Hot Foiled Labels

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Metallic foils which add value to the look of a label with fine detail and a wide range of colours to choose from. Hot foiling is the next step in creating a premium finish to any label design.
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Hot Foiled Labels

Hot foiling is a pressure technique used to create a decorative, metallic finish to a label design. It literally is a metallic foil which is heated up and transferred onto any label material to add a luxurious finish to part of a label design.

At Labelnet we offer a range of label embellishments which includes hot foiling amongst other decorative finishes to transform any label design.

Who uses hot foil on their labels?

Hot foiling is perfect for giving your product a stylish and high quality look and is used for a number of drinks labels such as whiskey labels, rum labels.

Hot foil label printing is often used to make part of the text stand out or to create a decorative feature across a label to make it look more attractive and add value to a product. Brands who are reaching out to an audience who desire a luxury product will find that adding metallic foils to their labels will attract attention and create a more eye catching finish to their label designs.

For businesses wanting to attract an audience who are looking for ‘high end’ products, hot foiling a label will ooze sophistication and class. A label is a customers first impression and adding metallic foil simply wows a consumer.

Hot Foiled Labels

Hot foiling is a pressure technique used to create a decorative, metallic finish to a label design. It literally is a metallic foil which is heated up and transferred onto any label material to add a luxurious finish to part of a label design.

At Labelnet we offer a range of label embellishments which includes hot foiling amongst other decorative finishes to transform any label design.

Who uses hot foil on their labels?

Hot foil label printing is often used to make part of the text stand out or to create a decorative feature across a label to make it look more attractive and add value to a product. Brands who are reaching out to an audience who desire a luxury product will find that adding metallic foils to their labels will attract attention and create a more eye catching finish to their label designs.

For businesses wanting to attract an audience who are looking for ‘high end’ products, hot foiling a label will ooze sophistication and class. A label is a customers first impression and adding metallic foil simply wows a consumer.

Spirits & Wine

From trendy gin brands to exclusive wines, adding hot foil onto a bottle can really set it apart and attract an audience looking for a luxury drink

Spirits & Wine

Gin
Rum
Whisky
Wine
Champagne

Beer, Ale & Cider

With breweries and microbreweries competing to audiences of all ages and styles, an elegant hot foiled label can reach a unique audience

Beer, Ale & Cider

Beer
Ale
Cider
Lager
Stout

Cosmetics

With a huge demand for cosmetics, standing out is vital. Combining both embossing with hot foiled detailing is a popular choice for cosmetic brands

Cosmetics

Perfume
Skincare
Hair Products
Body Wash
Make-Up

Premium Foods

It's all about the packaging to catch a consumers eye and food brands are increasingly opting for a luxury label finish with 3D embossing to entice their customers

Premium Foods

Cheese & Spreads
Condiments
Meat & Poultry
Snacks
Chilled Foods

Amongst other label embellishments, metallic foils create an eye-catching finish but can also be used in addition to other embellishments such as embossing and screen printing to take any label to the next level.

How does hot foiling actually work?

Hot foil label printing is a premium process which uses a combination of heat and pressure to create a luxurious metallic label. An engraved metal die (plate) is used with your chosen design, heated up and forced firmly against the label material, resulting in the design of the die being transferred onto the material. Our hot foil printed labels come in a wide variety of gold, silver and copper colours; and matt or gloss pigments, so you have various options to decide what type of hot foil labels works best with your design and brand. With a huge rainbow of metallic colours, hot foiling will cater for any product.

To provide maximum protection to the foiled labels, some people opt for lamination finishes to provide a clear film which prevents abrasion to the labels when in transit. We recommend adding this to your hot foil printed labels to ensure they look flawless on the shelf.

Spirits & Wine

From trendy gin brands to exclusive wines, adding hot foil onto a bottle can really set it apart and attract an audience looking for a luxury drink

Spirits & Wine

Gin
Rum
Whisky
Wine
Champagne

Beer, Ale & Cider

With breweries and microbreweries competing to audiences of all ages and styles, an elegant hot foiled label can reach a unique audience

Beer, Ale & Cider

Beer
Ale
Cider
Lager
Stout

Cosmetics

With a huge demand for cosmetics, standing out is vital. Combining both embossing with hot foiled detailing is a popular choice for cosmetic brands

Cosmetics

Perfume
Skincare
Hair Products
Body Wash
Make-Up

Premium Foods

It's all about the packaging to catch a consumers eye and food brands are increasingly opting for a luxury label finish with 3D embossing to entice their customers

Premium Foods

Cheese & Spreads
Condiments
Meat & Poultry
Snacks
Chilled Foods

Amongst other label embellishments, metallic foils create an eye-catching finish but can also be used in addition to other embellishments such as embossing and screen printing to take any label to the next level.

How does hot foiling actually work?

Hot foil label printing is a premium process which uses a combination of heat and pressure to create a luxurious metallic label. An engraved metal die (plate) is used with your chosen design, heated up and forced firmly against the label material, resulting in the design of the die being transferred onto the material. Our hot foil printed labels come in a wide variety of gold, silver and copper colours; and matt or gloss pigments, so you have various options to decide what type of hot foil labels works best with your design and brand. With a huge rainbow of metallic colours, hot foiling will cater for any product.

To provide maximum protection to the foiled labels, some people opt for lamination finishes to provide a clear film which prevents abrasion to the labels when in transit. We recommend adding this to your hot foil printed labels to ensure they look flawless on the shelf.

Can I see some hot foil label samples?

If you would like to see some examples of our hot foiled labels then request a sample pack and note that you would like to see some hot foiled finishes. This is the best way to get some ideas and check out the quality of our label printing before speaking with our team for help with your premium label printing.

Speak with our team about our hot foil label printing

Can I see some hot foil label samples?

If you would like to see some examples of our hot foiled labels then request a sample pack and note that you would like to see some hot foiled finishes. This is the best way to get some ideas and check out the quality of our label printing before speaking with our team for help with your premium label printing.

Speak with our team about our hot foil label printing

Hot Foil Label Printing FAQs

Hot foil label printing is a label printing technique that produces a beautiful metallic finish to labels. Hot foil printing can improve the perceived quality and value of a product at a relatively low cost while creating something really attractive on the shelf.

The process is centuries old, however the modern processes of laying extremely thin foil laid out on rolls in the 1930s has led to the less expensive and less labour-intensive version of the process used today. You can choose from metallic foils which are the most traditional kinds of foils, or you can use pigmented (non-metallic) foils which are opaque or semi-opaque foils in chromatic colours.

Hot foil label printing is ideal if you have a special size or shape requirement for your label and don’t want to pay hundreds for it. Foil adds a luxury feel to a label and so is commonly seen paired with premium materials on luxury food, beverage and cosmetic products.

As hot foil label printing is an inkless process, and the foil is not affected by the label’s base colour, the foil can look incredibly eye catching against a dark or black label. Make your product stand out even more on the shelves with the correct colouring!

You can achieve so many different finishes with hot foil label printing. The traditional metallic options are joined by glass, matt, pearlescent, marbled and even 3D holographic foils.

Multiple coloured foil printing requires multiple runs through the press with a different set of dies. Therefore, if your design has multiple coloured foils, be aware that this may be more expensive than single colour foils.