Cold stamping or cold foil is a technique that creates a metallic and holographic finish on items to give them an excellent presentation, authentication and increased originality for customers. These effects have become increasingly popular in a market that competes for customer attention. Cold stamping is often a simple, but stunning way to improve the look and feel of a product and differentiate it from others.
To use cold stamping film, it is necessary to apply an in-line printing process using rotary printing presses, rotary offset and rotary flexography. The procedure consists of transferring the metal from a film to the material to be decorated. The material is inserted in the machine, a roller daubs the UV adhesive on the design, pressure is applied between the film and the wet part of the adhesive, and then the print is dried with a UV lamp.
It is a faster, and more efficient alternative to hot stamping that does not require dies. Learn more about its benefits!
Because laminating and printing can be done in a single process, cold stamping generates significant savings in time and money. It saves time because it involves a single run through the press, and money because it doesn’t involve the cost of tools (dies). For example, a job that would normally require two separate machines, a printing machine and another machine to apply the film or foil, would take an additional eight hours of printing time. Cold stamping can do it in a fraction of the time.
Cold stamping is an alternative to hot stamping. As the name implies, it is a form of printing that does not require high temperatures to print an image. Because of this, it is used on smooth surfaces such as fabrics, paper and non-absorbent plastics. These materials are perfect for cold stamping, because they help to fix the adhesive and the image can last longer.
Cold stamping is commonly used in personal hygiene items, in wines and spirits, but also in gourmet foods and cosmetics. Cold stamping enhances the appeal of the products of your brand from the packaging and tells customers that they are buying quality and exclusivity. Would you like to use this stamping method in your products? Get it from Holomex!
At Holomex, we are label manufacturers and global pioneers in the field of holographic security. With over 38 years of experience in the industry and a presence in most of Latin America, we offer our customers high quality holograms to combat product and document counterfeiting. The efficiency of our processes allows us to offer very short delivery times and competitive prices.
Because of our experience we currently serve different industries: pharma, beverages, tobacco, wines and spirits, beauty and personal care, banking and finance, licensing and brand protection, electronics, chemicals and agriculture, graphic arts and packaging, high security documents, promotions and advertising.
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