Silk Foil technology is used to create a three-dimensional metallized texture that adorns the label of cosmetic products, alcoholic beverages. This technology will always highlight your product on the counter.
Silk Foil technology
The technology of post-printing processing which was called “screen- varnishing printing”. This technology also has other names: “dome gilding”, “dome metallization finish”, Metallicdoming, Embotec, Silk Foil. The process of creating a Silk Foil relief is as follows: a special UV glue is applied to the surface; the precise name of this glue in the technology language is a relief dome-forming adhesive. Then the glue is dried and the image is stamped with foil with special heated silicone plates. The UV glue becomes sticky under the heating and the foil is permanently fixed to the surface.
Silk Foil technology is a good alternative to hot and cold foil printing combined with relief stanping.
Silk Foil benefits:
You have more significant “glossy” effect in comparison with conventional hot stamping, because the foil is fixed on the bulk surface of the glue. Due to the presence of relief, the incident light is reflected at different angles, and it creates an effect of “liquid gold”.
using various screen printing lineatures you can get both large and tall elements as well as very small and thin lines. Many of the visual effects obtained by dome metallization were not possible to create with using the traditional hot stamping method;
the use of domed gilding allows us not to use embossing combined with foil stamping as an additional finish. Such technology provides the possibility to create the effect of volume stamping on polymeric materials, which is not possible to create while using traditional stamping methods;;
cheapening is achieved by the absence of cliches for hot and relief stamping as well as the amount of waste to adjust these processes;
Use Silk Foil when you need:
to get an interesting tactile effect;
to create rellief stamping on polymeric materials;;
a more glossy, “smooth” shine.
Our printing house has all the necessary production equipment for implementing screen varnishing printing technology. Silk Foil is a good alternative to hot and cold foil printing.
It is possible to use several technologies on one label at once: for example, hot or cold stamping and Silk Foil, so it creates an interesting multifaceted effect and the label looks expensive and decent.