Hot Stamping Art Service

Our art department is equipped to process all your pre-press needs for pad printing and hot stamping. 

From proof to final print, correct artwork is a key factor to ensure a successful project. 

Low resolution artwork can be re-drawn or converted to the correct format for hot stamping and pad printing.  

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Hot stamping dies

  • Hot stamping magnesium dies
  • Hot stamping brass dies
  • Hot stamping silicone rubber dies


Hot stamping type

  • OP4 Brass type holders
  • OP4 Brass type 2mm, 3mm and 4.5mm
  • Specialty custom made type upon request

Artwork specifications

All artwork to be prepared as a 300dpi vector file PDF


Illustrator CS6 with all fonts set to outlines.

Colours must be saved as spot colour or CMYK (not RGB)

CMYK: Great for printing - CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
RGB: NOT SUITABLE FOR PRINTING  - RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. They are used for computer monitors, the web and television screens.
Vector file: An image drawn in illustrator
Outlines: A font is converted into a graphic element.


Download:  What is a Vector File PDF ( 501KB) here

Download:  Die Specifications PDF (425KB) here