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4 Foil Stamp Options That Make Your Folders Look Fancy

Sometimes when you want your presentation folder to make a big impact, traditional ink printing just won’t do. Foil stamp folders are an alternative option that creates a textural and visual effect simulating metal, plastic or other materials.

Presentation folders foil is usually added to an embossed image or text to make the details pop off the page. However, foil can be added to any folder design to create an effect that is both classy and chic. Knowing your foil stamping options gives you a better idea of what to expect when it comes time to place an order.

Metallic Foil

An example of metallic foil stamping.

Metallic Foils

Metallic foils provide you with all the glitz and glamor of real metal, without the extra weight. Foil stamped presentation folders with a metallic finish feature a shiny, reflective surface that catches the light in an elegant manner. Metallic foils look good on anything, but the metallic effect is most noticeable against a dark or matte paper stock.

Nonmetallic Foil

An example of nonmetallic foil stamping

Non-Metallic Foils

If you’re interested in printing folders with foil but without the extra shininess, consider non-metallic foils instead. Non-metallic foils are a glossy, colorful coating that makes your images and text stand out against the background. The visual effect of non-metallic foils will look different on a dark colored stock, so ask for a sample before purchasing to make sure you get what you want.

Clear Foil

An example of clear foil stamping

Clear Foils

Clear foil might not be the flashiest member of the foil family, but this stamping technique can help you emphasize certain aspects of your folder design. Unlike other foil stamped presentation folders, clear stamping isn’t always immediate to the naked eye. However, you can feel the difference between the glossy texture of the foil and the matte texture of the folder.

Holographic Foil

An example of special effect holographic foil stamping.

Special Effect Foils

Special effects aren’t only found in movies—they’re also available in foil stamping for folder printing. Holographic foil stamping gives your presentation folder a futuristic effect by displaying a three-dimensional texture within the foil itself. Diffraction foil stamping catches the light like metallic foil, but diffracts it like a prism to create a metallic rainbow effect. When creating foil stamp folders, explore all of the options that are available to you, including the non-traditional ones.

Foil stamping folder printing is best used sparingly to make the most impact with the effect. A folder completely covered in metallic foil would gain attention, but unless your company sells foil stamping services it would be completely unnecessary. Foil stamping should enhance your message—not be the message.
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  1. Willard Lindy says:

    I never new there was so many different types of foils. Can i use foil and embossing in the same area like to do my logo?

    • Company Folders Staff says:

      Willard, you’ll be happy to know that foil stamping and embossing can be paired together– in fact they go perfectly together like peanut butter and jelly. The embossing effect brings the foil stamped elements forward so that they are even more eye-catching.

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