Foil blocking is the process of applying metallic or 'foil' effects to a surface. It uses a metal die - like a stamp - onto which the design is chemically etched or crafted by hand from supplied artwork. Dies are made from various metals and can be either 'flat' (foil only) or 'combination' (foiling and embossing completed in one pass).
Foil blocking produces effects which are practically impossible to achieve using traditional ink printing.
Foils are available in a variety of finishes, including gloss, matt and satin. Gold and silver are regular favourites but you can choose from many other metallic colours to give your promotional merchandise a distinctive edge.
Some foils do have restricted uses, so please check with us first.