How to Foil

How to Foil






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How to Fuse Foil to Documents:

    Step 1 Turn on your laminator and let it warm up to the appropriate temperature. The temperature for foil fusing will need to be quite high, usually between 250°F-300°F.

    Step 2 While your laminator is warming up to the appropriate temperature, you will need to prepare your document for foiling. Print your document using a copier or laser printer that uses dry toner; wax-based toner will not work.

    Step 3 Cut a piece of foil off the roll in an appropriate size to cover the desired printed area to which you would like to add foil. Place the piece of foil over the printed area, colored side-up, and carefully put the item into a Laminating Pouch Carrier. If the foil moves at this point the foiling process will not be successful so you will need to be careful.

    Step 4 Now that your laminator is warmed up to the correct temperature you will want to take your pouch carrier, with the document and foil in it, and feed it through the laminator. The heat from the pouch laminator will cause the foil to bond to the toner on your sheet and the foil will be transferred.

    Step 4 Once the document comes out of the other side of your laminator, you will need to remove the excess foil and allow the document to completely cool.


Keep in mind that foiling using a pouch lamintor will work better with some paper stocks than others. Additionally, the speed and temperature of your laminator will make a difference in the adhesion. Before foiling your finished documents, be sure and test sample documents at different speeds and temperatures to find the ideal combination.

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