Detailed & embossed metallics

API's laminates and foils designed for sophisticated pack solutions

API’s laminates and foils offer exceptional solutions for brands requiring the best possible results for fine detail and embossed work.

Our stamping foil gives the best, most reflective finish of all coating processes and is also the most versatile for use on different materials and substrates. The reason is as much to do with the method of application as the foil itself, as heat and pressure used to stamp the foil simultaneously irons out any unevenness and roughness in the surface of the substrate.

Like a mirror, hot stamping foils employ a thin layer of metal behind a refractive medium (a thin layer of lacquer). Brightness and opacity are therefore free from the variability which affects metallic printing inks caused by changes in coat weight and distribution of metallic pigment within the resin system.

For greater visual impact, hot stamping can be combined in a single step with profiled or deep embossing, achieving a perfect registration and avoiding the on-cost of an separate embossing stage.

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