The two foremost differences between Foil Stamping and Silk Screen for packaging are the glossiness of the image and appealing highlight. The process of foil stamping is the treatment of a metallic foil being heated on the packaging surface. This metallic foil is glossy and contains reflective properties that catch the light to generate a shimmering image of your artwork.
Conversely, silk screen printing creates a flat or matte image of the artwork, and although the ink has a metallic base, it merely does not have the high shine of the foil. Foil stamping promotes a extravagant sensation to the custom piece you are designing and can be striking to consumers with great expectations of distinction.