you can foil on darker colours for a stunning effect that won’t fade. Metallic finishes in other types of printing tend to fall a little flat and definitely can’t compare to foil.

If you are hoping for foil printed invitations, we can help you! Please contact us for more details on this service.

We also provide the option to foil print on our range of Rigid Boxes, Flat Pack Boxes and Gloss Bags. This is the perfect solution for busines’s that want to add that touch of luxe to their products without the huge price tag.


Minimum order – 100 units per SKU (product)

What can be printed – Rigid Boxes, Flat Pack Boxes and Gloss Bags

Colour Options – Silver & Gold
If you prefer a different colour, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

How many colours – One colour only due to the nature of this type of printing.

All costs involved – A one-off print plate cost, the cost per print and the cost per product.
Pricing of print plates do need to be confirmed upon sighting of artwork due to the variable nature of design.

Maximum print size – 14x14cm and under.
Please keep in mind the size of the product to be printed to the size of your print design.

Artwork requirements – All artwork to be provided by the client in high-resolution PDF, Adobe Illustrator (.ai) with fonts outlined or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file formats.

Production time – approx. 7-10 business days from artwork approval + delivery time

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