Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System

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This item is only compatible with power requirements that are the same as found in the United States and Canada.  Consumers who purchase a different power source in any other part of the world will void manufacturer's warranty.   Note: The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System is an accesso...  Full Description & Details
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This item is only compatible with power requirements that are the same as found in the United States and Canada.  Consumers who purchase a different power source in any other part of the world will void manufacturer's warranty.  

Note: The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System is an accessory tool to use with your die cutting machine. You must have a die cutting machine in order to use this system. 

Contents:

  • 1 Hot Foil Stamp Press Machine
  • 6’ power cord
  • Acrylic Spacer Shim
  • Thin Shim
  • Silicone cooling pad
  • Metal stamp tweezers
  • Two Glimmer Plates
  • Starter foil rolls in silver and rose gold
  • Instruction manual

Here’s a super cool new and fabulous tool to add glamorous foil to your DIY projects by Spellbinders! What is the Glimmer Hot Foil System? This system makes it easy to add foil elements to your paper crafting projects with the help of your die cutting machine. 

Once you get your hands on this foiling system you’re going to want to add foil to everything! The Glimmer Hot Foil System is an innovative system that is an accessory to use with your die cutting machine. A die cutting machine that uses sandwiches is required to use this foil system. Some of the most popular compatible die cutting machines are the Platinum 6, Big Shot, We R Evolution, Vagabond and more.

This lightweight system is compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil Collection of plates and foils (sold separately). The plates are thicker than regular dies and they transfer foil to your paper crafts. The Glimmer Foil comes in a variety of colors and packs.

We know you’ll love adding elegant and foiled design to your cards, pages, invitations, banners, treat bags, place cards, party favors, thank you notes, save the date cards, engagement or baby announcements and anything else that you can think of that needs to look luxurious!

How to Use the Glimmer Hot Foil System:

  • Plug in the machine
  • Turn on system and wait for it to heat up
  • Place Glimmer plate on the heating surface and press the timer button (raised design of plate is to be facing up)
  • Wait until the timer button turns a solid green (approximately 30 seconds)
  • Place Glimmer foil on the hot foil plate (plate temperature is 220 degrees so please use caution as to not get burned)
  • Add desired material (foil is placed foiled side down), place material (cardstock, paper, etc.) over the foil and add the necessary shims
  • Remove the entire platform from the system
  • Run your "Glimmer Hot Foil" sandwich slowly through your die cutting machine
  • Remove shims
  • Place the platform back in the base
  • Slowly peel foil from material
  • There you have it, you now have a foiled masterpiece!

Materials that work well with the Glitter Hot Foil System, when used with the proper shim, pad and plate – refer to instruction manual:

  • Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Leather
  • Watercolor paper
  • Chipboard
  • Fabric

Tips:

  • If you get a little excess foil in unintended spots on your project, gently use an eraser to remove it.
  • Not enough foil? Try using one or two cardstock shims when you run it though your die cutting machine to apply more pressure.
  • You can also emboss, letterpress and add ink to the plates without using the heat.
  • Cut your heat activated foil as close to the size of your plate as possible, with rounded edges.
  • Cut the corners of your foil before laying it on top of the plate, this eliminates the possibility of the corners folding up and it makes it easier to remove the foil after it’s run through your die cutting machine.
  • Clean unwanted or melted foil off of the platform, shim, or pad with Un-Du (adhesive remover, sold separately) and gently scrape with a flat edge. 

Glimmer Hot Foil FAQs:

Which die cutting machines are compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?

The Spellbinders Platinum, Platinum 6, Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine, Sizzix Big Shot, Big Shot Plus, Big Shot Express, and Big Kick, Vagabond, We R Evolution, and RG Amaze. 

Which machines are NOT compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil System? 

The Glimmer Hot Foil System is NOT compatible with the Cuttlebug, Side Kick, or any other machine that cannot cut Steel Rule Dies and does not have at least a 6" long platform. 

Can the Glimmer Hot Foil System use the Go, Press and Foil Machine Dies? 

Yes!

Can you use any brand of heat transfer foil with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?

Unfortunately, no. Other popular foils like ThermoWeb and Minc are toner based and will not work in this system. This machine does not use a toner to adhere the foil.

Can you use any die with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?

Technically, you can use most metal wafer thin dies, however they may not create beautiful designs. Some do not make sense with this system as they were created to cut out shapes. If you do decide to try a new wafer thin die, keep this in mind and add an extra cardstock shim or two, as water thin dies are slightly thinner than the Glimmer plates. 

