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PIGMENT HOT STAMP FOIL ROLLS - 3" x 100" - 29 COLORS & FINISHES FOR KINGSLEY and OTHER HOT STAMP MACHINES

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"Hot Stamp Supplies for us Little Guys"

 

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Do you need a canister for your foil feeder? See *CANISTER REPLACEMENT TUBE below. To order a canister, go to item number KK-2207.

 

ABOUT THESE ROLLS

• This listing is for premium pigment foil rolls in the colors of your choice from the list below.

• All foil has been re-rolled from large master rolls onto 1/2 inch cores (the default), unless otherwise requested (see Ordering the Right Foil below), to work on Kingsley, Howard and most any hot stamping machine.

This is a constantly revised list and I tweak it frequently, mainly as new foil arrives.

• Foil on 1 inch cores or rolls 200' long, cannot be used in the foil feeders of most Kingsley M-50s, M-60s and M-75s.

Rolls are 3 inches wide and 100 feet long on 1/2" cores (unless requested otherwise), more than twice as long as the old standard 40 foot long Kingsley foil rolls, but for about the same price.

The Infinity Foils numbering system is generally used to arrange by number and color, with supplemental colors from several other sources, including Crown Roll Leaf (CRL), whose numbers are included for reference.

Foils from still other suppliers will be substituted occasionally as long as the color matches.

• This list of foils includes Pigment foils, as opposed to Brilliant foils (which refers to shiny mirror-like colors). Pigment foils are solid colors that appear more like a painted surface, with gloss or flat finishes. Brilliant foils, which are less costly and mor popular, can be found in other listings on this site.

• Pigment foil is generally thicker than Brilliant Foil; most pigment foil is 15 microns thick while most brilliant foil is 12 microns thick. That probably doesn't matter to you in the least, but it does mean that a 100 foot long pigment roll is larger in diameter (across the end where you can see the cardboard core) than the equal length of a brilliant roll, but it will still fit in the canister.

Pigment foil tends to be quite staticky and just seems to love picking up dust and "feathers" (that's my word for the very thin pieces of foil that often come for slitting the master rolls). I try to maintain an extra clean workspace, but it is not pristine (I'm definitely working in that direction). Anyway, this means that you will need to take a little extra care for your pigment rolls to keep them clean, off the floor and in an enclosed space.

• Matte finish pigment foil seems to be more "quick release" than the glossy variety. Most any foil in the Infinity PM series or the Crown Roll Leaf LQ series should be easier to use for imprinting napkins or ribbons.

• At the same, time, matte finished pigment foil might smear a little occasionally since it lacks the shiny protective top layer that glossy pigment foil has. Actually it is this layer that is the difference between glossy foil and matte foil.

 

29 PIGMENT FOIL COLORS - 2 FINISHES

 

Glossy - Shiny, but non-brilliant (Infinity PG series or Crown Roll Leaf YD series)

Matte - Dull, flat, non-glossy (Infinity PM series or Crown Rolls Leaf LQ series)

 

CAUTION! Matte pigment foil does not have a clear coating on top, so it tends to smear easily. I learned this the hard way one time. I was imprinting a name in matte brown in the pink area of a brown and pink Bible child's Bible, and it smeared, ruining the imprint. Rule of thumb: use glossy if at all possible.

 

Glossy
PG100 - White
PG170 - Grey
GP210 - California Blue (medium turquoise)
GP220 - (Light Blue, Baby Blue)
PG230 - Royal Blue
PG250 - Navy
PG350 - Green
GP420 - Hot Pink
GP430 - Pink
GP440 - Magenta
PG450 - Red
GP460 - Dark Red (CRL YED-6600)
PG490 - Burgundy
GP500 - Medium Orange
GP510 - Dark Orange
GP770 - Light Purple (or Dark Lavender)
PG800 - Yellow
PG810 - Brown
PG990 - Black

Matte
PM100 - White
PM170 - Grey
PM230 - Royal Blue
PM250 - Navy Blue
PM350 - Green
PM450 - Red
PM490 - Burgundy
PM800 - Yellow
PM810 - Brown
PM990 - Black

 

SPECS

• 2 finishes, 31 colors, for hot stamping on most surfaces
• All rolls fit our canister replacement tube
• This is brand new, recently produced, fresh foil

• PG & YD series or PM & LQ series of pigment foil, in your choice of colors
• 3 inch wide foil on 1/2" core (default); 5/8" & 1" also available
• 100 foot long rolls
• Bulk pricing is in effect
• Compare at $36 for 3 rolls


*CANISTER REPLACEMENT TUBE

These are brand new rolls of brilliant gold foil, ideal for hot stamping leather and plastic. Plus, it is a 100 foot roll on a 1/2 inch core and will fit most of the canister replacement tubes that have been produced recently. Kingsley produced 40 foot foil rolls in canisters to function with the automatic foil feeding system included in virtually every Kingsley machine. Since these canisters are no longer in production, several specially designed tubes have appeared to replace the canisters and allow the automatic foil feeder to work with any foil rolls, including ours. These 100 foot rolls of foil are on 1/2 cores, and the maximum inside diameter of these new tubes is 1 3/8," so these 100 foot rolls will fit inside the tubes and work with the auto foil feed system. So, if you don't have a canister replacement method for Kingsley's auto foil feeder, add #KK-2207 to your order.


