Hot foil stamping is a technique used to apply metallic and special effect foils to print literature, using a combination of heat, pressure and a metal die (also called a stamp or plate). Foiling produces effects which are impossible to achieve using traditional ink printing. Because of this, adding foil to marketing literature not only gives the finished piece an edge, but also ensures a luxury, high-end impression. We stock a wide range of foils in a variety of different finishes and colours, including the popular gold, silver and copper, along with many other colours. We also have special effect foils such as holographic silver (also called rainbow silver) which changes colour as it diffracts light across the colour spectrum. Patterned, brushed, satin and custom foils are also available. Foil swatches are also available on request to enable you to choose a foil colour and finish prior to placing an order.