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Edge Foiling
edge foiling

Edge Foiling

Edge foiling gives a wonderfully smooth, shiny, reflective surface to the paper's edges. This technique is centuries old - master bookbinders would gild the edges of books with gold to show their precious worth.

Edge foiling will add a touch of elegance to even the humblest of designs. Despite its subtle application, edge foiling can make a bold statement proving that less is more.

As we've perfected it on (pretty much) all stocks we offer, we can add edge foiling to almost any job.

There are some restrictions though…

Full-solid digital prints cannot be edge foiled. Due to it being a heat process, we cannot re-heat toner-based print as it affects the heat-fused print.

Very small areas of digital print bleeding off the edge is ok, but still not recommended.

We've also tested matt laminated Indigo digital prints in solid and don't recommend that either; the edges get scuffed.

Edge foiling works best on duplexed or triplexed stock that is the same colour (and brand). If we try to edge foil two different coloured duplexed stocks then the dust that is created will show on the other colour which doesn’t look great. If you really want it, we can do it, but it requires a lot more time (for tidying up each piece) and therefore a premium price for the work involved.

We can only foil straight edges, so unfortunately, we can’t do it on die cut shapes, or cards with rounded corners.

Thicker is better!

Edge foiling always looks amazing in a stack. But generally, people only get one piece... So make those gorgeous edges stand out and go with 500gsm + stock.

We can always duplex or triplex any of our stocks if it's not already available in a heavy weight.

What colours can I choose?

We have edge foiling available in most of our standard foiling colours. The selection available is in the drop-down when you add foiling to your job. However, some foil colours just aren't available in the grades we require for them to work well on tricky stocks like Cotton. But if we have a problem with your selection, we'll be in touch with alternatives.

Nothing is set in stone when it comes to specialist finishing techniques such as this.

Please note, edge foiling is done in very small batches, so you will see slight variations in the finished sizes of individual cards as each small stack needs to be sanded super-smooth before heat-applying the edge foil.

edge foiling