Get your glitz on - an introduction to the Gemini FOILPRESS
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- Written by: Crafter's Companion
Run, don’t walk! Our coveted foiling machine, the Gemini FOILPRESS, is back in stock! If you want to take your papercrafting to the next level with a touch of elegant glamour, this is the piece of equipment for you. It also makes a brilliant addition to your collection if you’re a bit of a Gemini buff.
What is the FOILPRESS?
The innovative FOILPRESS hot foiling machine delivers professional-looking results using a hot press technique that ensures crisp, clean foil images every time. It’s absolutely perfect for stationery, invites, party decorations, home décor, gifts and so much more!
You can decide how hot you want the machine to be by using the buttons on the front panel. There are pre-sets depending on the type of material you’re foiling on to, but no matter which temperature you select, you can be sure that the platform will heat up in no time at all.
The FOILPRESS has been designed to work exclusively with the Gemini brand die-cutting and embossing machines and comes with a Foiling Platform that has been perfectly sized to fit in the Gemini Junior. However, if you have an original Gemini, don’t panic! You can purchase a Top Plate Extender, which will enable you to use the FOILPRESS alongside it.
Take a look at the video below for a bit more information!
How do you use the FOILPRESS?
The FOILPRESS is extremely easy to use and won’t take you long to get the hang of it. Once you do, you’ll be foiling absolutely everything!
Make sure the FOILPRESS is pre-heated and set the timer based on the selected material. Place the Foil Stamp Die (see our selection here) facing upwards on the purple non-slip surface of the Foiling Platform and press START on the base.
Trim your foil to the size needed to cover the Foil Stamp Die and, when the indicator light has turned green and a beep has sounded, remove the Foiling Platform and place foil with the coloured side down on top of the Foil Stamp Die.
Place your selected material face-down on top of the foil, then carefully add the top plate on top.
Using the Silicone Finger Grips, grasp by only the handle to carefully remove the Foiling Platform with top plate from the base (being careful not to touch the underside of the Foiling Platform) and offer to the opening of the Gemini Junior machine.
The material is now foiled and debossed! Using the Silicone Finger Grips remove the top plate and use the tweezers to carefully lift the material from the Foiling Platform.
By following these steps, you can create incredibly beautiful projects like the ones below!
What can you use with the FOILPRESS?
What makes the FOILPRESS even better? The fact that the accompanying FOILPRESS Papercraft Foils can be used on a huge variety of materials. Try them out on card (including pearl, vellum, mirror and glitter), acetate, faux leather, satin ribbon, organza ribbon, burlap or chipboard!
The world is about to get a little bit more glitzy, thanks to the Gemini FOILPRESS. If you want to create a lasting impression with your incredible papercrafts, make sure you take a look!