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Re: Group Spam

Susan Boyles
 

Thank you and sorry some bad apples made extra work for you.


Sincerely,


Susan Boyles

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From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Josie Smith <mjsmith39@...>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 6:34 PM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io <main@mtc-tuts.groups.io>
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Thanks Julie

On Mar 13, 2020, at 5:32 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I am so sorry for the spam messages that have been posted in this group recently. I am now moderating all new members, and all messages for the safety of everyone. Unfortunately, this means that I will need to approve each message before it is posted. So please be patient if there is a delay in seeing your messages. Thanks for your understanding.

Julie


Re: Group Spam

Josie Smith
 

Thanks Julie

On Mar 13, 2020, at 5:32 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I am so sorry for the spam messages that have been posted in this group recently. I am now moderating all new members, and all messages for the safety of everyone. Unfortunately, this means that I will need to approve each message before it is posted. So please be patient if there is a delay in seeing your messages. Thanks for your understanding.

Julie


Spring Popup Card

Julie Flanagan
 


Group Spam

Julie Flanagan
 

I am so sorry for the spam messages that have been posted in this group recently. I am now moderating all new members, and all messages for the safety of everyone. Unfortunately, this means that I will need to approve each message before it is posted. So please be patient if there is a delay in seeing your messages. Thanks for your understanding.

Julie


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

I am using the Brother HL-L2300D monochrome printer. It does 
not print in color. 

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On March 8, 2020 at 6:49 PM Suzy Fick <suzyfick@...> wrote:

Which inexpensive lazer printer do you recommend?


From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io>; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io <bbddcrickie@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil
 
I used the C adapter, but A works as well. I do use the pen spacing tool to get the correct height. 

Julie
On March 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Thanks, Julie.  That’s great to know.  Also, just out of curiosity, which adapter do you use when using the foil quill on the Pazzles?  Klo did a video showing that the “C” adapter is the one we should use but when I tried it, the quill pen was too high.  I had to use “A”.  I don’t think I inserted the pen incorrectly.  Anyway, the “A” adapter worked although I had to increase the pressure.

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

I tested the foil quill magnetic plate in the Pazzles Vue cutter. It worked. The magnets are very handy to use instead of having to tape down the foil. 

 

However, if you want to cut out the shape, I recommend that you cut it out before foiling on the regular mat. The reason I think this is better is that if you foil first, then try to cut around the foiled sheet, you either have to remove the magnetic plate and try to get your paper perfectly aligned for cutting around the foiled image, or you end up cutting a bit into the magnetic plate. I don't think cutting into the magnetic plate or even scratching it like happens with our regular mats, is good for the blade or the plate.

 

The magnetic plate will work very well with the foil quill designed for hand use, because the magnets will nicely hold the foil into position while you draw. If you are tracing using a light box, then you would not use the magnetic plate, as it would block the light. 

 

If you are foiling a very complex mandala, use the slowest speed. Make sure that you use the pen spacing tool to get the tip of the foil quill in the holder at the correct height. Also, be sure to tighten the clamp securely around the quill holder so that it doesn't slip up during the foiling process. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 

 


Re: Hot foil

Suzy Fick
 

Which inexpensive lazer printer do you recommend?


From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io>; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io <bbddcrickie@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil
 
I used the C adapter, but A works as well. I do use the pen spacing tool to get the correct height. 

Julie
On March 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Thanks, Julie.  That’s great to know.  Also, just out of curiosity, which adapter do you use when using the foil quill on the Pazzles?  Klo did a video showing that the “C” adapter is the one we should use but when I tried it, the quill pen was too high.  I had to use “A”.  I don’t think I inserted the pen incorrectly.  Anyway, the “A” adapter worked although I had to increase the pressure.

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

I tested the foil quill magnetic plate in the Pazzles Vue cutter. It worked. The magnets are very handy to use instead of having to tape down the foil. 

 

However, if you want to cut out the shape, I recommend that you cut it out before foiling on the regular mat. The reason I think this is better is that if you foil first, then try to cut around the foiled sheet, you either have to remove the magnetic plate and try to get your paper perfectly aligned for cutting around the foiled image, or you end up cutting a bit into the magnetic plate. I don't think cutting into the magnetic plate or even scratching it like happens with our regular mats, is good for the blade or the plate.

 

The magnetic plate will work very well with the foil quill designed for hand use, because the magnets will nicely hold the foil into position while you draw. If you are tracing using a light box, then you would not use the magnetic plate, as it would block the light. 

