What is the difference between hot foil stamping and cold foil?
Once pressure is applied from the die onto the material, the foil design then fixes onto the substrate surface.
A wide selection of dies can be used in varying reflectivity.
Meanwhile, cold foil process is where UV light is used.
A UV-curable adhesive is printed on the substrate shaped according to the desired foil design.
The foil is pressed onto the material, and the excess parts (those without adhesive) are stripped away.
A quick run under UV light cures the adhesive.
Cold foil works best as a simple accent for labels and smoother surfaces such as film.
If you have a more intricate design and will be placing it on a textured material, you should opt for hot foil stamping instead.