Foil Block Printing for Brochure with Newton Print


Foil block printing is arguably the most stunning visual effect available to print and definitely our favourite. The beauty of foil block is, even the most basic and simple of fonts can be instantly lifted by a splash of foil.

Foil blocking is one of so many special effects that will make your print look incredibly special. Having said that, it stands alone being so eye-catching and the way it catches the light can mesmerise the toughest of customers.

Foil block printing is a unique process. It uses a moulded metal die which is stamped onto the paper with an ultra-thin sheet of metal foil in between. This transfers the metal foil to the paper in the shape of the die. Dies are always customised to your specific design, but once you've invested in a die it will last for years. 

It's generally taken for granted that foil block is silver or gold. But there's far more to it than that, foil block can also be:

  • Holographic
  • Pearlescent
  • Textured
  • Clear
  • Gloss or Matt
  • Almost any colour

Have a look at our Hentland Brochure case study to see foil block printing in action.

Foil Printing for Leaflet with foil blocking from Newton Print 2
Foil blocking for Packaging and Labels from Newton Print 3

If you want to know the ins and outs of how foil printing works, there's a useful blog here.  Otherwise, here's a few ideas for when and where to use foil blocking:

  • Logos
  • Artistic line drawings
  • Invitations
  • Direct Mail