What is holographic foil?
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Written by Corey Thompson
Updated over a week ago

Holographic foil is made in the same way as any other metallic foil but includes an embossed pattern that diffracts the light and shows the colors of the spectrum at different angles. There are many patterns and colors for Holographic Foil ranging from dots, squares, cracked ice, rainbow, pillars of light, snowflakes, and swirls. Some of the more popular ones include Holographic Rainbow, Holographic Sparkle, Holographic Cracked Ice, Holographic Hyperplaid, and Holographic Faceted Spin, Holographic foils were first introduced as an anti-counterfeiting feature on documents, plastic ID cards, event tickets, etc.


Important Artwork Notice!

Follow Prepared Instructions. Please prepare CMYK File with all design areas that do not have a holographic foil finish. You MUST include a 100% Black Foil Mask of your design elements to be printed with Rainbow Holographic Silver or Gold.

Only one foil color is available per card design, whether you print on the front, back, or both sides.

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