Cold foil stamping takes place immediately before printing, directly in the printing machine in one pass. The metallized layer is transferred from the carrier film to the cardboard by means of a special adhesive and pressure without the use of embossing dies. The motif embossed with foil can be printed with conventional colors, which thus acquire a luxurious metallic effect.
In addition, when using one shade of foil, we achieve an almost unlimited color spectrum of metallic shades by suppressing it. Another advantage of cold stamping is the exceptional accuracy with subsequent offset printing.
Cold stamping technology is a separate production technology that does not replace the hot foil stamping method.
The teamwork of a graphic designer and a technologist is a prerequisite for the right decision which of these "stamping" technologies to use for maximum benefit and achieving the desired effect.