Foil Gilding

Gilded Edges

Most people are familiar with the gold or silver edges on the pages of fine books or bibles. This craft is known as gilding and is as old as ancient Egypt. True gilding is the application of a very thin film of gold or silver to an object to give it luster and brilliance. Today, we at Exclusive Bordering Company, use gold or silver foils to embellish the edges of books, invitations, announcements, business cards, etc. Adding gilded edges to your printed piece not only embellishes it but ads value as well. Along with several shades of lustrous golds and brilliant silvers your foil choices also include reds, greens, blues, and more. We also offer holographic foils which adds that dimensional, shimmering, 3D look. Contact our customer service department today and let us help you create your next masterpiece.

As with all our hand finishing services, the surface preparation of the piece is critical. We must first obtain an ultra smooth, clean and dust free edge. Once all sheets have been accurately trimmed smooth and are clean and dust free, can we then begin the gilding process.

The individuality of each sheet authenticates the skilled craftsmanship of “Hand Bordering”

Small orders require 3-5 working days. Rushes, including same day, are available for an additional charge.


  • As with all our Hand Finishing Services a clean, smooth, dust free edge is critical before beginning the gilding process. Please contact us before you do any final trimming.
  • Items furnished to us which have been die cut, may require special preparation. Please consult us beforehand.
  • We can gild square corners or round corners.