Have you ever wondered what the difference between gold foiling printing and gold digital printing is? It is a question that is often asked. Based on this question, the next question that usually follows is why the costs are usually higher when it comes to gold foiling as opposed to gold digital printing. In this article, the main difference between the two are explained as well as the different applications they can be used on.
Gold foil printing vs Gold printing
Below you can see an example of an Indian wedding card that has been foiled and one that has been digitally printed. The content on both sides of the wedding card is identical.
From the offset, it can be seen that the print on the left side has a beautiful shine to it. As the card is held and moved when in your hands, the foil can be seen on the entire content of the left side of the card. Looking at it from different angles and different lighting perspectives, the gold looks different. It definitely has a luxurious look to it.
The card on the right side has been digitally printed. Generally speaking with digital printing, no matter what angle you look at it, it appears the same. It is often referred to as a ‘flat gold’ print and does not have any of the shine of the gold foil print.
Gold foiled Invitation Cards
Wedding Invitation Cards
Indian Wedding Cards
Indian wedding cards are usually brightly coloured. The use of gold foiling on bright coloured cards (such as Red and Blue) is very popular. CardFusion have a range of invitation cards, which can be foiled in Gold. Also offering a great amount of flexibility, customers can to a certain extent create their own invitation cards. Using CardFusions library of images and symbols,
Wedding Welcome Signs
CardFusion also supply gold foiled Wedding welcome signs. These signs are usually personalised to the couple. They are usually worded ‘Welcome to the Wedding of…’ or ‘Welcome to our wedding’. You can read more about CardFusions Wedding welcome signs by clicking here or you can see the various styles offered by clicking here.
Wedding Seating Charts
Thank You Cards
Gold foiled wall arts look absolutely stunning. There are a diverse number of wall arts categories that can be foiled. These range from religious prints to kitchen wall to motivational quote prints and everything in between.
Limitations of Gold foil printing
One limitation that you would have with gold foil printing in comparison with digital gold printing is not being to have any transparent / watermarked text or images. At CardFusion, we often use watermarks as images in the back of cards. Please see the example below. With gold foiling, this is not possible as the foil is known as a block.
In conclusion, gold foiling adds a level of luxury to any card, not to mention that it looks absolutely stunning. Be sure to have a look at our range of Wall Art and Invitation cards. Both can be customised and foiled according to your requirements.
At CardFusion, we do all of our foiling in-house. As well as gold foiling, we also offer rose gold foiling and holographic foiling.