Metallic foil applications (Coldstamping)
Coldstamping has been known for several years as a technique for applying coloured metallic films on labels made on a variety of substrates. In years past this technique took a backseat in terms of quality to the hotstamping technique due to the imperfections of the foils used and the low quality of the adhesives. Today we can offer you solutions that are visually similar to that of hotstamping but decidedly less expensive.
In the case of hotstamping the application of the foil and its binding with the substrate took place through pressing with a heated steel roller of a sheet of foil onto the target material. The preparation for hotstamping is associated with high costs ranging from several hundred to thousands of EUR. The use of this technique also reduces the speed of printing and as a result increases the cost of the label. The one benefit and advantage of hot stamping is the high quality of reproduction of patterns, texts, and prints.
Over recent years the leading producers of foils for cold stamping such as KRUZ and API brought to the market a new type of foil for high resolution, which has revolutionised the quality available using this solution.
For printers who are not aware of these advances, coldstamping causes difficulties due to the use of cheaper materials or improper configuration of machines, and the final result is remains one of poor quality. Cheap Chinese foils are not able to provide the desired quality levels, which shows itself in jagged line edges, missing elements, or overstamping.
We are proud to have reached a very high level of achievement in this field and can guarantee stamping that is at the highest level of excellence. The selection of foils, adhesives, and polymers has a direct impact on the final result. The type of machine used is also important. With our experience, high quality materials, and machines produced by the industry leader, we are able to assure you of attractive, smooth edges, legible texts, and guaranteed reproduction of every element of your image.
Our offer also includes cold stamping foils intended for printing . This offers the possibility of covering of silver foil with any ink or with several colours, which means that on a single label several metallic shades can be achieved.