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The home for Kobo flatbed hot foil printers.


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From £2999.00 + VAT and Shipping 

We are proud to announce that we are the only UK distributors of Kobo Hot Foil Machines. We have been using Kobos for over 25 years and we were granted the dealership in Hong Kong by Managing Director Stanley Ng of Kobo. We are delighted with this partnership as Kobo is renowned for creating a well-engineered, heavy-duty, hot foiling machinery. This is a brand that will last and stand the test of time, as well as offering a good back up service. If you are looking for a reliable, quality, hand-operated or hydraulic, flatbed hot foil machine, then you will not be disappointed.

We ship to order all machines, so please allow delivery from the Far East but we do have a selection of working Kobos based at our premises in Bromsgrove. Here you can view the most popular model in the range, the Kobo 338, which we use on a daily basis.

Please see below the prices of the most popular models, but other machines are also available.

Kobo KB 338 Ł2999

Kobo TC821 Ł3450

Kobo TC851 Ł4250

Kobo TC822 Ł7700

Kobo TC828 Ł10,426

All prices + VAT – shipping not included.

Why use a Flat Bed Machine?

There are two main varieties of hot foil machines – Platen and Flatbeds. Both are equally effective but serve different purposes. It all depends on the size and type of job required.

The advantages of using a Flatbed:

1. They have a movable head. Flatbeds allow you to print onto deeper or thicker objects such as made up boxes and box lids, up to approximately 19cm (TC 821 and 851 models) – this is due to the moveable head.

2. They have a larger flatbed area to place your work on. For example, if you are printing onto an A3 cover for a folder, this can sit on the printing bed nicely. The area can be extended to take larger print items.

3. They have generous hand pressure for printing on larger areas. For example, the 338 gives you a maximum of 1000kg of pressure, while the 851 delivers a maximum of 2500kg of pressure.

4. The larger machines use toggle action. All of the larger variety of Kobos, from the 338 models upwards, have a toggle action mechanism. This allows you to accurately control your pressure setting in order to achieve excellent foiling results.

5. They have a larger foil print area.* For example, the 338 print area is a massive 125mm x 220mm. This area increases upwards to the largest machine in the range, the 851, which has a 200mm x 300mm print area. (*A larger object can be placed on the print table but this is the max print size).

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Kobo KB 338

Our best selling and most popular Model

This is an ideal machine for either someone starting out in Hot Foil Printing or for a professional printers’, a copy shop or finishing house.

It has a very generous 8 x 5 Foil printing area (125 x 220mm) and 1000Kg pressure. This tabletop model is robust and will cope with anything from a business card to a full A5 wedding Invitation and more…

Weight 130 Kg

Kobo TC822

This is a semi-automated hot foil printer that takes out all the hard work of foil printing by hand. The machine comes ready for you to add your own Compressor.

Works with a foot pedal or via hand-operated switches. It has a 10 x 6.3-inch print area (160 x 260mm) features variable dwell function and a Max Pressure of 2000Kg and a throat depth of 7.5 inches.

Kobo TC851

Extra-large printing area of 12 x 7.6 inches (300 x 200mm) A4 size with 2000 Kg of Pressure. Heavy Duty although tabletop it is 145 Kg.

It additionally has a throat depth of 7.5 inches to take boxes and thick Books or components. Top of the range hand-operated machine when only the best will do.

Kobo TC 821

Entry-Level Model for a machine with a variable head up to 7.5-inch throat depth but with a 6 x 10-inch print area (160 x 260mm).

This is a Heavy Duty Machine 182 Kg and a good work table size ideal for most small printers or copy shops going into Hot Foil Printing needing a good strong reliable machine.

Kobo TC 828

Top of the Range semi automated hot foil printer with Rotary table, 6 inch Throat Depth and 2000Kg pressure Gross weight 240 Kg. When you need fast automated functioning for component manufacturing this is an ideal machine for you.