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Colourfoil ltd (formerly J.T.Marshall & Mackrell & Co)
Established for over 100 years.

Colourfoil is a supplier to the hot foil printing industry. The company was formed from a merger of two businesses, who were already established suppliers in the print supplies market John T Marshall and Mackrell & Co. 

Colourfoil bring years of experience to every die we produce and take pride in our reputation for high quality engraving. 

We can etch plates up to 20 x 20 

Copper, Magnesium, Brass and silicone rubber dies available 

All our dies are hand finished by skilled staff 

Same day turnaround On Magnesium Dies. 

Our copper dies are routed using our unique co-ordinate system, which allows us to machine to within a 1mm of your design 

In-house artwork available 

Royal mail Special delivery as standard 

Email your artwork for direct to plate convenience. 

Please enquire about our other product ranges, which include decorative wheels, hand tools and type.

01255 425519
01255 224939

Colourfoil ltd.,
Orchard Works, London Road, Clacton on sea, CO15 3SY

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Dies Direct

Dies Direct are producers of over 20,000 brass, magnesium & copper hot stamping & embossing dies per year.

Our expert staff and top of the range equipment means all dies are despatched out the door within 48 hours to UK addresses.

We offer an in-house design team and dies above and beyond your regular size.

01473 707224

Dies Direct
Foxtail Road
Ransomes Euro Park
Suffolk IP3 9RT

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Grabern Engraving

Grabern Engraving

Welcome to Grabern Engraving

Grabern Engraving, based in Chelmsford, has been established since 1977.

At Grabern Engraving we have a small, but experienced and conscientious team.  We aim to provide an efficient, competitive and friendly service which will give you the quality you need and any individual requirements fully catered for.

Our company specialises in the manufacture of high quality chemically etched Copper, Magnesium and moulded Silicon rubber dies.

These dies are used by the printing industry for Hot Foiling and Embossing.

Embossing dies can be supplied with flexible or semi rigid counterforces according to your needs.

Copper dies are also used as Electrodes for Spark eroding by the Engineering industry.

We can work from your artwork in any format from paper copy and film to computer files such as pdf.

We can also create and amend artwork for you, from a simple line of text to intricate graphics.

01245 468223
01245 469121
Grabern Engraving, 28 Montrose Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6TX

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Metallic Elephant

Metallic Elephant was formed in early 2008 with the simple mission of supplying quality Hot Foil Blocks at affordable prices.

Metallic Elephant can supply all your foil stamping and embossing needs, we supply magnesium flat foiling dies, blind embossing sets and counter forces. We have excellent studio facilities and can create artwork or advise where necessary.

We are a small, but skilled and experienced team, this means we have low overheads and can offer competitive prices to you the customer

 Why Metallic Elephant for Hot Foil Blocks?

Customer is No 1 priority
highest quality dies
Same Day turnaround
Competitive Pricing


Whether you are a small or large company our service is the same - a fast friendly service supplied by knowledgeable staff backed up by our high quality products

Many of the traditional skills involved in maintaining hot foil machines can once again be obtained through Metallic Elephant.

We offer repairs and spares for many of the popular JTM and Impress machines on the market, such as Dut 21, Series 80,82,98 and Hm4s to name but a few.

We also sell new and second user hot foil machines and foil cutters.

 0844 800 33 74

Metallic Elephant,
61 Larkfield Road, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8PX

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Northmeade CNC

At Northmeade we produce high quality Embossing Dies, Braille Dies, and Hot Foiling Dies for the print finishing industry.
We supply tooling to a some of the largest manufacturers in the UK and overseas, using ARTCAM software to create tooling which is then hand finished to ensure that each piece passes our rigorous quality checks.
We have over fifteen years experience in intaglio engraving using both hand engraving and CNC technology.
Our Embossing Dies are of the highest possible quality.
All our programmers are time served hand engravers who are able to meet the most exacting standards.
We manufacture Fluted Foil Dies for the Greetings Card and Packaging industries. Whether you require one or one hundred, you can be sure that each one is of the highest quality.
We also manufacture Braille Embossing Dies for the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Dot profile can be custom defined to meet your specific requirements. We offer a programming service for customers that wish to machine their own tooling.
This can be a cost effective alternative to employing a full time programmer, especially during busier periods.

Our pricing structure offers a balance of the highest quality of craftsmanship at the most competitive price on the market.

Contact Paul Seddon.

 0151 531 6633   (Mobile 07918 672191)

  08717 143091                                       

Northmeade CNC,
Unit 1, Sefton Lane Industrial Estate, Maghull, Liverpool L31 8BX

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