Hot foil stamping

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I have a Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine that I inherited from my grandfather. However, I am having a difficult time achieving a clean foil impression. Sometimes the foil doesn’t stick in places. Sometimes I apply too much pressure.

I can’t seem to find the right temperature and/or pressure combination. Any advice is much appreciated.

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Asked on December 27, 2022 3:56 am
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What a fun thing to inherit!

Foil stamping has many elements to consider. Here is a list of the main things:

Quality/(metal combination) of the foil   /  Dwell time /  Pressure / Heat / Material you are stamping on (dampness, texture, flatness...).

If the foil you are using is old and of poor metallic quality, it will make stamping harder. When it sticks in some places and not in others this could be the material you are stamping not being perfectly flat. The perfect temperature varies a bit for different materials and foils. Between 230 and 260 degrees usually works.

I hope this helps!

 

 

 

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