Some surfaces do not accept foil well, if at all. Inks and varnishes that contain high percentages of wax, teflon or silicon will prove resistant to the foil’s adhesive. Additionally, stamping over UV or catalytic coatings, lacquers and certain film laminations can be difficult as well. When these applications are required, consult with your stamping supplier. Often it is better to apply the foil first, then the coating or lamination. If possible, supply the stamper with a sample sheet or specify the name and weight of the stock you’ll be using to be assured that the proper foil is ordered.
Your best choices for foil stamping are smooth, coated stocks. If you’re looking for optimum quality, use cast coated paper for your stamping project. The results will be very satisfying. The sheet will reflect light like a mirror and your foil will have a beautiful brilliance.