Foil stamping is any easy way to catch the eyes of consumers. The process uses a heated die to transfer metallic foil onto a printed or unprinted sheet.
The material used for hot foil stamps is extremely delicate (think aluminum foil, but 100 times thinner). Because it’s so delicate, fonts or line-work below 1mm in thickness (2.83 points) are unsuitable for hot foil stamping and because they may crack or flake off. Because of this, we recommend all areas to be foil stamped have a minimum thickness of 1mm.
Scratching and Scuffing
Due to its fragility, foil stamping can scratch and scuff easily. If you’re planning on covering large, unbroken areas with a foil stamp, be aware that scratches and scuffs damaging the stamp can occur during shipping and general use.