Coming Soon: Customize Your Packaging with Your Studio Logo

foil-stamping-864-high We are so excited to announce that the Design Aglow Paper Shop will soon be offering custom hot foil stamping! Simply upload your studio logo to create a custom die, and we will brand your boxes, bags, presentation envelopes in your choice of color or metallic finish. We know you and your clients will love this luxe look as much as we do! We have answered some preliminary questions for you below to help you get started prepping for this exciting new service.

What is hot foil stamping? Hot foil stamping uses dried pigments that come on rolls of “foil”. A special press uses heat and high pressure to transfer the pigments onto the surface of a product via a custom die. Hot foil stamping appears very much like letterpress and can also be created with or without color. Pigments can be a rich flat color or a metallic such as gold, silver or bronze. We love white on charcoal, grey on kraft or metallics like gold and silver on any color.

What’s the difference between letterpress and hot foil stamping? Although similar, letterpress uses liquid ink and is much more costly. The main advantage of hot foil stamping aside from cost is that it can be added to already made products. A logo die is stamped directly onto the product (such as a lid on a box or folded welcome folder), where as a letterpress can only be used on flat sheets before product production. This means that we can add hot foil stamping to virtually any paper product offered in the Paper Shop!

What do I need to do first? You’ll need to order a custom die (one-time setup fee) to start the hot foil stamping process. All we’ll need to create your die is a vector file of your logo or artwork that is 100% black. If you get this ready you’ll be ready to go when we launch this new feature!

How long does it take? Once we receive your logo, we will have it converted into a copper die cast which takes about 3-4 business days. Once we receive your die cast, we run a sample product and email you a proof for placement and color. After your final approval, the order is processed and shipped within 2-3 business days.

Awesome, right? Ready to get your own custom packaging?

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