Cold foil stamping, also known as cold foil printing, is a modern method of printing metallic foil on a substrate in order to enhance the aesthetic of the final product. Cold foil printing can be done two ways: the older dry lamination process common in the offset printing industry, or the newer, more versatile wet lamination process, which is dominant in the flexo label industry.
Processed method of cold foil stamping
Using a standard printing plate, an image is printed onto a substrate with the use of a ultraviolet-curable cold foil adhesive. An ultraviolet dryer then cures the adhesive, which becomes tacky. Foil spools from an unwind and is nipped to a substrate. Foil sticks to the tacky adhesive on the substrate, and an image with a bright foil surface is created. Foil that does not adhere to the adhesive remains on a thin polyester liner, and waste is directed to a rewind spool. Because the adhesive is applied on press like a conventional ink, no expensive stamping die has to be created.
Once printed, the surface of cold foil images may be varnished, laminated, or encapsulated in order to provide a hard-wearing, durable surface.
Substrates of cold foil stamping
Some printing substrates are unsuitable for cold foil transfer. The best results are obtained on glossy coated papers and papers with a smooth surface. Weights from about 80 to 500 g/m^2 are possible.
The process does not require stamping tools, but instead uses printing plates, which are cheaper and can be made in a few hours. In contrast, delivery time for an engraved or etched stamping tool can be up to two weeks.
Cold foil stamping Manufacturer
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(Cold) stamping Foil for graphic
(Cold) stamping Foil for offset print
(Cold) stamping Foil for flexo print
(Cold) stamping Foil for book print
(Cold) stamping Foil for packing materials
(Cold/Hot) stamping Foil for labels of wine
(Cold/Hot) stamping Foil for labels of olive oil
(Cold/Hot) stamping Foil for wedding cards
substrate: Paper, Plastic
Width: 640mm or 1280mm
Length: 120M/roll, 3000-6000M/roll
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