Q: Can I get a sample? A: Yes, we are happy to assist with foil testing before you buy a full roll. There are two ways that we can do foil samples for you: (1) we can send you a piece of foil for you to test with your machines, or (2) you can send us a sample of your printed sheet and we can test with the professional equipment in our demo room. Just give us a call at (866)537-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I foil multiple colors on the same page? A: If you are using a pouch laminator to foil, then the answer is yes! You have total control over where the foil lies on your sheet, so you can use as many or as few colors as you would like by just cutting the pieces and placing them on the toner. If using a foil fuser or roll laminator, you would want to print your first toner, run it with color number 1, then add your second toner and run it with foil number 2.
Q: What is the best paper for foiling? A: The best paper stock for foil fusing is going to be a smooth and uncoated sheet. Textured paper with mountains and valleys won't allow the foil to properly adhere in the crevices, but some very lightly textured pages might work. Coatings like gloss will resist foil, and may not get a completely foiled finish.
Q: What is the smallest font size foil will stick to? A: We've tested text as small as 6pt using metallic foils with a nice, solid adhesion. Anything smaller than that generally does not have enough toner saturation to attract the foil.
Q: Can I make stickers with foil? A: Yes, we have many customers who use our foil with their sticker papers to make metallic stickers. Just make sure the sticker paper is smooth and uncoated for the best adhesion.
Q: Will your foils work with Minc machines? A: Yes, thermal toner foils will work with nearly any heat source, including the Minc machines (which are essentially little laminators). With our experience, Minc machines do not reach a hot enough temperature to work with all foils, and without an adjustable speed or heat, the finish may not always be perfect. That is why we actually recommend using a foiling laminator instead.