Our ambition is simple; to design and make great machines, built to last.
Founder Karl French brings over 30 years of engineering experience and dedication to quality craftsmanship in every machine we make. He 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.
We are the only machine maker in Britain that still design, build and service hot foil machines, all from our state-of-the-art factory. We are also great innovators, designing through making at our workshop in the English countryside.
Led by Karl, our highly skilled team engineer and build bespoke hot foil machines from scratch. Our modern plant and facilities include three axis CNC machining centres, a CNC lathe, a vertical tooling mill, a Mig & Tig welding shop, and a 20ft paint spray booth with bake function.
We continually update our machinery & skills to ensure we use the most up-to-date and efficient methods to produce our hot foil machines and ensure they last for many years to come.
Our machines are the benchmark for some of the world’s greatest brands, including Smythson, Asprey, Acqua di Parma and the Cambridge Satchel Company.
You will find Metallic Elephant machines on every continent, personalising luxury brands from workshop to hand.