Foil Blocking

Foil Blocking

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

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

No job is too large or small, be it a business card or large format.

Foil Blocking (or hot foiling) is the name for the process of printing aluminium foil effects onto paper or board by a combination of heat, dwell time and pressure.

To add a foiled image you require:

  • A die of the image to be stamped
  • Foil in the colour to be applied
  • A machine to apply the foiled image
  • Make ready materials and foiling consumables (available at

Frequently Asked Questions
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Some of the advantages over our competitors include:

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

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.

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

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