12" x 100' Mirage Holographic Clear-Underlay Laminating Toner Foil with 1/2" Core (1 Roll) #TP-166
• Foil Roll
• Heat Source (Pouch Laminator², Roll Laminator² or Fuser)
• Smooth Paper Stock³ Printed with Dry Toner
|Manufacturer Item #||FM-TP-166-12|
|Design||Mirage Holographic (TP-166)|
|Roll Size||12" x 100'|
|Foil Series||"S" Series|
|Shipping Weight||3 lbs.|
Make your own wedding or party invitations with a subtle shimmer, business cards that really stand-out, wall prints that shine with brilliance, and so much more with mirage holographic foil fusing rolls. These holographic colors offer a gentle shimmery look in a variety of patterns and tones. The transparent underlay has a clear backing, which means you can apply them to a color of toner (for example, blue) and it will show through underneath the foil pattern you choose, adding a colored tone to the pattern. We call this pattern "mirage" because it reminds us of the optical phenomenon of water on the road.
Pair these gorgeous reactive foil fusing rolls with one of our foil fusing machines that works by applying consistent heat and pressure to your printed paper*. The adhesive on the back of the foil is activated by the heat and sticks to the dry toner* that has been printed on the page. Dry toner is typically found in most standard copiers (and some laser printers). Other heat machines, such as pouch laminators, might work for our toner adhesive foiling rolls as well, however, may require more heat testing and adjusting to get a perfect finished print, and they are not guaranteed to work Foiling with holograph foil is a great way to create wedding invitations, awards, craft projects, business cards, letter head or anything else that may benefit from subtle, holographic accents.
What Machines can Foil:
You can use a foil fusing machine to apply consistent heat (to activate the adhesive) and pressure (to ensure a clean and consistent application). Other heat machines, such as pouch laminators, may work as well, however, may require more heat testing and adjusting to get a perfect finished print. Here are some important considerations for various methods of foil fusing:
|Method/Machine||Pouch Laminator||Roll Laminator||Foil Fuser|
|Roll Size||Any Size. Pieces of foil are
cut off the roll before applying.
|Varies on machine width||Varies on machine width|
|Core Size||Any Size. Pieces of foil are
cut off the roll before applying
|Varies on machine core||May vary by machine;
most use a 1" core roll
|Heat||Minimum heat requirement: 300° F
Higher is recommended
Adjustable is recommended
|Minimum heat requirement: 300° F
Higher is recommended
|N/A; Specifically made for foil rolls|
|Speed||Adjustable speed is highly recommended||Adjustable speed is highly recommended||N/A; Specifically made for foil rolls|
How to Foil
The method you use to foil will vary significantly based on the kind of machine you are using; a foil fuser, a roll laminator, or a pouch laminator. We have several blogs and resource posts about foil, including instructions for various methods. Click here and search the word "foil" to browse our foil blogs.
¹ The adhesive on the back of these foil rolls sticks to dry toner only; it will not work with wax based inks from laser printers.
² Compatible pouch laminators require certain features; they must be able to reach at least 300°F, have adjustable speed and temperature settings, be the proper width for your machine. If using a roll laminator, the machine must also have a film rewind feature and a matching core size. Other variables may factor into compatibility. Click here to see a list of laminators tested and approved for foiling. Note that transparent hologram foils may require more heat or more time under heat than other foils.
³ The adhesive applies well to smooth paper stocks of a variety of thicknesses. It does not, however, create a solid/consistent look on textured papers.