Cold stamping foil, also known as cold foil, is a thin layer of metallic or pigmented material that can be transferred onto a substrate using pressure and adhesive. It is called "cold" foil because it does not require heat or a die to transfer the foil onto the substrate.
To apply the cold stamping foil, the release liner is first removed, exposing the PSA layer. The foil is then placed on the substrate, and pressure is applied using a laminator, a pressure roller, or a similar device. This pressure activates the adhesive layer, allowing the foil to bond to the surface.
One of the advantages of cold stamping foil over hot stamping foil is its ease of use and affordability for small-scale projects or customizations. However, it may not be as durable as hot stamping foil and is more suitable for low-wear and low-temperature applications.
Cold stamping foil is commonly used in the printing and packaging industry to add decorative finishes to packaging boxes, labels, and greeting cards. It can also be used to add branding and product information to products.
Cold stamping foil is used in the textile industry to add decorative finishes to fabrics such as clothing and accessories. It can also be used to add logos and branding to sportswear and uniforms.
Cold stamping foil is often used in promotional materials such as posters, flyers, and brochures to add a metallic or holographic finish that grabs the viewer's attention.
Cold stamping foil can be used to add security features to documents such as passports, banknotes, and ID cards. Its metallic or holographic finish makes it difficult to counterfeit or replicate.
Cold stamping foil is a popular material for arts and crafts projects. It can be used to add a metallic or holographic finish to paper, cardboard, and other materials.
Cold stamping foil is used in the automotive industry to add decorative finishes to interior and exterior parts such as dashboard trims and emblems.