Foil Stamping With Photopolymers

I have been using photopolymer plates to do hot foil stamping for the last 3 1/2 years on a Heidelberg Windmill 10x15.

It has been a roller coaster ride!

I am very interested in hearing other’s stories about the struggle. Its has been a tough long road but I’ve taught my self a lot and taught some people along the way!

What foil’s did you favor? What would you say was the hardest part? What colors of foil worked best? What stocks did you favor while running?

I attached a motif that I printed on a envelope with gold foil. With a Heidelberg Windmill 10x15

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Hi EJ,

I’ve been wanting to try hotfoil with photopolymer plates.
Would you care to share some details about this subject?

I too am eager to hear more. What do you use for a base?


This is epic.
Details please!

I thought the plate has to get hot to make the image and the foil work.

So is this a cold press way of doing foil work?

Yes, curious to learn more as well. Do you still need a foiling unit?

Have you tried sublamination foils instead?
Use a slicon Die/block (solid square)
anything printed using a laser/toner printer will get foiled as the foil sticks to the toner.
excellent for proofing & quick turnaround jobs
Textile foils normally work as sublamination foils.