 

If you are foiling a very complex mandala, use the slowest speed. Make sure that you use the pen spacing tool to get the tip of the foil quill in the holder at the correct height. Also, be sure to tighten the clamp securely around the quill holder so that it doesn't slip up during the foiling process. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

I used the C adapter, but A works as well. I do use the pen spacing tool to get the correct height. 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Thanks, Julie.  That’s great to know.  Also, just out of curiosity, which adapter do you use when using the foil quill on the Pazzles?  Klo did a video showing that the “C” adapter is the one we should use but when I tried it, the quill pen was too high.  I had to use “A”.  I don’t think I inserted the pen incorrectly.  Anyway, the “A” adapter worked although I had to increase the pressure.

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

I tested the foil quill magnetic plate in the Pazzles Vue cutter. It worked. The magnets are very handy to use instead of having to tape down the foil. 

 

However, if you want to cut out the shape, I recommend that you cut it out before foiling on the regular mat. The reason I think this is better is that if you foil first, then try to cut around the foiled sheet, you either have to remove the magnetic plate and try to get your paper perfectly aligned for cutting around the foiled image, or you end up cutting a bit into the magnetic plate. I don't think cutting into the magnetic plate or even scratching it like happens with our regular mats, is good for the blade or the plate.

 

The magnetic plate will work very well with the foil quill designed for hand use, because the magnets will nicely hold the foil into position while you draw. If you are tracing using a light box, then you would not use the magnetic plate, as it would block the light. 

 

If you are foiling a very complex mandala, use the slowest speed. Make sure that you use the pen spacing tool to get the tip of the foil quill in the holder at the correct height. Also, be sure to tighten the clamp securely around the quill holder so that it doesn't slip up during the foiling process. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 


Re: Hot foil

Lynn Cook
 

Thanks, Julie.  That’s great to know.  Also, just out of curiosity, which adapter do you use when using the foil quill on the Pazzles?  Klo did a video showing that the “C” adapter is the one we should use but when I tried it, the quill pen was too high.  I had to use “A”.  I don’t think I inserted the pen incorrectly.  Anyway, the “A” adapter worked although I had to increase the pressure.

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Lynn Cook via Groups.Io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

I tested the foil quill magnetic plate in the Pazzles Vue cutter. It worked. The magnets are very handy to use instead of having to tape down the foil. 

 

However, if you want to cut out the shape, I recommend that you cut it out before foiling on the regular mat. The reason I think this is better is that if you foil first, then try to cut around the foiled sheet, you either have to remove the magnetic plate and try to get your paper perfectly aligned for cutting around the foiled image, or you end up cutting a bit into the magnetic plate. I don't think cutting into the magnetic plate or even scratching it like happens with our regular mats, is good for the blade or the plate.

 

The magnetic plate will work very well with the foil quill designed for hand use, because the magnets will nicely hold the foil into position while you draw. If you are tracing using a light box, then you would not use the magnetic plate, as it would block the light. 

 

If you are foiling a very complex mandala, use the slowest speed. Make sure that you use the pen spacing tool to get the tip of the foil quill in the holder at the correct height. Also, be sure to tighten the clamp securely around the quill holder so that it doesn't slip up during the foiling process. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

I tested the foil quill magnetic plate in the Pazzles Vue cutter. It worked. The magnets are very handy to use instead of having to tape down the foil. 

However, if you want to cut out the shape, I recommend that you cut it out before foiling on the regular mat. The reason I think this is better is that if you foil first, then try to cut around the foiled sheet, you either have to remove the magnetic plate and try to get your paper perfectly aligned for cutting around the foiled image, or you end up cutting a bit into the magnetic plate. I don't think cutting into the magnetic plate or even scratching it like happens with our regular mats, is good for the blade or the plate.

The magnetic plate will work very well with the foil quill designed for hand use, because the magnets will nicely hold the foil into position while you draw. If you are tracing using a light box, then you would not use the magnetic plate, as it would block the light. 

If you are foiling a very complex mandala, use the slowest speed. Make sure that you use the pen spacing tool to get the tip of the foil quill in the holder at the correct height. Also, be sure to tighten the clamp securely around the quill holder so that it doesn't slip up during the foiling process. 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

Julie
On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

Yes the laser printer prints in black will work for foiling in conjunction with a hot laminator. When printing, use high resolution to make sure you get excellent coverage of the foil while laminating. The hottest setting on the laminator works best. 

See my Black Friday Blog Post for links to products I use for foiling projects.
Scroll down some on the page to find the Foiling topic.

