It is done in-line with the printing process and subject to the foil, adhesive and UV lamp quality can be applied at extremely high speeds.
The other big advantage is that there is no need for special hot stamping dies.
The “die” is a printing plate that is made at the same time as the printing plates for the rest of the job.
In order for the UV light to cure through the foil, the coating of the aluminium must be thin, as a result it is unlikely that a cold foil print will be as bright as hot foil.
Suitable for a wide range of web fed label printers including Flexo, Letterpress and Offset.
Cold foiling is relatively new to the industry. It takes advantage of U-V curing of an adhesive.