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bulletDies Direct
bulletGrabern Engraving
bulletMetallic Elephant
bulletNorthmeade Engraving

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Blinford Graphics Limited

We are an established family business of 20 years and we manufacture letterpress printing plates, hotfoil and embossing dies. The various thickness of metals we produce are: 16g (1.63mm), 8g (4mm) and 1/4" (6.35mm) in both zinc and magnesium and 5g (5mm) in magnesium only. We also provide a type high wood mounting service for the 16g zinc.

We have an in house design department who can provide artwork for your specific requirements. Alternatively you could post or email artwork or it may be supplied on disk. (Please enquire about file formats).

We also manufacture presentation, memorial plaques and nameplates. These can be made to your own individual requirements or to our standard designs. We are only too happy to assist and advise on individual needs. Our friendly, experienced staff would be pleased to quote you on request either by email, fax or phone.

01922 495292
01922 711036

Blinford Graphics Limited, Unit 2, 6 Bell Lane, Walsall WS3 2JW

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The Block Shop
No gimmicks, No free offers, Just a genuine service


Letterpress plates / Hot Foil plates / Embossing plates.


Film Negatives / Positives / Bromide prints.


Laser scanned halftones, Typesetting and Artwork.


Same day turnaround.


All our prices and quotes include VAT and first class return postage.


Royal Mail Special Delivery and TNT Express couriers for next day delivery, available on request.


Plates manufactured in 3 gauge (6.35mm thick), 5 gauge (5.00mm thick), 8 gauge (4.00mm thick), 12 gauge (2.64mm thick), 14 gauge (2.32mm thick), 16 gague (1.63mm thick).

0151 486 2821
The Block Shop, Photocast Products, 78 Venture Point West, Evans Road, Speke L24 9PB.

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Centurion Graphics

Manufacturers of high quality hot foil blocks and flexo polymer plates.

Provide your own artwork, or take advantage of out in-house art department.
Digital artwork can be supplied on disk or sent via e-mail,
please enquire about file formats.

All prices include VAT. All prices include postage and packing with the exception of wood mounted blocks.


for the 1st 10 sq. inches (65 sq. cms)
then POA
per sq. inch (6.5 sq. cms) onward


for the 1st 10 sq. inches (65 sq. cms)
then POA
per sq. inch (6.5 sq. cms) onward


for the 1st 10 sq. inches (65 sq. cms)
then £POA
per sq. inch (6.5 sq. cms) onward


for the 1st 10 sq. inches (65 sq. cms)
then POA
per sq. inch (6.5 sq. cms) onward


per block


per ¼ hour

All prices include VAT @ 15%
All prices include UK postage & packing
(with the exception of wood mounted blocks)

01772 610666
0870 7066032

PO Box 935, Preston, PR4 5WY

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C. P. Engravers
The friendly and, we hope, helpful blockmakers

We produce mounted letterpress blocks, hot foil printing dies, or embossing plates in all the usual thickness in zinc or magnesium using your artwork, or we can create it for you.

We endeavor to return your work the same day, but like you we are only human.

Why not fax a copy of your next job stating thickness and type of metal, then we can quote a price for you to compare with others.


C. P. Engravers, Mill House, Mill Road, Caerphilly, Mid-Glam. CF83 3FH

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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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SuperDie© and SuperT©: custom made, type-high, all metal dies for hot stamping and printing;

DieBlock©: magnesium metal plate for making type-high dies from flat 1/4 inch die plates; same product sold as TOOLING PLATE

MAG.FIRE.XTNGSHR©: dry powder (class D) for fighting most metal fires

DieBoard©: printer's make-ready for embossing and debossing; METAL TYPE FONTS (TYPE): type-high (0.918 inch tall; world-wide standard height for printer's type) zinc, brass and steel alphabetic characters and other symbols for printing, hot stamping and other marking applications.

+1 918-396-4501

77777 SuperDie Park
PO Box 219
Skiatook Lake, OK 74070

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Falcontec Limited



Here at Falcontec we manufacture a wide range of flat and rotary foiling and embossing products using high quality copper and brass.  Our experienced team can etch or engrave the finest of detail to a minimum of 0.1mm line thickness.  Multi toned and varying depths can be achieved as required, with expert hand finishing giving the desired, completed result.  

All work is carried out in our own facility. Why not take advantage of our ability to re-draw and re-create artwork from jpg and bitmap images providing a finished product with sharp clean lines to create the perfect result.  With over 40 years of experience our team can accommodate any customers’ specific requirements.

Falcontec take great pride in both working with and supporting our customers.  We are always here to offer help and advice and to experiment with any trials and product development requirements you may have.  Our friendly, approachable, experienced team will leave you feeling confident that our service and support is second to none.


0121 550 1076

Falcon House, Mucklow Hill, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8DT

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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 Hm4’s 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 compet