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Foil Blocking

A Decedent Print Finish

various foil blocked business cards


About Foil Blocking


Foil blocking is a process which uses heat to permanently add metallic foil to the surface of the print.  This process is often combined with embossing or debossing.  
You can combine multiple foils within a job.  Paper, board and plastic (polyprop) can all be foil blocked.  Shapes, pattern and text can all be foiled.  This process creates very impressive and prestigious end results.

gold foil blocked cards


Foil Selection


We offer a full selection of different types of foils, choose from:

   •  Glossy, matt, brushed or textured foils
   •  Metallic, pearlescent, holographic or
       transparent
   •  Full choice of colours

Foiling work best on uncoated and textured papers because it provides the best contrast.

Image of a foil blocked loyalty card.


When To Use


Use foil blocking when you really need an upmarket, prestigious piece of print.  The follow items can be foiled:

   • Business Cards
   • Brochure Covers
   • Invitations
   • Folders
   • Gift Vouchers 
   • Wallets / Envelopes

Want To See This Print Finish Yourself?

We will send you out a print sample which uses Foil Blocking so that you can see the impressive end result yourself. 

Get Foil Blocked Samples in the Post

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