PRESS PRINTING EXPLAINED
Press printing has been used in many different form since around 1439. Although the mechanism has evolved in many ways, press printing has remained the primary way to print. Both letterpress and foil press methods use a customized metal plate which is used to leave an impression on the paper.
Foil Press Printing
What is foil press printing?
Foil Press Printing, (also known as foil application or stamping) is the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the metallic die.
What is letterpress printing?
Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing sing a printing press, a process by which copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.
FOIL PRESS VS. LETTERPRESS
As you’ll see in the images below, foil press gives the metallic finish while letterpress leaves a matted deeper impression.