Add brilliance to your documents with Toner Adhesion Foiling. Fuser Foil adheres to the dry toner used in most black and white copiers and laser printers. Applying foil adds brilliant metallic colored foil to black and white toner copies or printed documents. Foiling applications are 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 that could benefit from bright metallic color accents.
What is foil fusing? - Foil fusing is a process where foil is bonded to a toner image area that was created using either a laser printer or a copy machine. Foil fusing does not require any type of die. Laser printer and/or copy machine toner is used to bond the foil to the paper. There is no make ready or other special skills required to produce foil fusing.
Foil fusing only requires that the foil width be slightly wider than the toner image area to be foil fused. Using foil cut slightly wider than the image area, plus the ability to run sheets portrait or landscape helps to minimize foil waste and expense. The maximum paper thickness for foil fusing is based on the maximum sheet thickness you can run on your laser printer/copy machine.
How to apply foil - There are 2 ways to apply the foil.
First, the Thermotype FT-10 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.
Second, you can apply foil using any heated roller pouch laminator. Simply cut the foil out to the size you want to apply foil on your paper sheet, placing the foil over the desired location, inserting the paper and foil into a carrier and the running it through the pouch laminator.