Foil stamping can be traced back for thousands of years where gold was pounded to decorate coffins. Centuries later, gold was stamped onto leather-bound book covers by machine. The process was refined over time and by the 20th-century gold was replaced with metallic foils to reduce costs of foil stamping.

What is Foil Stamping?

Foil 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 dye.

Foil stamping brings an entirely new layer to a book’s finishing. Choosing the right finish separates your project from the rest whether for luxury or finesse. 

NB Bookbinding offers a wide variety of foil stamping options to make your covers one of a kind.


From white to black, or gold to silver, we offer the widest variety of colors and material finishes availablein the industry. 


Metallic foil construction has a metal-like sheen and is available in different metal shades such as gold, silver, bronze, and copper.


Foil stamping can be used in combination with embossing or debossing to create greater visual impact.


Non-metallic foils consist of an adherence base, a color layer, and a release layer.


Every book is unique. And each cover should be as unique as the stories told within. NB Bookbinding offers a vast array of book finishes to extend your story to the outside world. Each finishing service is provided with the highest quality of production to ensure a lasting finished product.

Die Cutting


Foil Stamping

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