For many years, the Association helped to promote the benefits of hot foil printed
products to the end user, to inform members of any new happenings within the industry,
and to broaden the knowledge of members via the distribution of our monthly magazine
containing News, Views, Tips, Advice, Advertising, Suppliers, Letters, Company Profiles,
Machinery, Exhibitions, Special Offers, Contacts, Comments, Marketing Ideas, Business
Opportunities and much more.
In mid 2012 the merged magazine ceased publication and memberships are no longer
Thank you to all members and advertisers who supported us over the years.
On December 1st 2011, production of the Association magazine was taken over by Foilink,
the hot foil printers club, in an historic friendly merger of the two publications.
The Association itself remains as a separate entity, continuing to publish and distribute
our Hot Foil Printing Guide and acting as agents for the KOBO range of hot foil printing
The Association of Hot Foil Printers Monthly Magazine
Gold blocking was originally developed by ancient monks to decorate and enhance the
covers of the books they painstakingly produced by hand.