Why choose Blockfoil?
- The most comprehensive range of hot foiling equipment in the UK
- A skilled and experienced workforce
- In-house design studio
- High levels of quality and service – to ISO 9001 quality standards
- We hold ISO 14001 environmental accreditation
- One of the first companies in the UK to receive Zero Foil 2 Landfill accreditation
- No job is too large or too small
- Over 50 million sheets foiled every year
- In-house die making to shorten job time from receipt of artwork to press
- In-house machine servicing and maintenance to cut press downtime
The History of Blockfoil
All three Blockfoil sites receive Zero Foil 2 landfill accreditation.
A new state of the art ‘smart milling’ machine is installed to sit alongside the already existing CNC machines to increase die production.
Blockfoil Nottingham invest in the fastest foiling machine in the UK trade foiling industry.
The offices in Manchester and Nottingham both expand their sites to cope with increased volumes of work.
Blockfoil Manchester add a second Bobst 1260 foiling press following the success of the first machine.
The Ipswich factory installs its second MK 1060 flat bed foiling machine.
Blockfoil achieves the ISO14001 environmental standard.
The Manchester factory installs its second large format flat-bed machine. A Bobst 1260 foiling machine.
A second CNC engraving machine for die manufacture is installed. Security Foiling celebrates its first 25 years with a memorable party in Norfolk.
Security Foiling wins its largest MicroPOISE order to date. 250 machines for a company in West Africa. This is followed by the first part of an order for MicroPOISE machines to be installed at all embassies around the world for a Middle Eastern country.
Nottingham invests in a second MK 1060 flat-bed foiling machine. Dies Direct invests in a CNC engraving machine for die manufacture.
Blockfoil invest in two further MK1060 flat bed foiling machines for the Manchester and Ipswich branches.
Blockfoil invests in a new MK1060 flat bed foiling machine for Blockfoil Nottingham.
Printafoil is sold to Reflections Print Lamination Limited and the Bristol office to Celloglas Limited.
Blockfoil acquired the assets of Cotswold Laminators. An established laminating and spot UV company. The business is merged with the Bristol office into its current site in Clevedon, South Bristol.
Blockfoil is acquired by Barry Corbett and Peter Starling in March 2004. It was previously owned by Bridgepoint, the venture capitalist.
The Nottingham factory doubles its size to accommodate the merger with the Leicester factory.
Blockfoil acquires the long established Printafoil. They subsequently merge Blockfoil London and Printafoil into the Printafoil site in Mitcham.
The Nottingham office is opened. Its based on its current site in Hucknall, North Nottingham.
Blockfoil achieves the ISO9001 quality standard.
The two London businesses, Blockfoil London and Gibson Cutting & Foiling are merged and moved into a new site in Mitcham, South London.
The Group was bought by Bridgepoint, a venture capitalist, together with Barry Corbett and Chris Griffiths.
Manchester moves to its current site in Middleton.
Scotfoil starts up in July 1994, based in Cumbernauld, Scotland.
Blockfoil acquires the assets of Gibson Cutting & Foiling. Gibson were an established cutting and creasing company based in Mitcham, South London.
The London office starts in Chessington.
Security Foiling is opened in Ipswich. Its focus is the security print market.
The Bristol office opens up in Clevedon, South Bristol.
The in-house engineering company, SF Services, starts up.
Manchester opens its doors for the first time.
The Ipswich office starts its in-house die making and design studio.
The Ipswich site moves to its current location on Ransomes Europark.
The group starts trading in March 1981. We start with three GTPs in Ipswich.