Everything you need to know about Foiling

Make your documents shimmer & shine, with Toner Adhesive Foil Fusing! Foil Fusing can help to give your printed pieces an elegant and professional look that isn’t available through standard printing techniques. Easily hot foil business cards, invitations, certificates, awards, greeting cards and more. With multiple foiling methods, you can create custom foiled documents for personal, or high production use.

Add brilliance to your documents with Toner Adhesion Foiling! Special toner adhesion foil is available in a wide variety of colors & designs. The adhesive on the foil only sticks to the dry toner used in most black and white copiers and laser printers, so you can add select foil to portions of your document. There are 2 ways to apply the foil. First, the Fuser 1200 is a dedicated foiling machine. It uses rolls of foil and applies them with a heated roller similar to the way a laminator applies laminating film. However, the foil only sticks to where there is dry toner. The Fuser 1200 is great for high-production output. Second, you can apply foil using a pouch laminator by cutting a piece of the foil off of the roll, placing the foil over the desired location, inserting the paper and foil into a laminating pouch carrier and the running it through the pouch laminator. Applying foil in this manner applies brilliant metallic color foil to black and white toner copied or printed documents. The foiling application is very popular for wedding or other invitations, award certificates, creating borders for craft projects, adding pizzazz to business cards or letter head, and anything else which would benefit from bright metallic color.

Foiling Using a Pouch Laminator:

Applying foil to your special documents can now easily be done at home or in the office. Foil can be adhered to applications by using specific models of pouch laminators. Binding101.com offers a variety of pouch laminators ranging from 4" up to 13" wide. For foiling at home or in the office, use the instructions below to help you get started.

You Will Need:

  • A pouch laminator with variable heat and speed settings. Must be able to reach a temperature range of 250°-300° F & be able to handle 10 Mil Pouches.
  • A laser printer or photocopier that uses toner, and not wax based ink, (the foil will not adhere to waxed based inks)
  • A roll of toner receptive foil
  • A pair of scissors
  • A laminating protective pouch carrier

Laminator Foiling Steps:

  • Warm up your laminator. The temperature for foil fusing will need to be quite high (usually between 250°-300° F).
  • While your laminator is warming up to the appropriate temperature, you will need to prepare your document for foiling.
    • Print your document for foiling using a copier or laser printer.
    • Cut a piece of foil off the roll in the appropriate length and width.
    • Place the piece of foil over the printed area where you want to add foil and carefully put the item into a laminating pouch carrier. If the foil moves at this point the foiling process will not be successful so you will need to be careful.
  • Now that you laminator is warmed up to the correct temperature you will want to take your pouch carrier with the document and foil in it, and feed it through the laminator. The heat from the pouch laminator will cause the foil to bond to the toner on your sheet and the foil will be transferred.
  • Once the document comes out of the other side of your laminator, you will need to remove the excess foil and allow the document to cool.

Foiling using a Foil Fusing Machine:

FT-10 Foil Fuser

Using a Foil Fuser Machine to transfer metallic foil to documents makes the process extremely simple and automated. Foil Fusers allow the user to use full rolls of foil instead of feeding individual cut sheets. If large jobs are in the schedule, Foil Fusers will greatly reduce the cost of foil and labor. They are easy to use & require no special training. They allow inexperienced operators to produce expert-looking projects in just minutes.

You Will Need:

  • A Foil Fusing Machine compatible with our Toner Receptive Foil
  • A laser printer or photocopier that uses toner, and not wax based ink, (the foil will not adhere to waxed based inks)
  • A roll of Toner Receptive Foil

If you have any questions or are interested in Toner Adhesion Foiling, visit Binding101. We have great pricing on a full line of Foil Fusing Machines & Supplies, and we offer free shipping over $101!

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3 Comments
  1. Vincent oraegbu
    March 7, 2016 at 06:51
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    How much is the machine and can I buy is and get the materials available

    • February 22, 2017 at 17:58
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      Hello! Sorry for the delay (we had technical problems keeping us out of comments). Please feel free to call us at 866-537-2244 for assistance, or you can email info@buy101.com. Thank you, and sorry again for the delay! -Buy101 Team

  2. January 19, 2017 at 06:03
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