Hot Foil Blocking

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We can Hot Foil many jobs and sizes, from your standard business card right up to A3 brochures and folders using either Hand Foiling Machines or a fully automated Heidelberg GTP Platen.

Holographic Foils Black Foil Pearlescent Foil

Many different colours and effects are available, full gloss reflective metallic foils, matt foils, holographic foils and more!

Foil Artwork Guidelines


Any borders must be at least 3mm inside the edge.

Small Text

Any text of 8pt or smaller should not be bold to prevent any infilling of letters. We recommend using plain fonts such as Arial, Calibri, or Helvetica for small text as they produce the best results at small sizes.
Note: Fonts such as Times New Roman are not suitable for small text due to the very fine lines in certain characters and the serifs (pointy corners).

Shading (Tints)

We are unable to re-create shading (tints) with the foiling process as gradients and shades cannot be replicated, only monochrome images.


Lines and rules should not be finer than around 0.5pt and if finer than 1pt should be constant widths.

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