Foil Blocking

Let your packaging shine out from the shelf

This popular finish enhances your packaging with a metallic-effect. It’s great for giving logos and lettering a touch of elegance and luxury.

Foil blocking works by applying ultra-thin metallic foils to a surface, which create effects that are practically impossible to achieve with traditional ink printing. The effect is produced via a heated metal stamp, also called a die, onto which the design is chemically etched or crafted by hand. Foils are available in a variety of finishes, including:

  • Gloss
  • Matte
  • Satin

Along with the standard shades of gold and silver, you can choose from many other colours to complement your product. You may also want to combine foiling with embossing to really bring your design to life. We always welcome the chance to help with any such enquiries.

Yankee Candle packaging with gold foil blocking.

An Eco Friendly Finish

Another thing we love about foil blocking is that it’s completely recyclable! Foiled paper and cardboard is still fully pulpable and can be recycled along with all other cardboard. Eco friendly packaging is highly sought after in the current climate – by both companies and consumers.

In addition to that, foiled print is 100% biodegradable, as the aluminium used is a natural mineral that is non-toxic to plants and animals. Find out more about our eco-friendly packaging options.

Packaging for The Candle Company with gold foil blocking on a starry navy background.

The Process of Foiling

We utilise two types of machine for foil blocking: a Bobst BMA stamper and a Steuer Foil-Jet Rotary stamper.

The Bobst BMA is our heavy-duty option – excellent for sturdier papers and even heavy boards, while still producing fine details and crisp embosses.

For lighter-weight papers and boards, the Steuer Foil-Jet is our number one choice, with speeds of up to 2,000 sheets an hour and stunning foiling capabilities.

Foil stamping elevates conventionally printed packaging. If you want to draw the eye and help your product shine, this is the way to go. Whether you’re at the concept stage of your design, or ready to find a printer, contact us today for advice and quotes on hot foil blocking for your packaging.

How Can We Help You?
If you have a design in mind, or even if you have no idea where to start, we'd love to hear from you. We can start working with you at any stage of the process - from the initial designs to the final printing. Feel free to call our friendly office team, or fill out a contact form to get a quote.

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