SILK FOIL: innovative gilding and 7 reasons to prefer it to the “classic” type

As with an objet d’art, gilding enhances the value of a book and improves its visibility in bookstores. It is one of the most upscale finishes available. Until recently, the only way to carry out this process was hot stamping, which consists of depositing a metal film on the cover using a block with all the gilding elements to be stamped, a heat source that can reach 200° C and an enormous pressure that can be as much as a ton! Depending on the number of elements to be gilded, the process can be performed in several passes on the [...]