Clear Foil

We stock an excellent, cost-effective alternative to Spot UV called clear foil (or transparent foil). This clear foil can be used to highlight a specific area of print to make it stand out from the page, or it can be combined with embossing to create a stunning gloss emboss.

What benefits does clear foil hold over a Spot UV varnish?

  • Cost-effective alternative to Spot UV
  • Foiling dies can be used time and time again
  • Offers excellent clarity
  • Gives an equally stunning finish to Spot UV
  • Unlike Spot UV, clear foil works perfectly on uncoated stock
  • Available in high gloss, matt finish and holotrans

The gloss and matt finishes are similar to other foils, instead of course for the fact they are transparent. Holotrans foil on the other hand is a glossy, reflective clear foil best used when foiling over existing print to make the image or text ‘jump off the page’.

Issues have arisen in the past when using Spot UV on UNCOATED stock, whereby ‘cracking’ occurs – our clear foil is the perfect solution for this issue. Another issue with Spot UV is how brittle is can become over folds or creases on a page – the only way to solve this is to laminate the whole substrate first which becomes an added cost.

Are you looking to purchase a roll of clear foil for your own use? Check out our trade partner in consumables Profoil Systems.

Click here for a list of other hot foils available from Blockfoil.