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Hot foil machines

Hot foil machines used to be built to last. Ours still are.

Modernity doesn’t always mean better or faster or cheaper. Karl French, our co-founder, spent over 20 years at John T Marshall Ltd learning the craft of hot foil machine engineering inside out – and the importance of commitment to hot foil printing quality.

Metallic Elephant is now the only manufacturer of hand-built hot foil machines in the UK (hand and pneumatic machines – known also as ‘air’ machines), serving leading names such as Smythson, Asprey and the Cambridge Satchel Company.

We build from scratch – and engineer bespoke hot foil machines to order – at our state-of-the-art engineering workshop in Essex. We supply to clients across the country in the UK, as well as to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Hot foil machine repairs

We buy and renovate second-hand John T Marshall & Impress hot foil machines in need of care and attention, restoring them to be as good-as-new.

We also pride ourselves on an outstanding hot foil machine repair and maintenance service, and offer a comprehensive range of hot foiling accessories for all your needs.

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example of a second hand hot foil machine

arrange a test drive

You’re always very welcome to view our extensive range of new and second-hand hot foil machines. Why not try them out in our showroom?