Hot/Cold Foil

Foil Stamping

Foil stamping via a flat die is the best way to get maximum impact out of metallic elements on your label. Foil dies are engraved or etched with a design called out in an art file. When selecting which elements to foil, consider line weights of text or small graphics and content that changes every year, requiring a new die (i.e. vintages, alcohol percentage).

We offer expert guidance on foil color and sheen selection, combining foiling with embossing, base label paper selection, and applying protective varnishes.

Direct Print on Metallic Silver Stock

Direct printing on metallic silver substrates is an effective way to create a foil stamping aesthetic on labels. A tinted translucent ink is used to create a metallic look in virtually any colour. This foil alternative offers a less expensive option, since no dies need to be purchased.

Metallic Flexo Inks

Metallic inks can be used alone or in combination with foil stamping. These inks are available in virtually any colour and, though the ink is not as shiny as an actual foil, it’s a great alternative. Often, customers will foil stamp a graphic on their label and add detail to the foiled image by applying metallic ink over the foiled area.



Applying embossing to labels is the art of pushing or punching specified elements on the label base stock as high up as the paper fibers will allow. Conversely, applying debossing to labels is the art of pushing specified elements of the base stock down as far as possible, without compromising the label liner. When combined, hot stamping & embossing create a high-end look and feel that is unmatched. The best results demand the right equipment, processes, care, and expertise — all of which you can count on our team of experts to deliver.

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Spot Varnishing

High Build via Screen Printing

High Build can be created via a silkscreen technology process. The process delivers a highly-viscous clear liquid precisely to areas predetermined in the graphics file. The liquid coating is immediately cured and hardened by UV light.

High Build via UV Varnish + Embossing

High Build can also be achieved by combining UV varnish and embossing to the same specified area. The liquid varnish can be gloss, satin, or matte. An advantage of this approach is that the raised (or embossed) area can be higher or more pronounced than a silkscreen high build. This is a great option to enhance the overall appeal of your label, while drawing attention to specific elements.

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Grains & Textures

Paper Textures

Label paper textures, also referred to as grains or patterns, enhance a label design. There's a wide variety of textures and patterns from linens, parchments, and cross-hatch patterns, to horizontal lines, random indentations, and felts. The availability of textures beyond these must be created by the label printing service provider.

Digital Textures

We deliver a broad range of custom, proprietary paper textures. Our unique capability allows us to print an endless scope of digitally textured labels just by using the high opacity white ink without the need to invest in expensive textured substrates.

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Specialty Inks


Thermochromic ink changes colour when exposed to different temperatures. It’s often used by brands as a visual cue to let customers know when a product is cold or hot. Thermochromic ink can be applied via flexo and silk screen printing technologies.


Photochromic ink changes colour when exposed to sunlight. The ink can be applied via flexo and silk screen printing presses.

Security/Black Light

Ink activated by black light can serve multiple functions - from fun promotions to security uses. Promote your brand at bars and nightclubs by creating a design that activates under black light and grabs attention. Black light ink can also be used as an economical security feature by including hidden designs on your labels that can only by illuminated by black light. Colour options include blue, red, and yellow/green and can be applied via flexo and screen printing.

Glow in the Dark

Glow in the dark ink illuminates after being charged by indoor lighting. The strength of the glow is dependent on how much ink is applied to the label via screen or flexo printing technologies.

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Variable Data

Variable Data is made possible by the digital printing process because it treats each label as a unique graphic. We enable our clients to "personalize" each label with unique numbers, codes and/or unique graphics (images). Promote your product with limited-edition serial numbering of specific lots in order to depict exclusivity. Change your label graphics to represent different regions, demographic or interest affiliations, and special seasonal products. The deeper a prospective consumer identifies with your product, the more likely they will purchase it and retain loyalty to your brand.

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Brand Security

Variable Data Printing (VDP)

Because each label or unit can be printed independently, you can have a unique number, alphanumeric code, bar code, or image in each label. All can be printed overtly or covertly, combining an overt security feature with the allure of exclusivity.

Ventricular Watermarking

Viewed through UV material (film), the printed images become visible and can display movement generated by differing viewing angles.

Micro Text

Digital printing can produce text or code that can only be detected if the viewer is notified of its existence. This micro text can only be read via a detection aid (loop, magnifier). Unique micro text can be applied to each label or a specified number of labels.