We have been hot foil printing since 1991, with over 20 years of experience. We have progressed from running a small printing business from home, to now running a full time commercial printing business.
Our premises are located in Bromsgrove, in the West Midlands, close to the motorway links of the M5, M6, M42, M50 and M42.
We are passionate about hot foil printing and have now to date have trained over 200 customers who have gone on to hot foil print and set up their own businesses – some I might add are even more successful than myself!
We currently offer an introductory days training session for both novice and budding hot foil printers that are tailor made to your requirements depending on which area of business you wish to target.
We use easy to explain language for the layman and teach you some industry jargon, so you can communicate with other people within the industry. Whether you are 18 – 70, we can get you printing and so much more in under a day.
Courses are designed to fit into your work schedule and start around 10.30 am to give you time to travel to the Midlands. We break around 12.30pm – 1.00pm for a light snack and aim to finish around 3.30pm – 4.00pm, so you can miss the busy rush hour traffic and get home with ease. If you hope to purchase a machine on the day of your training, then please allow a little extra time. If you are coming from further afield, we are happy to organise or suggest local, friendly accommodation.
Normally courses are on a one-to-one basis, but I am happy to take up to a maximum of 3 people at once – so you can be assured of individual attention. If you wish to be trained and then subsequently would like to buy a Hot Foil machine, then I shall take the price of the training off your purchase price. This is valid for any machine that you buy over £600 + VAT.
Typically I cover some of the following in your session:
- Foils, their manufacture and uses
- Your Foiling Machine and how to use it
- Setting and working your Machine
- The relationship between Pressure, Dwell and Temperature – a guide to the perfect impression
- Temperature Control
- Backing Substrates
- Manufacture of Die, Blocks, Plates – what to use and when
- Using your Machine for Die Cutting
- Numbering, Perfing and Creasing
- Hints and Tips for Foiling
- How to present artwork to the engraver
- How to sell your products and where to market them effectively
- How to get ahead in the wedding stationery business
- Advice on making your own greetings cards
- Lists of recommended suppliers for all your consumables
- Sample business cards to use as examples
- Training on Sublimation/Toner Foil Printing
These are just some of the areas we can and will cover.
A days training session will cost £225 + VAT per person. We can also cover at an extra charge, a basic course on typesetting for the hot foil printer. Please ask for further details (this is not covered in the main day course).
If you would like some free advice or would like to come down and look at a selection of machines, we will be happy to help you with no obligation.
We will be happy to assist you and guide you in the right direction, without it costing you thousands of pounds through some unscrupulous dealers.
Although we are the UK’s only distributor for KOBO Machines, we are totally unbiased and will give you an honest opinion on any foiling machine new or second-hand on the market – you are under no obligation to buy your machine from us.
Also when you train with us we make you a nice cup of tea and always have a few chocolate biscuits to hand!