Foil Stamping Explained

This W*ink Wednesday we're going to discuss one of our favorite printing methods of all time: foil stamping. Also called foil embossing or hot foil stamping, this method uses a custom created metal die and heat to press or stamp foil into the substrate or paper. The use of a die makes it similar to letterpress, but the cost of the die and the foil typically make this option slightly more expensive than letterpress, but not always.

There are many varieties of foil, and not all of them are metallic. In fact, some of or favorite creations utilize matte foils. We created the incredibly chic and unique foil stamped wedding invitation at the top left with a soft matte black foil stamped onto black paper to create a tone-on-tone effect. You can see a version in tone-on-tone white foil stamping that we created for our W*ink business cards in the second picture down on the right (second card). There's even a clear foil option which will render something like the second picture down on the left. Gold foil, as shown on the bottom four photos and on the top right photo of a foil stamped invitation suite we created for a Marie Antoinette-inspired wedding, instantly lends an air of luxury to any design.

We would be delighted to discuss foil stamping as an option for your event. Many of the designs we carry in W*ink can be foil stamped. We are also available to create a custom design just for you.

Images, from top left: Capriotti black tone-on-tone wedding invitation, Rachel Wiles for Benign Objects/W*ink; Marie Antoinette-inspired wedding suite, Rachel Wiles for Benign Objects/W*ink; W*Ink business cards, Rachel Wiles for Benign Objects/W*ink; "Un.titled" stationery system designed by Andrew Townsend ; "Shine" by Dauphine Press (carried in-store at W*ink); ikat gold-lined envelope and gold and blue invite by the Lettered Olive ; Fox & Flyte, via

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Norman Rockwell Styles: I

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle during the holidays we've put together a little "design board" inspired by American painter Norman Rockwell's illustrations. We'd like to think this board tells a little Thanksgiving story that could easily translate into one of our bridal looks. Mixing blush, berry and coppery tones with just a touch of green keeps things fresh yet festive. We love the 1950's peplum that is trending in bridal and cocktail this season. Pair it with a mixture of old and new accessories with just the right touch of bling and we have a "cornucopia of style", if you will.

bridal gown- Olia Zavozina available at Finery
vintage petal hat and gloves at Finery
horsehair fascinator- Sara Gabriel available at Finery
bow tie- Forage available at Finery
coral branch earrings - sarah richey

Jean-Michel Cazabat Shoes - saks fifth ave

flower girl dress - etsy
bouquet - Boutique in Bloom
table/chairs/coke images - greenweddingshoes
escort leaves - marthastewartweddings
lights and candles - pinterest
board - cedarwoodweddings
koozie - etsy
whiskey - forwhiskeylovers
bride and groom pic - greenweddingshoes
socks - j. crew Pin It