The Foil Printing Co business cards review


I really wanted foil backing cards for my enamel pins, and set out to see if it was possible to get the impossible combination—high quality, while still be affordable. My first test was with The Foil Printing Co, a UK-based business that specializes purely in printing with metallic foil. Here’s my review!


Product Review

The moment I opened the box, I was blown away. The quality, accuracy, and richness of the foil is stunning. Foil definitely adds a huge punch to my backing cards that couldn’t be equaled by ones with a pearlescent finish.

Foil aside, the quality of the business cards themselves is wonderful. I ordered one side with matte lamination, one side without, both on 16 pt silk. Both sides feel silky smooth—the closest to rivaling the quality of Moo’s printing.

On the left is rose gold foil, and on the right is gold.



Timeline calculates off of all days for convention calculation purposes; it does not calculate based off of business days.

  1. Artwork proof - 1 day.

  2. Production time after proof accepted - 7 days.

  3. Shipment - 5 days.

Total: 13 days.


Overall Experience

My experience with The Foil Printing Co. was painless, easy, and fast. They were clear in their proofs and the products turned out even better than I’d hoped for!

One thing I also really appreciate about them is that their price is so affordable because you can select different printing and foil options by “adding additional designs,” so long as you are looking for something in the same dimensions. (E.g. ordering many different kinds of 2.5” x 2.5” square business cards.) Adding additional designs is much more affordable than ordering the same product multiple times. I really appreciate that they would allow this option for creators.

Would I recommend this manufacturer? Absolutely. You can bet I’ll be heading back again!

Where can I find this manufacturer? Order from their website, or check out their Twitter.