Printed, Hot Stamped and Cold Stamped

Different types of foils can be stamped onto many different facestock surfaces, like: paper, polyester, vinyl, clear films, etc.

When deciding on the types of foils for your label, it is best to discuss your label requirements with printing professionals, because they’ll know what types of foils are best suited for your chosen label material.

Types of foils most commonly used in foil stamping processes are:

• Metallic foil paper (available in metallic colors like gold, silver, copper, but also in “regular” colors like blue, red, yellow, orange, pink, etc.)
• Gloss pigment foil paper
• Matte pigment foil paper
• Holographic foil paper (gives a distinctive, moving effect to the label)

Also, if choosing to print ink on a foil label using your laser printer, make sure you choose a foil paper that is suitable for high temperatures.