For more than 40 years, BLOCKMASTER
has been making an IMPRESSION on the hotfoil stamping
industry with their uniquely designed machine, which
has established Blockmaster as leaders in their sector
of the market.
BLOCKMASTER units are inherently
different from most other blocking machines because
a platen toggle system was invented and developed and
used in a tabletop hand operated version.
This unique design makes the
machinery easy to operate with the item being printed,
foil, dies or type visible at all times, eliminating
guesswork when setting up and preparing to print. The
design also allows for both right and left handed users.
has more than
40 Years of Experience
BLOCKMASTER incorporate as standard,
a fully automatic foil rewinder, foil pull and impression
The handle that the operator uses transmits
its movements to the platen through a toggle mechanism, which
not only speeds up the movement but enables a uniform pressure
to be applied effectively and with the minimum of effort.
Blocking foils are available in a wide range of colours and
finishes including special effect foils from Blockmaster,
along with all other necessary supplies.
With BLOCKMASTER more than 1,500 impressions
per hour can be realistically achieved and several colours
can be printed simultaneously.
Used in a multitude of industries,
BLOCKMASTER hotfoil blocking machines can be adapted to practically
any article to be imprinted. Since
its inception, Blockmaster has sold its machines to more than
60 countries world-wide and is ever expanding its influence
in the market.
After 40 years of making machines and
supplying foil, dies, type and all the necessary accessories,
BLOCKMASTER believes it is safe to say that it knows
what is required and how to achieve it.
The Group Company started in 1957 as Pad
Suppliers Ltd manufacturing pads and boxes for the jewellery
trade, as indeed they still do, being one of the largest suppliers
and manufacturers of Jewellery packaging and displays, in
the UK today. Part of this process involves foil blocking
names and decorative markings onto boxes and liners. By 1964
they were operating at least five blocking machines alongside
one that they had designed themselves, and with which they
were particularly pleased. A customer visiting their works
at about this time saw one of their operators using the "home
made" blocking machine and was so impressed by the speed
and quality of the work that was being achieved that he virtually
demanded to be allowed to buy one for himself. They agreed
to make one for him and in so doing laid the foundation of
another business, Blockmaster, to run alongside the already
successful jewellery box business.
Blockmaster machines are inherently different from
most other blocking machines, because the Company were
users before they became manufacturers, and had developed
a lot of ideas of their own which they were determined
to incorporate into the machines they made. Other machines
are referred to as "up and down machines",
meaning that the platen rises and falls vertically.
This didn't work effectively for them, as it meant that
the operator could not see the work clearly or even
if the foil was feeding properly.
Certainly, when one operates a Blockmaster these problems
do not occur.
The unique design makes the machine easy to operate
with the foils and dies visible at all times. This eliminates
the guesswork when setting up the machine and making
Blockmaster machines are well designed, easy to feed and
easy to operate. They are fast as well, more than 1,500 impressions
per hour can be realistically achieved.