Cold Foils

Fast and Sustainable

Fast setup, no up-front tooling or dies, quick turnaround, superior brightness, limitless color possibilities, efficient for both short and long print runs, registration control, in-line and in-house; cold foils offer differentiation to printers and to brands.

With a wide range of metallic effects, ITW Cold Foils provide an even broader portfolio of finishing options. In addition to our ICF Series for offset printing, there is the CFR Series for rotary which was specifically formulated for the thru-cure wet lamination process. A key advantage to ITW Cold Foils is the ability to be flexo, screen and offset overprinted by both UV and conventional inks.

For more cold foil information, refer to the Cold Foil Academy.

Cold Foils Features & Benefits
  • Highly Printable Foils
  • Full and Heavy Coverage
  • Fine Details and Halftones
  • High-Speed Application
  • Press-Perfect Registration
  • Bright Reflective Surface
  • Silver Cold Foils
  • Gold Cold Foils
  • Diffraction Cold Foils
  • Custom Holographic Foils*
  • Custom Cold Foil Colors*

*customization is available for high volume jobs; inquire here

ICF Series Cold Foils for Sheetfed Offset Printing

The CFS Series offset cold foil was specifically formulated for offset printing processes using cold foil transfer in-line to replace the need for off-line hot foil stamping. Any color can be reproduced through over printing on CFS Series silver foil.

CFR Series Cold Foils for Rotary Flexographic Printing

The CFR Series for rotary was specifically formulated for the thru-cure wet lamination process and can be overprinted by both UV and conventional inks and lacquers. The CFR Series allows the printer to maintain existing press speeds.

Contact us for more details.



  • Flexography
  • Offset: Web-fed
  • Offset: Sheet-fed


Application Order

  • Under Inks
  • Under Laminate Coatings
  • Under Varnish

Compatibile Inks

  • Conventional Inks
  • UV Inks

Substrate Compatibility:

  • Clear Label
  • Wet Label
  • Coated Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Film
  • Heat Sensitive Material
  • Plastic
  • Shrink Film  
Printer / Converter Benefits
  • On-press application at normal press speeds
  • Press-perfect registration control
  • Fast setup with  no up-front tooling or dies
  • Efficient for both short and long print runs
  • Limited operator training necessary
  • Minimal investment for new market entry — existing presses can be retrofitted with cold foil modules
  • Increased economies with "foil save" features available with certain equipment
  • Outstanding post-press flatness — process does not deform the substrate
Designer Benefits
  • Infinite spectrum of color possibilities by overprinting silver cold foil
  • Opportunity for a broader array of applications due to efficiencies
  • Retain the texture of substrates, as cold foil requires little pressure
  • Flexibility to produce large, solid areas with fine detail, halftones, small fonts, and knockouts
  • Professional differentiation with the ability to provide cost-efficient value-added print
Brand Owner Benefits
  • Cost savings and faster speed to market — no metal dies, post-press foil application, or outsourcing
  • Expanded sales and marketing opportunities — any run length possible
  • Can pair nicely with UV Casting for a simulated holographic substrate
  • No need to sacrifice sustainability for shine — cold foiled products are biodegradable and can be recycled using conventional techniques
  • Book Publishing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Cosmetics
  • Direct Mail
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment Media
  • Fashion
  • Food and Beverage
  • Greeting Cards
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Publishing
  • Stationery
  • Tobacco
  • Toys
  • Sporting Goods
  • Security
  • Wine & Spirits
Typical Uses
  • Bags
  • Book Wraps
  • Clear Labels
  • Decorative Wrap
  • Direct Mail
  • Folding Cartons
  • Greeting Cards
  • Hang Tags
  • Labels
  • POP Displays
  • Print Collateral
  • Rigid Packaging
  • Set-Up Boxes
  • Stickers
  • Trading Cards