Custom Foiling FAQ


What is custom foiling?

Foil stamping is the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the dye. To personalise your envelopes you are able to add custom text with hot foil stamping, or upload your own logo or handwriting to foil and obtain a custom quote.

We use the smoothest 140gsm luxe black envelopes, to ensure you get the best foiled result for your personalisation. 

What colour foils are available?

We offer foiling in Gold, Silver and Copper as our standard. However, if you are putting through a custom job and are uploading your own artwork, we may be able to help you out with a larger range of colours. 

 

What can I have foiled?

As a standard we only offer uppercase lettering. If you require lowercase lettering, please contact us for a custom quote as you will need to have a custom plate made. 

To order directly using the online shopping cart, you can only choose to have text foiled in one of our standard foiling fonts: serif or san serif. Your custom text will be foiled in the position shown in the product image. If you require a custom logo to be foiled, please contact us for a custom quote.

What are your standard foiling fonts?

We offer two signature fonts for foiling - Serif and San Serif both in Uppercase only. Click the question marks on the product page to view the full alphabet and characters available for foiling. If you require a character that is not listed, please contact us for a custom quote as you will need to have a custom plate made. The font used on product images on the website is SANS SERIF. 

 

What if I would like lower case lettering?

As a standard we only offer uppercase lettering. If you require lowercase lettering, please contact us for a custom quote as you will need to have a custom plate made. 

How many letters can I have foiled on my envelopes?

There is a limit to how many letters you can foil in a row, as the foiling area needs to stay between the joins of the envelope to ensure foiling quality, however you are able to break text up onto two lines so that you can fit more in if needed, or your text will be placed a little lower down to allow for more letters. See some examples below. 

Maximum letter count horizontal 

20 Characters with no letter spacing, 17 Characters with letter spacing. 

 

Does custom foiling add to delivery time?

Yes. Most of our standard products are pre-made ready for delivery. With custom foiling, there is additional work required to produce and ensure quality for your order. This adds days to the usual delivery time.

Do more letters equate to more cost? 

No, all standard foiling cost are the same for up to 20 characters with no letter spacing, and 17 characters with letter spacing. Having a custom foiling plate made up however, which will be needed in the occasion that the characters you are after are not ones listed in our standard Alphabet & Characters (you can see these above) or if you require your personal handwriting, a specific font or your logo, then additional costs to the standard will apply. For custom plates you can contact us for a custom quote.

I have a question that hasn't been answered in your FAQ's. How can I find out the answer?

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