Facts about Cold Foil:
- must run at slower speeds due to curing
- accurate with color specificity
- the foil is a one time use
- must purchase foil and adhesive for process
- brilliant shine
Behind the Scenes – How it Works:
Cold Foil is a popular printing technique that is used to add metallic shine to your labels! Use this eye-catching technique to draw attention to your product on the shelf.
This process is cost-effective, works with printing many shapes & sizes, and has a wide variety of colors available.
Above, you can see a diagram of printing on a press using the cold foil technique. The foil is wound through the press and then transferred onto the surface of the label substrate using printing plates & a UV lamp.
First, the image is printed onto the material with the use of a UV curable cold foil adhesive, and the UV dyer cures the adhesive to the label and the excess foil is removed. The surface can be over-laminated or encapsulated afterward, which creates a durable surface.
The Final Product Revealed:
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