Foil Blocking

Our three dedicated hot foil blocking facilities provide the most comprehensive range of foiling services to many of the large printers and packaging companies in the UK and Ireland.

We offer a wide range of machinery operated by a very experienced and dedicated workforce. We understand the demands and pressures of our customers and this helps us ensure that jobs we deliver are to the exacting quality standards required and of course, delivered back when the job is needed.

No job is too large or small, be it a business card or large format flat sheets, such as branded packaging, pharmaceutical packaging or magazine covers.

Foil blocking is the process of printing aluminium foil effects onto paper or board by a combination of heat, dwell time and pressure.

In essence, to add a foiled image we just need:

  1. A die of the image to be stamped (see more about different die types here)
  2. Foil in the colour to be applied (see foil types here)
  3. The substrate
  4. A machine to apply the foiled image
  5. A dedicated machine operator
  6. Make ready materials and foiling consumables (available at
What are main advantages of using us for your foiling requirements?

We are based in the UK with branches in Ipswich, Manchester and Nottingham but we use an extensive range of couriers enabling us to reach from the northern reaches of Scotland, throughout the UK, all over London, and down to the western most point of Cornwall.

All members of the Blockfoil Group take great pride in our reputation.

“For us, it is not a job…it is a way of life”

Take a look at some of our prestigious projects in our gallery

External links:
Foil Stamping – Wikipedia