What to call the foiling process…

There can be a bit of confusion as to what to call the process of printing foil onto a substrate so hopefully this will clear a few things up. Continue reading

Hot Foil Blocking vs Cold Foil Blocking

There’s much debate over whether the greatest benefits come from using hot foil or cold foil. Obviously we’re biased but hopefully this page can help make your mind up for you.

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Enhance Your Print & Packaging with Effects

As much as we love it, print finishing shouldn’t just be about flat foiling. That’s why we’ve got several other effects available to help improve the look and feel of your print and packaging. But what are they?

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Packaging Innovations 2018

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Once again, Blockfoil exhibited at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham on Wednesday February 28th and Thursday March 1st.

Find out how we managed to stay standing under adverse weather conditions. Continue reading

Blockfoil Obtain Zero 2 Landfill Accreditation

Blockfoil has recently received Zero Foil 2 Landfill accreditation from BPIF Labels and Prismm Environmental.

Read what that means for Blockfoil and our customers.

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Hot Foil Blocking Carries Superb Environmental Credentials

Believe it not, Aluminium is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is well tolerated by plants and animals, so you’ll be pleased to know that the metallic finishes created by Blockfoil use Aluminium Foil only.

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Trade Foilers since 1981

Our sites are in Ipswich, Manchester and Nottingham have a huge array of foiling presses. Find out which machines and what they foil.

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Blockfoil conquer Snowdon!

On Monday 15th June 2015 Blockfoil employees set off for the peak of Mount Snowdon in their attempt to conquer the highest mountain in Wales. Continue reading