Foil blocking is the process of applying metallic ‘foil’ to a paper surface by using a metal die. The foiling process produces a result that is not possible to achieve using litho printing. Foils are available in a number of colours however Silver (gloss or matt) and Gold (gloss or matt) are most popular as the results are stunning. Coloured foils are available however “clear gloss foil” is proving popular with Graphic Designers as the results combine a glossy effect with a subtle debossed feel.  For those of you interested it is a combination of the heated die and the pressure that releases the foil to the paper.