There are many styles of manual hot foil printing machines on the market, both British and foreign made. Although appearances differ, each is based on one of two designs, the platen press or the flatbed press.
The platen press action is similar to that of a book opening and closing. The machine table is set open at an angle of around 45 degrees. When the handle is pulled it rises to a vertical position to close on the print head and an impression is made. With the machine table in full view it is easy to feed in goods for printing.
Most hot foil printing machines are built to last and will give faultless service for many years. As a result there is quite a large market in used machines. If your budget will not stretch to the price of a new machine, then buying second-hand is a serious option to consider. Second-hand machines can be purchased from some machine dealers, or you could buy privately. But remember if buying from a private individual, you will not receive the warranties or guarantees that might be expected if buying from a dealer.
These presses - also termed horizontal bed, vertical action or upright machines - can give a quality print with as much ease as the platen. The print head is situated above and over the machine table. Either the head comes down to meet the table or vice versa, depending on the individual flatbed design.
The Association of Hot Foil Printers are agents for the KOBO range of hot foil printing, stamping and blocking equipment, and will be pleased to quote for all your hot foil machinery requirements.
Please see our separate KOBO page for more details and our latest offers.
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