My Music Folders notes about gold foil embossing

A Few Important Notes about Hot Foil Stamping

Embossing is also known as Hot Foil Stamping. It is done by hand using a press and pieces of old fashioned metal type.

  1. Orders for embossed music folders are queued for typesetting in the order they are received. Please note that embossed orders may take up to 2 additional weeks to process, depending upon the time of year.
  2. Embossed items are non-returnable.
  3. Here is a run down of the placement options for embossing:
    • Front Cover:

      • Top Right Hand Corner (names or numbers)
      • Top Centered
      • Middle Centered (about 1/3 down from the top of the folder)
    • Back Cover:

      • Top Left Corner
      • Top Centered
      • Middle Centered (about 1/3 down from the top of the folder)
    • Inside Front Cover:

      • Top Left Hand Corner (names or numbers) often "in Memory of" embossings are placed here, and left-aligned
      • Top Centered
      • Middle Centered (about 1/3 down from the top of the folder)
    • There are no other options. These are the only places we can hot stamp the gold foil.
  4. MMF reserves the right to substitute a smaller font if necessary, to fit your embossing request in the space available.

    You would not believe how many people actually think text as long as "In Joy I go out to Sing to the Puppies and the Kitties and the Orangutans and the Breakfast Cereals and the Fruit Bats" will fit on one line of text.

  5. Your organization’s logo can be embossed on the folders. There is a special $75 set up charge for this to make the custom die. You may order logo embossing now, and then you will need to contact us to discuss your special art work. (888-266-0731)

    We need to get “camera ready” art for this. Some guidelines for what we need are:

    • Art must be in black and white
    • 300 dpi or so
    • 2 to 4 inches in size
    • Art consisting of lines works better than art with blocks of solid fill (black)

    If you cannot provide us with camera ready art, we can usually get your art prepared for $65/hr with a one hour minimum. This would be an extra charge above the regular $75 setup fee. Go ahead and give us a call and we'll be glad to answer questions.

Gold Foil Embossing Page