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Hot Foiling & The Environment

By June 22, 2022News

Sustainability has, rightly so, moved up the agenda for manufacturers and retailers today. As consumers demand increasingly high standards from the brands they buy from – and governments continue to increase regulation – whether a product is environmentally friendly has become a key issue. With hot foiling, there is a general perception that this isn’t a sustainable product and that it’s not recyclable, but that’s actually not the case. So, if you’re looking for unique and eye-catching packaging, business cards, or invites, the good news is that you can achieve the aesthetic you’re looking for in an environmentally friendly way.

All foil is recyclable

This is a great starting point for hot foiling when it comes to the environment – all the foil that is used in the process can be recycled. Often, the issue arises if you’re using hot foiling with a material that can’t be recyclable or isn’t sustainable. However, pick a recyclable card and you’re good to go where hot foiling and recycling is concerned.

All metals can be recycled.

Depending on your preferred metal use for your blocks whether magnesium or brass you will also get some refund when the metal is returned to the scrap metal merchants, brass, in particular, is yielding a good return currently!

And the company you choose to buy from?

If you’re keen to ensure you minimise the impact you have on the environment, you can choose to work with businesses that have the same priorities. For example, look for a company that is certified Zero Foil 2 Landfill by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), as this means none of the company’s waste will end up in landfills.

Why choose hot foiling?

As well as being environmentally friendly, there are many other reasons why you might choose hot foiling. For example, it’s a great way to communicate luxury and prestige and to ensure that your customers know the quality standards of products. Hot foiling can also be used to make anything stand out, from business cards to packaging, and it can give products significant ‘pick me up’ appeal on the shelves.

Hot foiling is a process that can be environmentally friendly and help any organisation to adhere to sustainability principles. It’s also a great design tool and can be used to create many good looking aesthetics.