For us at ImPress Systems, digital foil printing/stamping is the process of transferring hot stamping foils without the need for dies, typesetting or any other printing tools. However, there are systems that are identified as “digital foil printing/stamping equipment” that work differently. Our printers transfer real hot stamping foils directly onto the finished items – without the need for any printing tools – so they can produce one of kind hot stamping prints – on demand. Other systems are either two step processes or don’t use REAL hot stamping foils. So it is imperative that companies understand the capabilities and limitations of any products before investing.
It is also important to understand that there are limitations to digital foil printing over traditional hot stamping. They don’t use the force of a traditional hot stamping press; and, therefore do not create a debossed look. It is also more difficult to print on heavily textured materials – again because our printers do not use tons of pressure like a press.
One thing is for certain – the need has never been greater for our products. As the inventors of this technology and experts in this field, we provide the solutions companies need to offer their customers the hot stamped foiled items that they are currently demanding. They also make it possible to capitalize on the profits generated by providing this service in house rather than outsourcing. Right now – everything old is new again when it comes to foil printing.
Give us a call or send us an email with any questions you may have — we look forward to working with you.