ksf machines

Hot foil machines developed in-house

Named after Metallic Elephant’s co- founder Karl French, the KSF range is designed and manufactured here in the UK in our modern equipped engineering facilities in Essex.
We’re proud to be British manufactures, and of our three new, and highly popular models we’ve brought to the market so far.

We don’t rest on our laurels though, we continue to design and innovate further models to add to our range.

We have always had the desire to manufacture our own range of Metallic Elephant hot foil machines. Thanks to continued growth and investment, we have used our many years of experience – and detailed knowledge of customer requirements – to develop our very own KSF range of foiling machines.

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KSF 1 portable hot foil press

With the KSF Series One, we set out to engineer the very best portable hot foil press on the market. Having dealt with so many leading leather brands, we understood just what a hot foil press needs to deliver.

New Mini Model

KSF 2 versatile hot foil press

With over 250 KSF personalisation presses sold to many renowned high street leather brands, such as The Cambridge Satchel Company, we have inside knowledge on exactly what a hot foil press needs to deliver for discerning customers.

KSF 3 platen press

With production of new John T Marshall and Impress machines ending in the early 2000s, many models are becoming quite scarce. Our roots lie firmly in the refurbishment of these. With such a large resurgence of interest in hot foil printing, the time was right to use our years of knowledge in developing our own Metallic Elephant platen press.