On the package
Hot stamping is used for puting a singled colored image on the package or tag and is really the only way to get a true "metallic foil" look. A metal plate is made from your image, heated up and
Good Points - This is the only way to get the metallic foil look, gives good color coverage, is best for simple logs and words, setup cost is low ($50.00 per plate), and print cost is low (10 cents or less per package).
Bad Points - Get only one color per plate, lines must be large and distinct (with detailed images, the foil "smears" fine lines and close points).
Printing on the package is used when many colors or complex images are desired. There are many options in printing and it is best to browse the galleries and find something that you like. Contact CJ's so that we can help decide how best to get it to you.
Good Points - Unlimited color selections. Can be low cost (for ink jet labels and tags). Freedom with design.
Bad Points - No metallic foil. For high ink coverage the printing cost is high (need to use printing presses).
Printing on the chocolate is done by "silk screening" an ink made with cocoa butter. The image can be detailed but it is best to limit the image to one color. The chocolate backgrounds can be of different colors to increase interest and contrast in the final piece.
Another form of personalizing a chocolate is to print onto edible paper and to put the printed image onto the chocolate. The cost is low and because it is printed on an ink jet printer, the detail and colors are not limited.
Casting an image into the chocolate.
CJ's Confections offers you the ability to cast into the chocolate images. Below are two examples of a cast in image. The first was created for a bride who wanted a monogram of her new last name cast into a chocolate heart. She also wanted the font to match the font on her wedding invitations.
A cusotmer wanted the image of a bicycle rider and the company's logo on a chocolate bar for a trade show where they were giving a bicycle away.
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