Services Spotlight: Foil Stamping

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  • May 20, 2017

If you wanmetallic-platter-234726_1920t to attract more customers and keep them engaged longer, foil stamping might be the perfect solution. In a recent study conducted by The Foil & Specialty Effects Association, researchers found that virtually every type of printed piece can benefit from this versatile and cost effective finishing technique.

In their executive summary, the FSAE concluded that:

“There are clear advantages to foil stamping on packaging, in terms of attracting attention faster and retaining attention on packaging longer than identical packages without foil stamping.”

They went on to say:

“Overall, this pilot experiment clearly indicates that foil stamping on packaging provides real benefits concerning consumer attention on packaging.”

This is why many industries utilize foil stamping for their B2B marketing and packaging. Next time you are in a grocery story, take note of the many products that are using this technique. In marketing, first impressions are key, and a product marketed in a foil-stamped package may have a higher perceived quality and value than one in a standard package. In addition to increasing the perceived value, foil also draws attention, which can make a particular product stand out among a crowd of competition.

Consider the findings of Thales S. Teixeira in his white paper, The Rising Cost of Consumer Attention: Why You Should Care, and What You Can Do about It (Harvard Business School).

Teixeira concludes that:

 “Attention is a necessary ingredient for effective advertising. The market for consumer attention (or “eyeballs”) has become so competitive that attention can be regarded as a currency. The rising cost of this ingredient in the marketplace is causing marketers to waste money on costly attention sources or reduce their investment in promoting their brands. Instead, they should be thinking about how to “buy” cheaper attention and how to use it more effectively.”

Simply put, brands that are successful attract consumers and keep them engaged. Hot foil stamping is a cost effective way to achieve that goal. Over the last twenty-five years, Post Press Specialties has created stunning and effective pieces on a multitude of different stocks and substrates. Shiny gold, silver and other metallic foils are sure to grab attention in even the most crowded retail spaces. Foil stamping will not only help your product stand out, but it will also add a touch of elegance that will appeal to many consumers. We offer a wide selection of foil colors, finishes and effects from which to choose, to help individualize the style of your product packaging.

Over the last two and one half decades we have foil stamped business cards, booklet covers, pocket folders, stationery, holiday cards, invitations, labels, seals and postcards. Call one of the largest binderies in the Midwest, Post Press Specialties at 816-257-1919 and we’ll be happy to discuss your next project. We’ll help you finish what you’ve started.