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From subtle to bedazzling, foil stamping creates a range of effects that can’t be achieved any other way. How about some shiny snakeskin? Even used as a background, holographic foils command attention.

A foil carried by a polyester film is placed between a heated die and the paper. When the die presses against the film, the heat releases the foil coat from the carrier and binds it to the surface of the paper.

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