Our foil labels are made from a metalized paper material with permanent adhesive. The labels have a shiny reflective surface and work in most types of laser printers and copiers. The material has a 60 lb. facestock and a 49 lb. liner. The label sheet has a thickness of 0.0069 inches +/- 10%.
- We suggest printing the foil material in the "Labels" material type within your printer settings.
Gold Foil Laser (GF) Material VideoThe gold foil material is a metalized paper material with permanent adhesive, and comes in a silver finish as well. This material has a shiny, reflective surface and works in most types of laser printers and copiers. (Play Video)
Tips related to Gold Foil for Laser Material
- Store foil sheets in the original plastic clamshell packaging in a cool, dry place to avoid humidity. Storing label sheets in the printing environment for a short period before attempting to print, allows them to adjust to any temperature changes and stabilize after shipping, which may prevent common printing problems.
- Prevent label sheets from being exposed to direct sunlight or flood lights.
- Before you print onto a label sheet, first print onto a blank piece of paper. Place the sheet in front of the label sheet, and then hold the sheets up to a light to make sure the positioning is correct.
- Before and after printing, handle label sheets by the edges of the sheet being careful not to get oil from your fingers on the printable label surface. Oil may cause smudging.
- Sheets of foil labels can be passed through the printer only once. Numerous runs through the printer can cause the label to jam or peel off.
Troubleshooting Issues Related to Gold Foil for Laser Material
- If your foil labels are suffering from a smudging effect or a faint print in a laser printer, you may adjust your material type to “Heavy” or “Cardstock” to help avoid this problem.
Troubleshooting Issues Related to OL136GF
- If you are experiencing alignment issues when printing with Maestro Label Designer or a PDF, verify the page scaling is set to none and un-check the “auto rotate and center” option in print settings. It may also be labeled as “Resize Page to Fit Printer Margins.”
- If you are experiencing additional alignment issues when using Maestro Label Designer or other software, please refer to our Printer Alignment Guide.