All about Hot Stamping Process

Hot stamping is a dry printing method of lithography. In this method, the transfer of predefined ink or foils takes place at very high temperature. This is a non-polluting method. It became popular in the 19th century. It is mainly used on plastic and paper. But it is used on other sources as well.  This method was used to apply gold tooling in book printing in the nineteenth century. Later on, it became a popular method for marking plastics.

Why Hot Stamping is Still Popular?

Hot stamping is still a very popular method in diverse industries. Let’s have a look at some reasons behind this fame.

First, this technique is applicable on a variety of substances. The most common substance is plastic.  However, many other materials are also used in the process.  Secondly, it is a dry procedure. So, there are no inks involved in the process.  It means that it is fairly easier to operate a hot stamping machine.

Hot Stamping machine

Next benefit of this technique is that it gives permanent results.  The markings can endure extreme severe situations.  This is one of the most important benefits of this method. It also makes it very popular in the market.

The Procedure

The die is mounted and heated.  The material to be stamped is kept below the die.  A metal or painted roll-leaf carrier is placed between die and material. Then the die is pushed down.  This forms an impression on the material.  The complete procedure is non-polluting in nature.