You often see shiny and aesthetic foils of different shapes and sized – affixed to credit/debit cards, identity cards, plastic bottles, boxes or other metallic products. These enticing foils instantly catch your attention and cannot be removed from the products’ surface like labels.
Hot stamping is a form of relief printing in which a metalized foil is transferred to a surface at a high temperature.
Some of the industries where hot stamping foils are majorly used include government, education, apparel, automotive, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Use of hot stamping foil
Hot stamping foil serves the purpose of branding and authentication at the same time. Of late, these foils are being rampantly used by manufacturers due to their durability and cost-effectiveness.
Hot stamping foil is an important element of a hot stamping process. These foils are made up of several layers. These layers include a polyester carrier, a release layer, lacquer, image, and metal layers and an outer adhesive sizing layer.
In the hot stamping process, a heated die forces the foil against the surface which is supported by a counter cylinder. A combination of pressure and heat melts the release layer and a thin layer of metallic pigments stamps-on the substrate.
Major benefits of hot stamping foils
Some of the main benefits of hot stamping foils are as follows.
- Hot stamping foil can withstand harsh conditions of nature.
- These foils can be applied to a wide variety of substrates.
- Cost-effective and environment-friendly in nature.
- One of the best ways to ensure brand identity and protection.
Hot stamping foils from Holostik
Holostik is an industry leader in providing optimum quality hot stamping foils to the market. Some of the variants of hot stamping foil offered by Holostik are unregistered or running pattern, registered pattern with scan marks, registered pattern with both side scan marks.
The holographic hot stamping foil can be customized as per the requirements of the customer. This allows the enormous potential of incorporating different security features in the foil.