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Re: [BKARTS] old staming foil

On Aug 31, 2006, at 2:50 PM, Greg wrote:

About all you can do is try your old foil. Some may work just fine while some of it won't work at all.

Stamping foils do have a "shelf life" that is really undeterminable. Some will work well for years but fresh foil is a better way to go if you don't want lots of problems.

AND, don't forget that some foils --- old or new --- will work well on some materials, like a particular paper, but might not work at all on different types of bookcloth or leather. All you can do "is try", as long as you understand the importance of temperature, pressure and dwell.
Good Luck,
Bill Minter

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