ITW Hot Foil Grades

ITW Foils provides an array of formulations to meet the challenges of all your application needs: Fine Details, Heavy Coverage, Sharp Clarity, High Gloss, High Opacity, Dimensionality, Embossability, Wide range of colors, Reflective Surface, Holographic Foil Patterns, Custom Foil Patterns, Transparent Foil Patterns, Clear Foils, Silk + Gloss Finishes, Recyclabilty.

For details, refer to the series listed below:

DS Series

The DS Series is the ultimate choice for wine labels; formulated to provide outstanding brilliance for fine line to medium coverage in both sheet fed and rotary stamping applications. The DS Series excels in high speed, low temperature applications, offering easy release on both coated and dry, textured stocks to produce clean and sharp impressions.

  • Exceptional brilliance 
  • Fine line to medium coverage 
  • High speed release 
  • Over-stampable 
  • Will over-stamp most coatings and inks 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated, dry to very dry stocks, heavily textured stocks 
  • Excels on wine label stock 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Bright and satin golds and silvers
DX Series

The DX Series also a great choice for wine labels, has all of the outstanding properties of DS plus it brilliantly accepts over-printing of UV cured inks in both sheet fed and rotary stamping applications. The DX Series excels in high speed, low temperature applications, offering easy release on both coated and dry, textured stocks to produce clean and sharp impressions.

  • Exceptional brilliance 
  • Over-printable with UV inks—flexo, screen, offset and letterpress
  • Fine line to medium coverage 
  • High speed release 
  • Over-stampable 
  • Will over-stamp most coatings and inks 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated, dry to very dry stocks, heavily textured stocks 
  • Excels on wine label stock 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Bright and satin golds and silvers
FX Series

FX Series is fast, fine and friendly to over-printing, formulated as a fine line foil to accept UV cured inks in both rotary and sheet-fed stamping applications. Its strong topcoat offers a highly print receptive surface that enhances the adhesion properties of UV inks when overprinted by flexo, screen, letterpress and offset printing processes. The FX Series is also receptive to conventional inks. While it should be standard practice that any foil is tested with the inks that will be used in production, the FX Series has proven to be a highly effective solution for the process.

  • Fine to medium coverage 
  • Over-printable with UV inks—flexo, screen, offset and letterpress 
  • High speed release 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated and uncoated paper and film stocks 
  • Ideal choice for prime labels, including health and beauty and beverage 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Select golds and silvers
UX Series

The UX Series has the excellent printing and adhesion properties of FX but is better suited to medium and heavy coverage. Formulated with the specific intention of accepting over-printing with UV cured inks, the product’s unique topcoat creates the ideal surface for this difficult application. The UX Series is also receptive to conventional inks. While it should be standard practice that any foil be tested with the inks that will be used in production, the UX Series has proven to be a highly effective solution for the process.

  • Medium to heavy coverage 
  • Over-printable with UV inks—flexo, screen, offset and letterpress 
  • Strong abrasion resistance 
  • Suitable for both sheet-fed and rotary stamping 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated and uncoated paper and film stocks 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Select golds and silvers 
OG Series

The OG Series is a highly versatile, general purpose foil that offers fine/medium to medium/broad coverage on a variety of substrates. It is ideally suited for low temperature, low pressure, high speed applications requiring easy release and sharp definition.

  • Extremely versatile 
  • High speed release 
  • Strong abrasion resistance 
  • Good heat resistance 
  • Over-stampable 
  • Both sheet-fed and rotary stamping 
  • Compatible stamping onto many inks, coatings and varnishes 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated and uncoated paper and film stocks 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Wide variety of golds and silvers
OF Series

The OF Series offers similar characteristics as the OG Series though it is formulated for very fine to medium coverage. The OF Series is a primary foil for the packaging and folding carton market which requires extremely clean detail and high production speeds. This series is designed for fine line graphics and minimal dusting.

  • Very fine definition 
  • High speed release 
  • Strong abrasion resistance 
  • Primarily for sheet-fed presses 
  • Compatible stamping onto many inks, coatings and varnishes 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated and uncoated paper and film stocks
  • STANDARD SHADES: Select golds and silvers
GC Plus Series

The GC Plus Series covers the broadest range of applications in the greeting card, social stationery and graphic finishing markets. This product offers coverage ranging from fine/medium to heavy combination stamping. Its low melt point allows for easy set-up, sharp definition and high speeds.

  • Fine to heavy coverage 
  • Excellent embossing properties 
  • Strong abrasion resistance 
  • High speed release 
  • Over-stampable 
  • Compatible with many inks, coatings and varnishes 
  • Adhesion to a variety of coated and uncoated paper and film stocks 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Wide variety of golds, silvers and metallic colors
LI Pearl Series

The LI Pearl Series is a non-metallized hot stamping foil that has a unique pearlescent appearance. Is well suited for embossed applications on dry stock. An ideal choice for today’s contemporary designs utilizing multi-level dies.

  • Formulated for medium to broad coverage in sheet fed applications 
  • Provides a translucent pearlescent sheen 
  • Over-stampable 
  • Adhesion to a variety of dry, uncoated card stock, and coated stocks 
  • STANDARD SHADES: White and Cream (Off-white)
Diffraction Foils

Diffraction Foils are available in a wide range of stock and custom holographic foil patterns and are an effective image enhancement tool in applications such as folding cartons, greeting cards, brochures, labels and promotional pieces. ITW Foils custom capabilities set a new industry standard.

“A” SERIES:

  • Fine to medium coverage on smooth stock 
  • Over-printable with UV inks 
  • Strong abrasion resistance 

“B” SERIES:

  • Designed for medium to large graphics 
  • Easy release for greeting card industry 
  • Well suited for deep embossing applications 
  • High heat resistance on uncoated stocks 
  • Enhanced image retention 
  • STANDARD SHADES: Select colors, silver and gold
Seamless Diffraction Foils

Seamless Diffraction Foils completely eliminate the shim line found in other holographic foils. Principle applications are packaging, folding cartons, pressure sensitive labels and publishing.

  • Wide web capabilities to meet market needs with minimal off cuts 
  • Longer length master rolls to ensure product consistency with minimal splices 
  • Wide web capabilities for hot and cold foil markets 
  • Uniform roll conformity due to the unique low pressure technology
  • Allows for unique chemistries that match the graphic art designers’ needs for innovative coatings, inks, and stamping designs 
  • Over-printable chemistry that meets today’s demanding needs 
  • Available in virtually all roll dimensions 
  • Eliminates the need for eye mark (registration) 
  • STANDARD PATTERNS: Laser and the most popular patterns in the graphic art industry are available with the seamless process

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