HOT STAMPING FOIL

 

 

Hot stamping foil is intensively used in printing and packaging industry, like graphic industry, textile industry, security applications, and etc. Typical decorative applications of hot stamp foils include greeting cards, book covers and packaging media, such as labels and folding cartons, wood, leather, textile, etc. Transfer foils can also be found embellishing writing instruments, cellular telephones and cosmetics. In these cases, the hot stamp foils are primarily for promotional purposes or aesthetic appeal. Foil stamping is environmentally friendly due to it being a dry process. It does not use solvents or inks and does not create any harmful vapors.

 

Hot stamping is the process of transferring a very thin coating (typically metallic) onto paper or plastic through a combination of heat and pressure. Hot stamping foils are built up in layers and the foils are processed on a thin film, so the manufacturing skill involved is very complex. Foils start with a carrier film, onto which are placed layers of embossing, metallization, release, protection and an adhesive layer to bond it to the item being protected. If an attempt is made to remove all or part of the layers, this tampering becomes visibly evident.

Foil is an extremely thin polyester film material containing a dry pigment that is transferred to substrate (such as paper) by the use of heat and pressure.

 

Foil composition:

  •  Film carrier: The thinner the carriers (often polyester) while all other things being equal, the faster the foil will transfer
  • Release Coat: Allows the other layers to release from the film carrier upon application of heat &/or pressure in which this layer affects whether or not a foil is suitable for fine copy or heavy coverage. Lacquer, Tie or Color Coat provides a hard abrasion resistant surface to the foil when applied and carries the color tint in the form of pigments or dyes which is required to make gold or other colored metallic because the metallic layer is always made from aluminum.
  • Metal Coat: Generally composed of aluminum to provide the reflective qualities and opacity desired in metallic foils.
  • Adhesive or Sizing Coat: The final layer in the foil construction is the sizing which serves to bond the foil to the substrate being stamped.

 

A successful hot stamping job is directly related to the quality of the original artwork. In order to insure the highest quality reproduction of an imprint, the original artwork should be “camera-ready”. The better the artwork at the beginning, the better the imprint reproduction result. The key to a successful hot stamping job is threefold; the first is creating a fixture to support the part firmly under the decorating area. Second, the fixture must also position the part for repeatability of the graphic location. And third, the fixture must allow the operator to easily load and unload the part from the fixture.

 

HENAN FOILS supply you with high quality HOLOGRAPHIC FOILS of various hologram patterns and designs for broad selection.A glossy finish Holographic Foil Paper is as opposed to Matte Pigment Foil Paper with a dull finish: hologram is a 3-dimensional image that can provide a distinctive appearance to specific areas of a digitally printed application.Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns. Besides, we also customize hologram designs to satisfy your special security application.

 

You are warmly welcome to contact Henan Foils regarding solutions for hot/cold stamping foils.

Products List

Silver Holographic foil
Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns...
Rainbow Gold holographic foil
Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns...
Black Pigment foil
Our pigment Foil does not have a metallic look but has a very high glossy finish, and especially our Matte Pigment Foil creates an elegant dull finish to your products...

Red metallic foil
Our metallic foils are designed to create an elegant and perfect shining effect on packaging by adopting advanced metalizing technology

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Gold graphic foil

Graphic foil is available in bright gold, glossy silver and a wide range of metallic colors, covering from medium to large areas ...

Color metallic foil
Our metallic foils are designed to create an elegant and perfect shining effect on packaging by adopting advanced metalizing technology...
Silver cracked holographic foil
Our graphic foil is your excellent choice for most graphics applications, covering medium to large areas...
Red holographic seamless foil
Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns.
Holographic plastic foil
Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns.
Copper metallic foil
Our metallic foils are designed to create an elegant and perfect shining effect on packaging by adopting advanced metalizing technology...
Green Textile foil
Our Textile foils are developed to work for many kinds of fabric and clothes hot stamping and provide excellent stamping definition and adhesion to the substrates surface...
Rainbow silver holographic seamless foil
Our holographic foils are manufactured to meet your high requirements on brightness and various 3-D patterns....