Gilding is the process of applying foil or paints to the edge of a piece of paper, invitation or other printed item. This process can be done with any foil used for foil stamping or a custom PMS ink can be applied to match the printing. This is ideally done with a thick invitation or business card as the effect will be more noticeable with a thicker edge. The foil is applied with a combination of heat and pressure. This effect will add a dazzling new element to any luxury print item.