Brass Dies for Hot Foil Stamping & Printing
In addition to providing conventional etching, Colourfoil have invested in the future with the installation of the latest, state of the art CNC engraving machinery.
Unlike conventionally etched dies, brass dies are precision machined. The CNC machining process means that the relief depth is not constrained and so greater depth can be achieved in fine detail work to reduce occurrences of foil 'spreading' on the finished item. This also makes our deep cut brass dies ideal for printing onto soft materials such as leather or cloth.
With our impressive machine capacity, we are able to manufacture flat tooling to a very high standard and can offer a same day turnaround when required.
Brass dies are used for many of the same applications as magnesium dies but is usually preferable for longer runs or when more durability is desired. Brass is an excellent heat conductor and retains heat longer than magnesium.
Brass dies can be used in place of copper for most hot stamping applications. The lack of chemical agents used during the manufacture proccess also makes these dies much more ecologically sound than their etched equivalents.
Every brass die is hand finished by our skilled technicians.
We can accept artworks in various formats electronically via email, see our artwork page for more details. We can also accept hardcopy artworks but we do not recommend this as quality will be reduced and there may be extra charges. Please contact our sales team to discuss your requirements and to find out how to transfer your artwork to us. An individual price will be given for each job based on the materials & complexity.
Colourfoil also manufacture etched magnesium dies for small print runs or when a faster turn-around is required. See our magnesium dies page for more details.