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How does Foil Printing Work?

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At Lanes, we use a new technology for foil printing, called sleeking. Sleeking is a digital print finishing method that allows us to transfer an image that specifically bonds to digital inks, creating dynamic special effects and designs.

Sleeking creates a very similar look and feel to traditional foil printing; however, it is much easier to use and is cheaper to produce. Sleeking technology can create unique finishes including gloss and matte, a metallic background like gold and silver and simply stunning holographic impressions. Ultimately, your wedding stationery, menus, certificates and greeting card designs can be taken to a whole new level.

Sleeking is a very simple process, meaning we can create digital prints that make a huge impact at a fraction of the cost of traditional foiling methods. Sleeking also allows us to create small and large jobs with ease, meaning there is no need for minimum order quantities. Traditional block foiling meant that personalisation was often expensive, but sleeking allows our creativity to take control and gives designs the wow-factor.

What can Sleeking be used on?

Sleeking techniques can be used on most printing items including:

  • Greeting cards
  • Business cards
  • Occasion invitations
  • Wedding stationery
  • Business documents
  • Calendars
  • Certificates
  • Leaflets/brochures
  • Restaurant Menus

And many more!

How does Sleeking work?

The digital foil used in sleeking adheres to the digital dry toner in the ink. If you print a full page in ink, you will get a solid foiled print. If you print out text, the foil will adhere to the text. Sleeking means there is no need for specialty UV finishing methods and it also doesn’t need laminating!

If you’re looking for a luxurious look and feel to accentuate your designs, we can help. Here at Lanes Printers, we offer gold, silver, bronze, holographic and a range of coloured foils. For more information, you can get in touch with the team today by giving us a call on 01843 861314 or via our contact page.

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