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We’re all drawn to shiny/metallic things. The unexpected play of light across reflective surfaces reminds us of precious metals and jewels – a phenomenon that makes foil stamping a brilliant technique for highlighting a name or brand.

Whether it’s the quality we associate with gold, the classic allure of silver or the bold richness of copper, there’s an element of luxury that comes with a metallic foil finish.

  • Durable graphics that literally shine
  • Perfect for text, seals, monograms and logos
  • Variety of Colors Available
 

Available Foil Colors


GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
COPPER
RED
BLACK
WHITE
TEAL
COBALT

How Foil Stamping Works

It all begins with a “die”, or metal plate with a reversed image raised from the surface. This will be punched into the foil itself, which is a roll of colored mylar that contains a heat-activated adhesive.

The die is pressed into the card – pressure and heat fuses the foil to the surface, producing a durable guilded effect that won’t chip or fade with time.

 
 

Foil Stamping vs Metallic Inks

There are trade-offs to both techniques. Metallic inks are more cost effective and have the advantage of a wider variety of colors, which often makes it easier to stick to branding guidelines.

While foil stamping does offer a more limited range of colors, the shiny/reflective effect is much more pronounced since we are fusing completely different material with the paper, rather than simply letting the paper absorb the ink.

Embossed Foil Business Card

Foil stamping is often used in conjuction with embossing. The raised surface is aligned or “registered” to match the location of the foil, pushing the metallic print above the surface of the paper and adding an additional three-dimensional effect quality to your business card.

This register embossing technique works with digital and offset printing, but there is something about the foil/embossing combination of depth and shine.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foil Stamping?
Foil stamping or hot stamping requires a metal plate to strike a foil film, transferring the foil onto the paper to make an impression.
What is the minimum quantity I can order?
Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you have a minimum order for multiple lots/names?
Yes, if you're producing 10 or more unique lots at once, the minimum order is 250 cards per person.
What are the most common business card sizes?
The three most requested sizes are 3.5" x 2", 3.35” x 2.17” and 2.25” x 2.25”.
Can I color match to a specific Pantone color?
Yes, we can match specific PMS colors for your brand/logo.
Do you offer a variety of colors?
Yes, we have a wide selection of glossy, dull and metallic foil colors available, including gold and silver.
Can I color match foil metallics to a specific Pantone color?
This is depends on the Pantone color you are looking to match. Please contact us to speak with a production specialist.
Can I completely foil stamp a full solid area?
No, we do not recommend foil stamping solid block areas.
What is the best paper to use for foil stamping?
In our experience, foil stamping looks best on coated or uncoated paper stocks.  
Can I see a digital proof before final production?
Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production.
Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.
Can you produce a press sample before printing?
Yes, a press sample can be produced prior to final production. However, we will have to charge accordingly for set up/press time. A 50% credit for the press sample will be applied to the final invoice, if the project is officially approved for production.
What is the standard turnaround time?
Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 5-7 business days.
Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.
Do you offer a variety of paper stocks/materials?
Yes, we offer are a variety of paper stocks/materials. Options include gloss, matte, coated, uncoated, silk, linen and texture papers/materials.
Can you ship paper/printed samples for my review?
Unfortunately, we can not send out paper/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.
Can I supply my own paper for you to print on?
No. We cannot run any paper through our press that has not been sent directly from our paper-house. If there is a particular paper stock you are looking for, we can place a custom order for your business cards.
Do you offer round corners or custom die cut options?
Yes. Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you offer edge printing or edge foil stamping?
No. Edge gilding or printing is not a service that we offer.
How can I make a payment?
We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.
Can I schedule an appointment to review sample/paper stocks?
Yes, We can schedule an appointment for you in our Jersey City showroom/production facility. There you can review various printed samples, paper stocks, and consult with a production specialist.
My order is a rush, is a 24-48 hour turnaround possible?
Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can check with our production department. Please note, rush turnaround will be billed accordingly.
Unfortunately, we do not schedule production appointments in our Manhattan corporate offices.

Fine Print, Inc.

315 Madison Avenue, NYC 10017

Open Monday - Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Showroom/Production Facility

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Open Tuesday - Friday

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Feel free to contact us directly at 212.619.5446 or inquiries@fineprintnyc.com