Our Facilities

We have an extensive range of large format and small format machinery across all of the Blockfoil sites.

The experts at Blockfoil will not only guide you in how best to use foil but will give you an overview of the blocking process, if requested, to enable you to speak with confidence to your clients about the process in future.

Latest, state-of-the-art machinery

Since 1981, we've been investing in our staff and facilities to create a workshop which creates quality products.

Platens / Flat Beds

The foil area is applied using an up. down stamping method. It has production speeds up to 7,000 sheets per hour. Suitable for heavier papers up to heavy boards. They achieve fine detail foiling and a deep and crisp emboss. 

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    Bobst 1260 Foilmaster x 2
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    MK 1060ST B1 x 2


The foil area is rolled onto the material. The cylinder machine has production speeds up to 2,000 sheets per hour. Suitable for lightweight paper up to mid-weight boards as well as book cloth and other unusual materials. They achieve very fine detail foiling and large coverage, solid foil areas.

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    B1 x 1
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    SRA1 x 1
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    B2 x 1

Small Platens

With a Heidelberg GTP the die mounts on the heated plate. Then the substrate feeds into the underside of the plate using a gripper arm. The foil impression remains on the paper or board as the foil passes over the die.

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    SRA3 x 1
Blockfoil ISO 9001 Certificate 8210 (ID 7823)-1
Iso 9001

Blockfoil is proud to have held ISO 9001 certification since 1993, and it has covered all branches since 1999.

ISO 9001 shows that we meet the expected criteria for quality assurance.

It is a worldwide standard that specifies requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). Companies showing the ISO 9001 logo must show the ability to provide a product and service that meets customers needs.

Iso 14001

Blockfoil is serious about the growing concerns with protecting the environment.

The Blockfoil Group is proud to hold ISO 14001 certification for all trade foiling sites.

ISO 14001 is a worldwide agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). It helps companies improve their environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

Since the start of the ISO program, Blockfoil has slowly transferred waste disposal from landfill sites and now 100% of our waste is re-pulped, composted or recycled.

Blockfoil ISO 14001 Certificate 8210 (ID 7824)-1