Tru-Cut LLC

Partnering with Printers

for die cutting and finishing for over 40 years

Partnering with Printers

for die cutting and finishing for over 40 years

Foil Stamping

The basic concept behind foil stamping is simple. The process is achieved when a stamping die is mounted on a plate and heated. Foil is then placed between the die and the material to be imprinted. When the die presses against the foil, the heat releases the coloring layer from the foil and binds it to the end product.

Foil stamping does not produce a raised image. In the print finishing industry it’s called flat foil when the design is not raised; but when it’s combined with embossing, it is called foil embossing. Foil stamping is the only printing process capable of applying bright, non-tarnishable metallic effects to paper.

Foils are not limited to gold and silver, or for
that matter, even metallic finishes. In fact, foil
stamping is available in a wide array of colors,
finishes and effects, such as: marble, snake skin,
wood grains, pigments, metallics, subtle tints,
matte and gloss finishes as well as, diffraction
and holographic foils.

The slightest variation in paper, foil, temperature
or pressure can affect the outcome, so the skill
of our press operator is invaluable and critical to
the quality of the finished product. Trust our
experience and expertise when using foil
stamping on your project. Here at Trade Print
Finishing our foil stamping really outshines the rest.