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 10:25 AM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I have an expensive laser all in one, lol.  Would that work for the projects you are talking about?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Dee Halsema via Groups.Io <dhalsema@...>; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

The printer I got that works great for foiling is a Brother HL-2300D. It is a monochromatic laser printer. 

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 10:57 PM "\"Dee Halsema via Groups.Io" <dhalsema@...> wrote:

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 


 

 



 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

The dies you purchased will not cut. They are specifically for foiling. If you do not have a Foil Press such as the Gemini Foil Press or the Glimmer Hot Foil System or other foil press, you would need to purchase one and use it with your die cutter or embossing machine. The foil stamps look like they should work with either of these two machines, because they appear to be very similar. Thickness of the metal stamps may be different, so you may need different shims when you place the platform and foiled pieces in the Die cutting/Embossing machine. 

The foils used for these Foil Press systems also work with the Foil Quills. 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

These are what I bought.  What machine or process do I need?   Are these not strong enough to cut?



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note10+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Date: 3/7/20 9:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io, Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>, Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.
Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.
With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

Julie


 
 
On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 



 

 


Re: Hot foil

Liz Ackerman
 

Hi Goldie
 
Here is a video that shows the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system and how its used:
 
 
I believe what you got was glimmer hot foil plates.
 
Liz
 
 
 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil
 
These are what I bought.  What machine or process do I need?   Are these not strong enough to cut?
 
 
 
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note10+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
 
 
-------- Original message --------
From: Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Date: 3/7/20 9:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io, Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>, Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil
 
There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 
 
Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.
Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 
 
Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.
 
Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.
 
I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 
 
The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.
 
This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.
 
I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.
 
With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.
With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.
 
See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.
 
Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 
 
Julie
 
 
On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 


 



 

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Re: Hot foil

Goldie Holzer
 

I have an expensive laser all in one, lol.  Would that work for the projects you are talking about?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Dee Halsema via Groups.Io <dhalsema@...>; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

The printer I got that works great for foiling is a Brother HL-2300D. It is a monochromatic laser printer. 

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 10:57 PM "\"Dee Halsema via Groups.Io" <dhalsema@...> wrote:

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 


 


Re: Hot foil

Goldie Holzer
 

These are what I bought.  What machine or process do I need?   Are these not strong enough to cut?



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note10+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Date: 3/7/20 9:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io, Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>, Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.
Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.
With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

Julie


 
On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 



 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

The printer I got that works great for foiling is a Brother HL-2300D. It is a monochromatic laser printer. 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 10:57 PM "\"Dee Halsema via Groups.Io" <dhalsema@...> wrote:

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS



On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:


There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.
Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.
With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

Julie


 
 
On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 



 
 

 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

Regular dies can be used on a hot foiling machine. But if they are dies meant for just foiling, then they most likely won't work for cutting. Do you have a foiling machine? If so, follow the directions for foiling that came with the machine. 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 11:13 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 



 


Re: Hot foil

Julie Flanagan
 

I do have it, and will give it a try today. I do not see why we should not be able to use it for quilling with the foil quill. 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM "Lynn Cook via Groups.Io" <bbddcrickie@...> wrote:

Julie,

 

Sometime ago I asked you if the foil quill magnetic mat was safe to use in the Pazzles InVue and you said you had one on order.  So have you tried it yet?

 

Lynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Goldie Holzer
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:13 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Thank you, Julie.   Reason I asked is that I was at HL in STL yesterday and they had some Glimmer Foil, and some glimmer dies (is that what they are) 75% off.  I bought them all, lol.

So 2 questions.   Are the dies usable as just dies?    And if using the foil (I bought that too, they had it as a discontinued thing). Do I need to purchase spellbinder’s hot foil machine?

THANKS!

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of "Dee Halsema via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:58 AM
To: main@mtc-tuts.groups.io; Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...>; Queen Nanu <news@...>; main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Hot foil

 

Julie, thank you so much for the great info! I've been shopping for an inexpensive monochrome printer that has wireless capability. There are *so many*. I've also been reading of so many having problems getting good results from their printer. Do you have any suggestions as to what printer to get? Thank you again & be blessed. 😊

 

Take Care & God Bless,
Dee Halsema
Proud Wife & Mother of U.S. Army Veterans
Life Is Nothing Without JESUS

 

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 09:29:47 PM CST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

 

 

There are many different methods for foiling. And there are different types of foil used with them. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with laser printers and laminators.

Some foil is designed to be used with adhesives. It can also be used with heat embossing. 

 

Some foil is designed to be used with foil presses using heat and pressure. Foil Quills also use this type of foil. I purchase the specific kind of foil that I know works with the machines I am using.

 

Having tried them all, I have different preferences for different types of projects.