ORDERING THE RIGHT FOIL

This foil will work on virtually any hot stamping machine at about 250°, but if you want to use it in an auto feed foil system, you will need to do a little research into your machine and order foil accordingly.

If you have a Kingsley machine, you can take advantage of my research, explained here. Kingsley developed 3 distinct foil feeding systems through its production history, detailed below.

1. IF you have a Kingsley M-50 you are likely using the canister system. For many years Kingsley rolled its foil on a 1/2" core and enclosed it in a cardboard canister. The canister was highly protective and most of it is still good even though it may be 50 years old. This listing is for NEW foil for this canister system, but foil in canisters is becoming a thing of the past. So there must be another way to hold the foil; hence the canister replacement tube. If you don't have one and you want to use Kingsley's auto foil feeder, you should order this foil package with a canister tube (item number MG3C-3). The canister system is explained more fully above.

2. IF you have a Kingsley M-60 or M-75 with the EZ FOIL ADAPTER, using the white "dog ears" (that's what Kingsley called them) to hold the foil. Just send us an email request for this foil to be rolled onto a 5/8" core; there's no extra charge for this service and free "dog ears" will be supplied with your order. By the way, your "dog ears" are re-usable, so be sure to save them, especially because they are no longer in production.

3. IF you have a Kingsley M-101 with the EZ FOIL ADAPTER, this foil on a 5/8" core (as in #2) will work in your system, but your machine is capable of a 4 inch wide imprint, and you may prefer to order 4" wide foil (see eBay item number 290327881480).

4. IF you have a Kingsley M-101 that has the 1/2" rod with the spring loaded end cap for foil feeding, and you need 4 inch wide foil, please see eBay item number 290327881480, and tell us you want it on 1/2 inch core. If 3 inch wide foil is sufficient, just order from this current listing.


ABOUT FOIL AND HOT STAMPING
1. THICKNESS Foil comes in varying thicknesses (just like Scott's Big Roll versus Cottonelle); for example, brilliant foil is generally thinner than pigment foil (gloss or matte colors). In fact a 100' roll of most older pigment foil will not fit into the canisters like a 100' roll of brilliant foil will. So pigment foil was normally sold in rolls of 35' to 50', which will fit in the canisters. So, when you receive foil in different sized rolls, it does not mean they are in different lengths, or that you are not getting 35 feet. Once in a while, you will get a double roll (like Charmin) because even though you ordered two 35' rolls, I had a 100' roll (that will still fit in the canister) ready to go, so that's what you'll get (you know, it's the new math: 2 x 35 = 100).

2. FINISH Terms used to describe the finish on the foil can be very confusing; this confusion is heightened by the producers who often seem to toss around their decriptions like a juggler. In an attempt to stay on the same page with our buyers, we use the old Kingsley terms for these finishes. And they are:

Brilliant - the brightest, shiniest finish. This has the most glare and reflection, like chrome or gloss wall paint. The foil is so shiny and reflective that you cannot see into it.

Metallic - slightly less bright and reflective, like a gold Cadillac. The foil's surface seems to have some depth to it. Kingsley produced gold, silver, red, green, blue, copper and purple in both brilliant and metallic finishes. To many folks, "metallic" has come to mean brilliant, and while that may be a perfectly legitimate use of the term in some circles, it won't be here.

Satin - still less bright and less shiny, but with a rich inviting depth (wow, I can't believe I'm saying stuff like this).

Matte - like flat wall paint with virtually no shine. Frequently, there is not a lot of distinction between matte and satin.

Gloss - like high gloss wall paint, but not as shiny as brilliant foils

3. COLORS And then there is all the fun with color names. You know: "I ordered magenta and you sent me fuschia." Well, to my knowledge, I haven't done such a dastardly thing, but I certainly could have. And I confess that I have sent pink instead of dusty rose. Is that really California blue? And what is the difference between hot pink and cerise? Or between turquoise, teal and aqua, especially if they are brilliant. And don't Google it to figure it out; I can't get along without Google, but I no longer try to determine what color turquoise is by Googling it. Once was enough. Again, I will use the old Kingsley color chart as much as possible, so if you have one, hang on to it. Let's just assume that I will do my best to fill your order for specific colors and I will hope you are pleased. And if not, well let's talk about it. Nuff said?

