I have been getting a lot of questions about what supplies I use and how to make foil prints! I thought it would make way more sense to make a list of supplies to have in one spot so you know exactly what I use. Click on the links in grey or the photos to see more.
Laser Printer (foil will not stick to ink jet black – I tried.)
This is the same one recommended by Heidi Swapp, it works great!
Yes, other laminators are less expensive, but this was designed especially for foiling and works great. Invest in the right products if you want perfect prints! Plus, this one is on sale right now!! I think I paid $150…And it comes with transfer folders and tags to test out.
And of course my fav color foil, it’s the most popular choice as well!
I usually letter my pieces to foil on my iPad Pro, but when I use pen on paper I pick from these three:
This step has been a life savor. Wiping this over your foil and paper before sending it thru the laminator will eliminate those pesky black spots. The tack picks up dust and lint you can’t see. Just be careful not to rub too hard-it will lift toner ink!
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I need foam board to foil?? Well, this comes after. When you want to take a pretty picture of a reflective surface things can get really frustrating really quick. Reflecting light off of a white surface like this foam board adds an amazing amount of shine! Keep reading for my favorite lights for photographing.
This studio lighting kit was recommended by my lettering hero Amanda Arneill so I knew I had to have it. Like me she lives in a place where it is darker more days out of the year than it’s not. These are great for everything from shooting video, taking photos of my products, and of course reflecting light from a white surface off of my foiling. It makes all of the difference.
More tips and tricks on how to foil prints yourself at home, and other lettering tool lists are coming soon…