Gilt Edging

Give your cards the edge

When something is referred to as gilt-edged you immediately think of premium quality, of high value.

At Windmill Printing, Gilt Edging is a technique where we apply foil or colour to the edges of business cards, invitations, letterheads or books. 

The range of colours available is much wider than you'd think; rather than edges just being gilded in gold or silver, you can choose from a whole spectrum of colours.  Metallic, satin, gloss or matt foil colours, or any pantone colour you like - from flourescent to metallic!

The simple addition of a gilded edge brings card to life and a guarantee they will stand out from the crowd.
The Windmill Approach

A gilt edge is the finishing touch on your printed masterpiece.  There's no limit to the thickness of card either, the thicker it is, the more effective it is!

The process of gilt or colour edging is relatively simple, but requires a huge amount of skill and experience.

The card is clamped tightly, the edges sanded down until they are completely smooth and the foil or ink colour is applied to the edges.  Invitations can have a bevelled edge, and any invites that are larger than A6 size can also have rounded corners.

See more examples of Gilt Edging in the showcase.

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04/05/2021
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20/04/2021
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14/04/2021
How good does this packaging for Dook Soap look! Printed and die-cut on @GFSmithpapers Extract Moon. Repost… https://t.co/5y2Id5Y7Wt
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12/04/2021
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31/03/2021
GHQ Spirits printed, foil blocked and embossed on @FedrigoniPapers Gesso. . @FedrigoniUK https://t.co/OV8qm3ceh1
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Thermography on the new @GFSmithpapers Sketch Natural for @1965_design 100% recycled using post industrial waste an… https://t.co/muSwAViRpY
25/03/2021
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25/03/2021
RT @GFSmithpapers: #ExtractPapers Shell packaging for coffee roasters Obadiah Coffee, designed by Human Resources and produced by @windmill…
17/03/2021
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16/03/2021
The Considerit Egg! Sleeves printed and foil blocked black on @colorplanpapers Natural. Repost from… https://t.co/SG6WkPnPLo
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