Foil printing on garments, invitations etc is popular in Australia. Different designs, shapes, lithographic letters etc can be printed on paper, cloth etc. Such printing on invitations makes the invitation letters attractive.
People prefer to use foil printing invitations in Australia. The process is also quite simple and does not take much time. However, you need some experience in doing the job.
The extent of heat and pressure to be applied on the foil requires some finesses. So if you are searching for designing such invitations you need to contact a printing workshop that has been doing such jobs for some time. The process is also known as foil stamping due to the effect of stamping the foil on the material being printed on.
The ProcessIn the first stage the letters are printed on the card with an adhesive. This is also known as transfer adhesive. Once this is complete, desired foil is kept on the design or letters and stamped on a stamping machine.
The stamping machine sticks the foil on the adhesive with the help of high temperature and pressure. This makes the letters shine owing to the foil coating.There is another method of preparing foil printing invitations.
In this method, first, the design is printed on the foil and then the foil is stamped on the card with a stamping machine. In both cases you need a good transfer adhesive. If low quality transfer adhesive is used, the letters may not appear as distinct as you want them to be.
The FoilThe quality of foil determines the quality of the print. Foils are available in different colors and it depends on the metal. Foils are available for gold, silver, copper and other metals.
Holographic metal foils are also avaiable. For invitations you may prefer a glossy finish or a matte finish and both are available in foils. In short, foils are available in various designs, colours and finishes depending on your requirement.
The DesignThis is the most intricate part of the job. You have to first put the design on the card with the help of a transfer adhesive. For this you have to use stencils.
You can get stencils in various designs as well as stencils for letters. Put the stencil on a card stock and apply ample amount of the adhesive on it thoroughly. Now pick up the stencil and you can see the raised surface of the design.
Now put some foil printing ink on the card stock and take an imprint of the design and the letters on the card stock for making the invitation card. Before taking the print, the intended card stock for invitation must be smeared with some transfer adhesive. You can use a press machine to make a good imprint.
As you get a fine imprint of the design on the card, it is now ready for the final process foil stamping. Put the foil on the card and place it inside the stamping machine. The stamping machine exerts pressure on it and works at a high temperature.
The high pressure and temperature stamps the foil on the design. Now just pick up the foil, it will come out leaving a glossy, metallic imprint on the card. This makes a foil printing invitation card.
UtilityWhat makes this great is not only the finish, but also the design. You have the liberty to impart any design on the invitation card. Whether you want beautiful letters or intricate designs, it is possible in foil printing.
Foil Printing On Embossed DesignFoil printing invitations can also be made by stamping metal foil on embossed designs and letters. Such a design helps to create a deep impression on the recipient. To achieve this effect, first you have to get the foil printing done.
Once this is done, you need to use two separate dices to impart the embossing effect to the design. One dice should have the design in grooves and the other dice should have the same design in raised contours. Moreover, the dices should seamlessly merge.
After the dices are created with the required design, the foil printed invitation is placed between the two and given a hard press. This creates attractive embossed foil printing invitations.