Foil blocking services

If you are looking for a cost-effective yet luxurious printing service, our foil blocking print is a great choice. The reflective nature of the foil creates a beautiful effect, which looks amazing when the light catches it. From wedding stationery to business materials, no matter your requirements, we are sure you will be delighted with the foil prints you receive. This is an old artisan process that involves using a metal printing plate or die, with the required text or image being raised into the metal so that it can be foil printed.

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What is foil blocking?

Foil blocking makes the most of a letterpress-style block, imprinting the design onto the paper. Rather than carrying ink, there is a film that is ultra-thin and has a foil pigment, which is fed into the process. The block will then be heated, and the foil is released when the block is pressed onto the paper and a bond is formed. This will leave the stock printed with a metallic, debossed imprint. We can enhance the design further by adding extra pressure to create a debossing effect or using a specialist die and hard counterforce, we can produce stunning embossing which creates an extra dimension to your project. Obviously, with foil blocking you will still achieve a luxury product.

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There are many different options when it comes to foil blocking

Foil blocking is a very popular choice because of its flexibility. There are many different colours you can select from, as well as a whole host of finishes. This includes satin, matte, holographic, gloss, metallics, and much more. The creativity is limitless when it comes to the options that are available here. Plus, as the foil is opaque, you do not have to worry about there being any show-through of the paper colour. The final result is one of sheer beauty.

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Contact us today to discuss your requirements

If you are interested in our foil blocking services, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We have two foil blocking machine’s in our arsenal, which can print on cards of any thickness, with the maximum foil image area being A4 with bleed.

We can handle sheet sizes of up to SRA3, allowing us to use this process on almost any project. Our first machine is a hand-operated KSF 3 Series Platen Press which has a maximum foil image area of A5 with bleed. This is a very versitle machine which is quick to set up and quick to print which is ideal for the jobs with a smaller foil image area.

Our second machine which is our newest edition to our plant list is a hand operated ProPress 310 flat bed foil blocking machine which has a maxium foil image area of 310 x 210mm. This machine is geared up for the bigger foil blocking job which gives us more scope to take on larger work.

Both of our presses are known for being one of the best hand foiling blocking machine’s in the industry. They give excellent control over print quality, which is why we are able to produce such superior products and for those concerned about wastage and they are set up to minimise any waste.

If you have any questions about our foil blocking service or you would like to discuss your project requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. The number you need is 01623 601 365. We will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for our service, and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have, no matter how big or small your project may be.

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    Foil blocked one side in metallic gold on 350gsm Sirio Nude

    Digitally printed and matt laminated both sides on 450gsm silk. Foil blocked in Metallic Red one side.

    Foil blocked in Metallic Rose Gold both sides on 540gsm Pale Grey Colorplan

    Digitally printed and foil blocked in metallic gold one side on 300gsm Accent Alabaster

    Foil blocked in metallic rose gold one side on 540gsm Smoke Colorplan

    Foil blocking in satin gold on 570gm Woodstock Cipria.

    Digitally printed on 400gsm silk with a soft touch lamination one side with a clear gloss foil de-boss and foil blocked in gloss white. Digitally printed on 400gsm iprint uncoated. Duplex glued together to make a 800gsm card.

    Foil blocked in black on 350gsm Candy Pink Colorplan and foil blocked in Metallic Pale Pink on 350gsm Ebony Colorplan. Duplex glued together to make a 700gsm card

    Foil blocked in Gloss Black on 270gsm Pristine White Colorplan and foil blocked in Gloss Black on 270gsm Ebony Colorplan. Duplex glued together to make a 540gsm card.

    Main Wallet - Digitally printed and foil blocked in metallic gold on the inside with metallic gold on the outer flaps on 350gsm Mist Colorplan. Die cut to shape, glued and made up to finished wallets with a magnetic clasp.

    Internal Cards - Digitally printed and foil blocked in metallic gold one side on 350gsm Mist Colorplan.

    Digitally printed one side and foil blocked in metallic gold on the reverse on 285gsm Quartz Stardream Pearlescent.

    ‘Main Wallet - Foil blocked in metallic gold and white, Die cut to shape, glued and made up to a finished wallet with a magnetic clasp on 350gsm Racing Green Colorplan.

    Internal Cards - Digitally printed and foil blocked in metallic gold on 540gsm Natural Colorplan Save the Date Tag - Foil blocked both sides in metallic gold and white and die cut to shape on 700gsm Racing Green Colorplan.”