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Hot foil die making

Fellow forum goers, I am seeking some general advice regarding hot foil dies. It seems that i am unable to find the information I seek via general internet queries, so I'm trying a more direct quote.I am looking to make a die, about the size of a…Continue

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Hot foil die making

Fellow forum goers, I am seeking some general advice regarding hot foil dies. It seems that i am unable to find the information I seek via general internet queries, so I'm trying a more direct quote.I am looking to make a die, about the size of a book (so something around 8.5x5.5 inches). However, I'm trying to avoid the full cost of a typical die because I only need to get 1 stamp out of it.One thing I have stumbled across is the possibility of using non-metal materials as the die. High…See More
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