 

I purchased an inexpensive monochromatic laser printer for designs that were best printed, and use "deco foil" over the printed designs with a laminator. I also cut designs from "toner sheets" (printed black sheets with laser printer), and use the deco foil and laminator. This works very nicely. 

 

The foil used for these projects is called Heat Reactive Foils or Toner Reactive Foils (TRF). These are designed to be used with machines such as the Minc, or with regular heat laminators.  I purchased a lifetime supply of this type of foil when Cricut cleared out all of their Yudu foils. This foil does not work with the Foil Quill or the Gemini Foil press. But it does work very well with any design that I print with my laser printer in black, cut the shape out with my cutter, and run the cut shape with my Yudu foils, and it turns out beautifully. Since I have lots and lots of this foil I use it a lot - but NOT with the Foilpress or Foil Quill.

 

This Deco foil also works with stamping glue or transfer gel with stamps or stencils, or when heat embossing stamped images.

 

 I like to use my Gemini Foil Press with the Gemini with the special foils that are made for use with heat and pressure.  This foil is different from Deco foil. It is called Heat Activated Foil. This is a low-temp foil that is formulated with special adhesive that transfers with pressure. Since our cutters apply pressure to this type of foil, and the Foil Quill provides the small amount of necessary heat, these foils work well with the Foil Quill and the Foil Press. This type of foil is sold by Spellbinders as Glimmer Foil for their Glimmer Hot Foil system, Crafter's Companion for the Gemini Foil Press, We R Memory Keepers for the Foil Quill, Couture Creations for the Go Press and Anna Griffin Foil system, etc.

 

You can also do foiling with embossing folders and the Foil Press. See this video for instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNT3jMsQyY

 

The foil presses are all very similar, but not all of the foils are created equally. All of the foils made for these systems should work with the Foil Quill, but the settings may vary. So it is very important to test the foils you wish to use with the systems that you have. The variable factors are temperature, time, pressure, and media type.

 

With the Foil Quill, you can adjust the draw pressure on your machine. Slow the speed down to increase time. For use on non-paper items, more time and pressure may be needed for successful foiling. Slow speeds with multiple passes, and/or denser foils such as the Crafter's Companion Multimedia foil may be required for foiling fabric, foam, wood veneer, chipboard, etc.

With this I can foil any die cut shape that I have.

 

See Jennifer McGuire's video covering 5 popular ways to use foil on cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ABXldEEv0  She has many other great videos on different foiling techniques.

 

Probably more information than you wanted. I watched a lot of videos before I purchased the Gemini Foil Press. As you have noted, there are a number of other machines that do foiling. Watch some comparison videos to get an idea of how they work and the types of foiling they do. I didn't purchase any other machines, so I cannot do some of the comparisons that others have done. YouTube is your friend. 

 

Julie

 

 

 

On March 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:

I’m so confused.  There are so many hot foil machines out there. None are cheap so wantto make the right decision.  Which ones do you guys use or recommend?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; Queen Nanu <news@...>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

 

The good thing is that "Love" focused cards are always relevant. They are great for a random act of kindness for someone who needs some extra love during a hard time. Go ahead. Make someone's day!

 

Julie

On March 7, 2020 at 4:30 AM Queen Nanu <news@...> wrote:

So beautiful. It's unfortunate Valentin is gone already


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


Re: New Book Card Design

Julie Flanagan
 

Julie

On March 8, 2020 at 4:46 AM "ckiamarie Ross via Groups.Io" <ckiamarie@...> wrote:
Can you send me this link. Sorry I can't find it.
Thanks,
Cathy 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Queen Nanu <news@...>
Date: 3/8/20 3:06 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

You are right Julie. 

 


Thermal Foil Troubleshooting (+ hacks & tricks to get the best transfer)

Queen Nanu <news@...>
 

 
Foil fusing is an incredibly fun way to turn plain printed pages into gorgeous metallic prints, without the need for specialty foiling equipment. You just need your dry toner print, a foil roll in your choice of color, a pouch laminator, and a protective sheet called a pouch carrier. 
But let's move onto the primary role of this particular post...troubleshooting. Foiling is fun and easy, but sometimes there are issues that are encountered along the way. This foil troubleshooting guide should help you fix the majority (if not all) of those foiling problems that you could potentially come across.
 


Re: New Book Card Design

ckiamarie Ross
 

Can you send me this link. Sorry I can't find it.
Thanks,
Cathy 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Queen Nanu <news@...>
Date: 3/8/20 3:06 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] New Book Card Design

You are right Julie. 

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