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PREMIUM HOT STAMP HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL ROLLS 3" x 100' x 1/2" CORE

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"Hot Stamp Supplies for us Little Guys"

 

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Holographic Foil is normally about 3 times pricier than brilliant foil, but because I buy large remnant master rolls, I can keep the price much lower, usually less than half price. Now, buy 3 rolls, 3 inches wide  and 100 feet long for only $6.99 each. These foil rolls are hand-rolled, from large master rolls, down to 100 feet in length, 3 inches wide, on 1/2 inch cores (default), so they will work in a canister with the Kingsley auto foil feeder. Remember that most rolls from Kingsley, Howard and others are less than half as long at 40 feet; ours are 100 feet long. One more thing, foil rolls that are 200 feet long, or rolled on 1 inch cores, will not fit in the canisters of the auto feeder.

 

Do you need a canister for your foil feeder, see CANISTER REPLACEMENT TUBE below* or order number KK-2207

 

ABOUT HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL

• Most holographic foil, at 15 microns, is thicker than brilliant foil (12 microns) so a 100" roll is greater in diameter, but still fits in the canister.
• Somehow, photography exaggerates the effect of the hologram; the actual colors are as vivid as the photos show.
• "Seamless" means there is no pattern or shapes in the hologram - the colors simply blend into each other. There are five colors of simple non-patterned holographic foils: gold, silver, magenta, red   and copper, plus three directional effects: diagonal, swirl and pillars.
• "Patterned" indicates a large variety of shapes and designs in the hologram, such as: glitter, shattered glass, random, stars, squares, etc.

  

31 HOLOGRAPHIC FOILS

Seamless

    Y203-2   - Gold
     Y204-3   - Gold Swirl Diagonal
     S2-2        - Silver
     HK10     - Silver Swirl
     HX5075 - Magenta 
     HX4175 - Magenta Pillars (that's what Infinity calls it)
     R210-1   - Red
     HX5065 - Copper
 
Patterned
    R211-7    -  Coral Micro Glitter
     R213-7    -  Red Micro Glitter
     BD-790   -  Red Shattered Glass
     R212-7    -  Magenta Micro Glitter
     R215-14  -  Magenta Shapes
     Y208-7    -  Gold Micro Glitter
     Y210-8    -  Gold Mini Glitter
     Y211-10  -  Gold Small Glitter
    Y205-4    -  Gold Stars
     112604    -  Gold Seeing Stars
     Y215-14  -  Gold Shapes
     Y207-6    -  Gold Small Shattered Glass
     Y214-13  -  Gold Coarse Shattered Glass
     S2-7         -  Silver Micro Glitter
     S2-8         -  Silver Mini Glitter
     S2-9         -  Silver Small Glitter
     S2-10       -  Silver Medium Glitter
     S2-4         -  Silver Stars
     S2-14       -  Silver Shapes
     KZ09       -  Silver Small Squares (Kurz Light Line)
     S2-13       -  Silver Shattered Glass
     SZ5594    -  Silver Coarse Shattered Glass
     G201-13  -  Green Shattered Glass
 
3 SPECIAL EFFECTS
    GB-053F -  Mosaic (popular for imprinting kid's Bibles)
     GB-147F -  Spectrum (true Rainbow)          
     GB-105F -  Jelly Beans (similar effect to Mosaic)
 
 

SPECS

• Holographic and Special Effects foil, for hot stamping on most surfaces
• All rolls fit our canister replacement tube
• 3 inch wide foil on 1/2" core (or 5/8" or 1")
• 100 foot long rolls
• Compare at $45 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. If you need a canister replacement tube, add item # 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; toilet paper is such a good illustration, huh?). 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. In this listing, the pigment foil is new and thinner. 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). I now use calipers to determine the length of rolls.

2. TERMS 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  a chrome bumper. The foil is so shiny and reflective that you cannot  see into it. Instead you get a reflection like a mirror.
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. If you order metallic, you won't get the shiniest foil.
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. NAMES 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. WIDTH 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. The standard is 3 inches wide; this seems to be the ideal width for the most hot stamping projects and this is the width that most small re-rolling operations are set up for. But I also offer foil in 2" and 4" widths here; Howard produces foil in 3 1/2" and  5" widths. Occasionally you only need 1" wide foil, so using a 3" wide roll would sure waste a lot of foil, 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). Be sure to let me know if you can't handle 3 1/2" wide foil (for example the foil take up spool on a Kingsley M50, M60 or M75 is only 3  inches wide and can't deal with wider foil). I now have a hifalutin foil cutter and I order new foil in large rolls (25 inches wide x 400' long or 1000 feet long) and then cut them down for re-rolling.

Widths wider than 3 inches will cost a little more because the the amount of foil involved (most producers sell foil by the square inch), but widths narrower than 3 inches can be more expensive because of cutting and re-rolling time. My pricing for the narrower widths is generally only slightly less than the price for 3 inch wide foil.

5. LENGTH Roll length is frequently confusing. My standard roll of foil is 100 feet long and about 1.10 inches in diameter (12 microns), but as explained above, under "thickness" you can't always know how long a roll is by checking its diameter. A 100 foot long roll of foil (15 microns) will still fit in the auto foil feeder's canister, but a 100 foot roll of dull quick release foil (20 microns) will not.

The main concern about length has to do with Kingsley's old standard roll length, 40 feet. If you have ordered a 100 foot roll, there are times when I might fill your order with three Kingsley rolls because the particular color you ordered was only available by Kingsley at the time.

6. 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.
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.

7. 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.

8. 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? 

9. 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.  

10. 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.

11. 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 plowed through


this entire volume. Thanks. Dennis C Kelly

 

 

 

 

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