Foil Blocking, Hot Foil Stamping or Foil Printing.

Add a splash of colour with a foil print or opt for a classic metallic finish for outstanding results. Hand foiled every time for a flawless finish.


What is a foil print?

The process of hot foil printing (sometimes known as foil blocking) is similar to that of debossing, in that it uses a heated brass die and varying pressure and time to brand a design onto the surface of the notebook. However, foil blocking requires much less pressure, with the die making only a very slight impression (if at all) in the cover as it applies the foil. This means that a foil print will not create the same depth as a deboss will, although depending on the product and foil, we may be able to and often do add some depth to the foil print. If it’s the deeper foil effect speak to one of our knowledgeable sales team who will be able to advise you on the best options. Each and every product is individually hand foiled on our early twentieth century presses to ensure a flawless finish every time.

Metallics give a stunning classic look, however having a combination of coloured foil mixed with a deboss creates an interesting tactile and distinct finish.


Foil Colours and finishes

Foils come in various finishes including matt, metallic and gloss to help you make that all important statement just the way you want it. The choice of colours isn’t as broad as the Pantone Library but there are a wide selection available in various finishes. The Founders Factory kraft notebooks, for example, use contrasting colours against the kraft card.


“We have used Noted in Style on a number of occasions – every time we have received beautiful, professional, high quality notebooks. However what really sets Noted in Style apart is the expert guidance you receive on the design itself –  the teams’ advice and ideas were invaluable in ensuring we achieved the best end result. The team are helpful and reliable and I look forward to working together again soon.”


Foil blocking is possible on the majority of our products including gift packaging. Foil printing does not have to be confined to the outside of a product it can be used used on the inside of each notebook to convey additional brand information, or personalise in a way that makes it look like an integral part of the book itself.


We keep all the dies we make on file so when you return for a repeat order you’ll be eligible for a repeat order discount.

Call us today to discuss your requirements for foil printed and customised corporate gifts.