Here at Spink and Thackray we use traditional foil blocking methods to add custom designs onto our books, presentation boxes, menus, bags, wallets and many other items.

The foil blocking process works by heating up individual pieces of metal type or a metal die (You will likely hear us referring to them as ‘Blocks’! ). Pressure is then applied onto the foil which bonds it to the material.

Unlike foil printers which may only skim the surface, our foiled products not only give you a beautifully foiled design, but also leave an embossed impression. This additional tactile element immediately gives any item we block not just the look but the feel of quality.


The foil blocking process