About Our Printing Service

All prices listed are inclusive of VAT

Hot Foil Printing

This is a commercial printing process and is the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the die. Hot foil printing is a manual process. In order to print the logo in the precise position, the setup process usually takes 30-45 minutes, therefore a minimum order is usually required. However, we are more than happy to produce a printed sample at a small charge of £6 plus VAT plus the printing plate cost. Hot foil printing is a relatively economical way of producing an eye-catching effect that really increases the luxury factory of a product. It is ideal for small, large and repeat orders. Turnaround time is usually 1-2 weeks and 3-4 week from September – December. Hot foil printing has its limitations too. Although a wide range of colours are available, pantone colour is not possible with hot foil printing. Hot foil printing method is recommended for 1-2 colour printing only. For 2 colour foil printing, cost is usually higher as the packaging will go through the printing machine twice. For more than 2 colour printing, we would recommend digital ink printing, please click here for more information. Very fine details and large area of foil may be difficult to print, especially on texture product like fabric or textured paper.


Metallic Gold


Gloss Turquoise


Metallic Purple


Metallic Silver


Gloss Lime Green


Metallic Black


Metallic Rose Gold


Gloss Navy


Gloss Dark Grey


Metallic Red


Gloss Orange


Gloss Light Grey


Metallic Fuchsia


Metallic Gold


Gloss Turquoise


Metallic Purple


Metallic Silver


Gloss Navy


Metallic Black


Metallic Rose Gold


Gloss Orange


Gloss Dark Grey


Metallic Red


Gloss Light Grey


Metallic Fuchsia

Hot Foil Die Cost

Also referred to as a printing plate, this is a metal stamp that contains your logo. Hot foil dies are crafted in brass using the latest technology with outstanding quality CNC-programmed brass blocks. You would only pay for this cost once unless you resize or change your logo in the future.

SizeCost
Up to 80x80mm £36
Up to 100x100mm £48
Up to 125x125mm £54
Up to 150x150mm £60
Up to 175x175mm £66

For each additonal block there will be a £12 charge.

Please note, this is a non-refundable payment and your stamp will remain with us for future printing.

Machine Setup Fee

Orders below 48 per item - £12.00
Orders between 48-500 per item - £7.20
Orders over 500 per item - £0.00

Hot Foil Printing Cost

Order
Qty 
Paper
Covered
Boxes
Gift Boxes
(Pop-up &
Self-Assembly)
Presentation Boxes
Gift Pouches
Leatherette Boxes
Paper
&
 Plastic Bags 
1-499 £0.16 £0.20 £0.26 £0.28
500-999 £0.14 £0.18 £0.24 £0.26
1000-1999 £0.12 £0.16 £0.22 £0.24
2000-4999 £0.10 £0.14 £0.20 £0.22
5000-10000 £0.08 £0.12 £0.18 £0.20

Printing Process

1. Contact us with your requirements (item codes, quantity, printing colour)
2. Receive a quote from us.
3. Email us your artwork as a vector image.
4. Once payment has been made, stock will be allocated for printing and ETA will be provided.
5. We will create a digital proof for you.
6. Once proof has been accepted, hot foil die will be made.
7. Wait for your stock to arrive.

Artwork Requirements

Vector file, this can be AI, PDF, EPS or SVG. We cannot accept JPEG, PNG, PSD or GIF format. A vector image is a computer-made image that is made up of points, lines, and curves that are based upon mathematical equations, rather than designated number of pixels. This means that no matter how large or small or how close you zoom in on the image, the lines, curves, and points remain smooth. There will never be jagged lines or blurriness with this kind of image, no matter how much it is enlarged. Also, colours are separated into specific shape areas, which makes changing colours within these images as easy as the click of a button. If you don’t have your artwork in vector file, we are more than happy to retrace your artwork for you at a small charge, cost starts from £18, please email printing@packagingworld.co.uk to get a quote.

Below is a comparison of a vector and non-vector image. Please click on each image to see the difference in quality.

     
Vector image Bitmap image

Examples of how your logo can be printed are shown below.

                 
Single Colour Outline Too small Gradient Multi-colour Texture