Also known as foil blocking, or hot foil stamping.
Tone on Tone foil printing is simply a description for the use of glossy foil applied to the same colour matt finish gift box - black on black, gold on gold, rose gold on rose gold, white on white etc.
All our boxes have a matt finish, so tone on tone foil looks especially good.
It is exactly the same process and price as 1 colour foil printing, it’s just the foil is the colour of the box.
If you use our on-line price estimate, just select 1 colour foil.
The print process uses heat and pressure to apply your logo or design with a very thin layer of pre-glued foil film to the surface of the gift box.
First, your logo or design is etched into a metal block (also known as a die, plate or stamp).
The metal block is fixed into the foil blocking machine and heated to a high temperature.
Under pressure the metal block presses the foil film colour into the box surface in the shape of the etched design.
Foil film is supplied on rolls and cut down to the required logo width from larger rolls.
Traditionally foil colours were most commonly gold or silver but foils are now available in a wide selection of colours and match all our box colours.
You don’t need to specify the foil colour if you want tone on tone, we’ll match it to the box.
Foil is a solid colour, shading and half-tones cannot be achieved. Your logo will need to be modified to a solid colour if it normally includes shading.
Due to the application of heat and pressure, the logo is depressed slightly into the surface of the box.
Each box is printed individually by hand, this is not an automatic process and requires a skilled printer.