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Re: [BKARTS] Hot Stamping



This can be done by using either a rtpe holder or the individual letters mointed on  separate handles. The type needs to be heated and the usual manner is with a gas ring. I have a set of embossing letters, each one with its own handle. I believe that at one time the gas ring had as circular rack which allowed the whole alphabet to be heated by having the business end in the flame and the handles pointing outwards.
Main difficulty is judging the correct temperature before using, but it can be done.

I remember reading an article published in Small Printer, the magazine of the British Printing Society where a type holder was mounted in a drill press and heated. Low release foils were used and the temperature was judged correct when the 'hiss' created by dabbing a wer finger on the heated type was just right. A bit like testing a smoothing iron before pressing my shirts. ;-)
Mike
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: JOANNE C. VIDETO 
  To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 12:46 AM
  Subject: [BKARTS] Hot Stamping

  I do most of my hot stamping w/ a Kwik Print. However, I  once saw a binder
  use his hand palette to lift the gold off the foil & then hot stamp
  directly onto the leather spine. When I try this myself, it doesn't work.
  Any hints as to how I can do this successfully? TIA

  Chuck Videto
  Applefire Books

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