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New guide to hot stamping and cold foil transfer is available

October 24, 2011

Stamping foil manufacturer Kurz presents a universal guide both for specialists and novices in the foil application field.

Anyone searching for in-depth information on the print finishing technologies of hot stamping and cold foil transfer can find it in a new book: Hot Stamping and Cold Foil Transfer – A Comprehensive Guide for the Graphics Industry, published by Kurz, a stamping foil manufacturer based in Fürth, Germany. The book is intended to serve as a reference for practitioners as well as a guide for novices. It contains not only technical tips for processors, printers and production managers, but also content that will be useful for designers and marketers.

The hot stamping section elaborates on the history, manufacture and applications of stamping foils, including a discussion of the use of foils for brand name protection and brand decoration. It gives a comprehensive run-through of all aspects of this finishing technology, from the selection of the design, creation of the die templates, machine setup and makeready work, right through to selection of the correct foil grade.

The content relating to the cold foil transfer process includes design guidelines and instructions for artwork preparation, as well as information on the use of cold foils in narrow web and sheetfed printing processes. The transfer techniques employed in both process variants are explained, and a variety of machine systems, suitable substrates and adhesives are presented. A chapter on the UV casting decoration process rounds off this content.

Hot Stamping and Cold Foil Transfer contains lavish illustrations that show applications of the foil transfer technologies in various designs, some in close-up perspective, that explore the aesthetics of decoration.

The book can be purchased directly from Kurz for €39 excluding VAT, including shipping. To order a copy, call +49-911-7141-689 or email

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