Gold and Silver Foil Title Blocking
We provide gold foil titling within the current range of our brass lettering sets. We work with only brass lettering for crispness and clarity of print. Please inquire if you would like to have your own logo or lettering set specially made for bespoke bindings or Artist Editions.
Gold and silver titling is created by a hot press using typeface to transfer the foil image onto the material. Each letter and space is set by hand and locked into a frame for printing. The frame is then set into a temperature controlled press and registered to the correct alignment for printing. Once the title is tested, the material is placed onto the bed, metallic foil sheet inserted and the arm is pulled down to create a layer of gold or silver foil. Several layers are applied to create a title.
Unlike sending a document from a computer to a printer, metallic foil blocking requires a typeface form created individually by hand for each title regardless of how many volumes are being made. For a single volume this can require considerable time if text is needed for both covers and spine.