When a specific area of a printed folding carton requires an elegant, non-tarnishing metallic finish, it is easily accomplished using a process referred to as foil stamping or hot stamping. A wide selection of foil colors, finishes, and effects are available for foil stamped paperboard. Standard gold and silver metallic finishes are most often used, but a wide range of other colors are used to provide a reflective metallic effect. Marble, leather, wood, snakeskin, and pearl effects are among the variety of finishes that are also available.