Printing Type: Foil Tone on Tone

Foil Blocking - Tone on Tone

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.