Foil stamping is a practice that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt.
Back then the Egyptians would hammer gold into super thin strips for use in embellishment. The designs would be used for fashion and to adorn their deceased’s tombs and mummified bodies.
Around a thousand years later in Europe, printing processes using foil were becoming more popular. They were ultimately limited due to being labor intensive, and expensive. More improvements were made in the 19th century and a concept of hot foil stamping was invented. In the modern age more, advancements to foil stamping were made. The invention of Cold stamping allowed for bigger runs and lowered expenses because of lowered setup times and material costs.