4. WIDTHS Foil widths can be exciting too. First, of all be sure to notice the width of the foil in the description; I try to get that information into the title lines and headers. I offer foil in 2", 3" and 4" widths here, but Howard produced foil in 3 1/2" and 5". Occasionally you only need 1" wide foil, so using a 3" wide roll would sure waste a lot, so I also have 1" wide a 1 1/2" wide rolls of many of the colors. When you order 3" foil, you might get a roll or two that are 2 3/4" (in which case I will always make it up to you, with extra length or some other compensation), and you might get a 3 1/2" roll of Howard foil (in which case, you can just consider it a bonus).

5. LIFE Foil life is very important to me and to you. I want you to be able to order with the confidence that you are getting good viable foil from me. In the case of Premium foil, like in this listing, it's not much of a factor; it's all brand new foil, but because it is very thin, it can be hard to deal with in cutting and rolling. You will probably find an occasional wrinkle, especially if the foil came from near the 1" core that it came on originally, but it will be very minimal, and I apologize for missing it. In new foil, the wrinkle usually doesn't mean the foil material came off, so it will still imprint just fine. Recently, I have switched to a new manufacturer of certain foils because their product is virtually wrinkle free.

It is in the old Kingsley foil where there might be a problem. The Kingsley canisters protected the foil; I have found foil from the 1940s that is still good. But it depends more on the storage conditions. I have several little tricks I use to determine if the foil is good down in the roll. Obviosuly, I can't unroll every roll to check it, but I do carefully examine the foil to make sure you are getting foil you can use. And if I messed up, please let me know and I will replace the roll.

6. CORES Oh yes: foil cores. The core is that little cardboard (occasionally plastic) tube in there that the foil is rolled up on (again, like Angel Soft - boy, that simile has a life, huh?). Well this consideration is dealt with in the previous section, so I'll just ask you to please not forget to let me know if you have particular core requirements.

7. SUBSTRATES There is probably a foil produced by some manufacturer for imprinting just about any surface except metal and glass. The surface material you are trying to imprint is referred to in the industry as the substrate. Some foils are better for paper, some for leather, some for wood and some for plastic, but which is which? Generally, this is determined by trial and error, although most producers designate the recommended substrates for each of their foils. Of course, I want to ship you foil that will work on your substrates, and if the foil I have sent to you doesn't work well on your material, just send it back and I will try to find you some foil that will work. I will share the postage expense with you to keep your costs down as much as possible. Please don't keep foil that you can't use and/or give me negative feedback. Let me help you find the foil you need. Generally it will be helpful if you tell me in advance when you are trying to imprint a certain substrate. Let's keep the communication lines open, OK?

8. TEMPERATURE Most normal hot stamping takes place at about 250°, plus or minus 20°. As far as I know, the recommended temperature for imprint any of the nearly 90 colors listed above is 250°; at least that would be the starting point. At our store, we keep our thermostat set at 250° and virtually never change it.

But there is foil that won't imprint at 250°; it requires a temperature that is higher than the desktop Kingsley machine can produce. Some of this is for wire marking that takes place at 350° or higher. It is virtually impossible to distinguish low temp foils from high temp foils, so some high temp foils invariably creep into the mix with low temp foils. Again, if you receive foil from me that won't imprint at 250°, please don't just give me negative feedback. Let me replace it.

9. DWELL Another factor in determining the quality of an imprint is the dwell time, how long the printhead stays down on the imprint. Normally, the suggestion is to bring the printhead down and move it back up instantly. Here is another factor in the imprint process where practice makes perfect. Occasionally, it is necessary to leave the printhead down for an extra split second in order to obtain a full imprint.

10. PRESSURE The last factor to consider, when imprinting a substrate, is pressure. Probably the most important consideration is the nature of the surface, whether it is a napkin, cardboard, soft leather or wood. For example, soft leather will usually require a lighter touch, while a hard cardboard needs to be pressed very firmly.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES

I have used Kingsley machines for hot stamping now for 40 years and I have rebuilt more than 500 of these machines which have been sold on eBay and elsewhere, so I'm quite knowledgeable about their capabilities. I have also gotten quite familiar with the specifications of the various foils offered out there. But in the last few years two new processes using foil have appeared: Using laser printers and laminators to produce images with foil and using a polymer plate to produce images. I do not know much about these processes nor if the foils I offer are appropriate for them, but I am open to receiving information.

 

My special congratulations to you if you read through all of this. Thanks. Dennis C Kelly

 

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