Hot Stamping Is a Printing Process

  •   Hot stamping is the application of metal printing and foil on materials such as plastic, paper, and card using heat and pressure. It can be used to create various textures on media such as metallic, matte, glossy, and holographic textures. This printing process of hot stamping is different from pad printing or silk screen printing, it does not involve the use of any ink, so it is not affected by the color or texture of the medium, and it is very suitable for printed products with dark surfaces. This printing process, bronzing, has been around since the 19th century and has been used to create holiday cards, baby announcements, scratch foils, wedding invitation ideas, save-the-date cards, business cards, presentation folders, book covers, and more.

      Hot stamping is a specialized printing process that involves the use of heat, pressure and foil to create shiny metals in a variety of colors and textures, such as designs, text and graphics.

      It is also known as hot stamping or hot foil stamping because the process depends heavily on the heat that transfers the image from the hot stamp to the selected surface.

      "Dry bronzing" or "dry bronzing" is another name for bronzing. This is because the technology does not involve printing with any type of liquid ink. Instead, dies and engraved sheet metal are used for the stamping process.

      Foil stamping involves the use of specialized multilayer foils. Typically, the different types of layers in foil are:

      polyester carrier layer,

      release layer,

      paint layer,

      image layer,

      Metallic layers (gold or gold foil or foil color), and


      During foil blanching, heat and pressure are applied to the foil, which is pressed against a medium supported by a plate or cylinder.

      The adhesive layer in the gold or silver foil is activated by this heat and pressure, and the release layer melts, attaching the machine's thermal foil to the medium.

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