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Started by lovinpaper. Last reply by Joyce Nohner Feb 3.
I thought we could share our foiling when we try something new.Continue
Started by Avra Williams. Last reply by Avra Williams Jul 1, 2017.
Hi! I just tried foiling for the first time the other day. I have a Scotch laminator that I've had for several years and don't want to invest in another if I don't have to. I only tried a couple of…Continue
Started by Sherry Hedger Jun 5, 2017.
I have a question- I am looking to use my laser printer to print a name and foil-but I also want to stamp on my card- Do I laser and foil first ?? Then ink and heat emboss?? Continue
Had a Royal Sovereign but it burned out - forgot to turn it off and it doesn't have an automatic shut off The mini Minc, on sale so many places, is definitely better. But I would advise unplugging it when you're done, or else using a surge protector - power failure took out my first one., I mustn't have a (gold foil) magic touch. But I love the technique. It takes my cards to a whole new level.
Thanks for all the great tips about foiling. I ended up ordering the Royal Sovereign laminator that Gina was using in her demonstration and have had very good luck using it with the black and white paper I ordered from Gina K. I put my project inside a folded piece of cardstock and use the 5 mil setting and run it through twice and have had very few black spots. I did try using an iron on a small project but apparently I pushed too hard for too long as I had foil all the way around the edge of the project, too!
Jane, I have a laminator as well, and when I used it I ran the paper through 2 or 3 times. But I really can't give a great review on the minc machine I have, as I have only used it twice. But like I said before I did still get a couple of black spots. I will get a chance to play soon and I'll report back and let y'all know whatI get! LOL
I use the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc machine and have NO spots at all, anytime I've foiled. Hope I didn't just jinx that, but I highly recommend that machine. It doesn't even have to warm up but for a few seconds.
Jane, seems several of us with laminators are having problems with the black spots. I get them sometime and not others. I let my laminator warm up for approximately 10 minutes to get really hot, yesterday I got 2 good and 2 with spots. They were different colors of foil, but we all on GK sheets so don't have an answer for you. I'm seriously thinking of getting the Mini minc as it gets a lot hotter. Also, think this is just a trial and error process. There are several videos on this, you might watch some of them to see if you learn anything new. And if you do, let us all know!
Jane, I think it is quite the learning curve. Many of us are getting those black spots that show through the foil. Maybe the laminator does not get hot enough, or maybe something like dust is invading, or who knows. My next try will be with an iron. My sister did this, but I have not seen her work. She took her laminator back to Wal-Mart and got her money back as she thought her iron did a better job. I keep moving my foiling items out of my eye-sight so I am not overwhelmed. I keep trying things and some work, but some do not. Good Luck!
After getting more time to read your posts, I see that the black showing through the gold is a fairly common problem. I didn't see anyone commenting on using the Royal Sovereign laminator that Gina used in her demo--anyone want to comment on whether it does a consistent good job of transferring the foil. Or has it been determined that where the gold doesn't transfer, there is a foreign substance (dust) on the card (?)
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