You’re going to have hours of fun adding just the right amount of WOW to your projects! In no time, you’ll be creating foiled invitations or save the date cards for your wedding or event, banners for that important fundraiser, a handmade card creation for the special graduate or scrapbook pages for future generations to enjoy!

The system can be used with your own collection of dies; however, it’s only going to transfer the cut of the die producing a delicate design in comparison to the available coordinating plates. To view the heat activated Glimmer Foil Rolls and variety packs (click here) or the Glimmer Plates (click here).

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94% of buyers would recommend
  • Love the Versatility of the Glimmer!!!

    This system is so much fun to work with. It is unique and different from a foil machine, as it allows you to work with so many types of materials. I created beautifully foiled Christmas cards, but my favorite way to use the Glimmer Hot Foil machine is to emboss napkins with foil sentiments. They look like they were purchased at a fancy store! I cannot wait to work with other materials-it also works with things like leather, wood grain paper, velvet paper...make sure you own a manual die cutting machine as this is an accessory to be used with one.

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  • Verified Buyer

    I am impressed

    I saw the 2 videos available here before I went ahead and purchased this system because I, too, have a Vagabond plus I have Minc system. I love my Minc, but the foils only work on laser printed images. I bought this system because it is much simpler and it has lovely dies for my son's wedding. Everything works as promised and I had a great deal of fun trying each and every die. I did not use a heavy cardstock because of the warning and I can see why rolling it thru my Vagabond would be too tight and cause issues with the foil. I also trimmed the foil as closely as I could. Everything worked fine for me and my foils worked perfectly! And I was very pleased that Scrapbook.com was the only store that had this system and was selling it prior to the 10/1 release date! One caveat: Although the demonstrators casually mention that they don't know if it's hot enuff to burn you, IT IS HOT ENUFF TO BURN YOU! Use the tools and you'll be fine!

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  • Good Foil Machine

    Like the glimmer machine, it doesn't work as well as the video show it. I have tried several cards that the foil sticks on which damage the complete top layer of the card. I will say that the larger dies work wonderfully. I would recommend but not for smaller dies.

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  • Verified Buyer

    Love it!!!

    I love using my Glimmer Hot Foil System. It is so easy to use and you get absolutely beautiful results. It is smaller than I thought which is good because it doesn't take up much counter space. I love that I foil from this machine then take it straight to my Sizzix machine. I was able to use other Dies with the Glimmer System (some work, some don't). You just have to play around with Dies to see which ones work. I bought the Glimmer System on sale and I'm really happy with it. It is worth buying.

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  • What a Fantastic Machine!!

    First time ever trying out a machine like this and I have to say I absolutely love it! It's pretty, light weight, compact and easy to use. It has everything you need to play with it right away! Plus
    you can use your thin dies to create beautiful details on your projects and the additional plates are budget friendly too! A note: The key to great transfers every time is running it through your Platinum 6 very slowly, this way it transfers evenly:)

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  • Verified Buyer

    WOW, AMAZING!

    Love this machine, I bought a TODO earlier this summer and wasn't impressed. this glimmer and the spellbinder stamps are wonderful, they work every time one pass with my cut'n'boss, I have already made some amazing cards...I love the non-skid plate, the stamps stay where you put . Can't say enough good things about this product....Scrapbook.com was so prompt in getting my order in the mail,I will order from them again for sure!! Have a great day!!

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  • Verified Buyer

    I found my new favorite thing :)

    This Hot foil system is so easy to use and you get beautiful results every time. I love that you can foil a sentiment on your projects just by doing a few steps. You can even emboss using this system. Other systems only foil if it’s printed with a laser printer, which is kind of a hassle for me. But this system totally removes that step, the less steps I have to do the better. The size is perfect, I can just slide it into my Alex drawers and it’s out of the way.
    Great little machine that adds a beautiful foil touch to my projects. I totally recommend it.

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  • Foil All The Things!

    I am obsessed with the Glimmer Hot Foil System! The look of foil on colored cardstock just never grows old. I cannot wait to hand make my Christmas cards this year with foil accents. It blows me away just how easy the system is. I need all the foil and hot foil plates!! Happy to report "hot" is really just rather warm, not burning temps!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Glimmer hot foil system

    This machine works great. The timer is a great plus . I’ve only used it a short , but my cards came out beautiful. You must cut the foil close to the die. The extra foil sometimes sticks to the cardstock. The machine does take up space but it is worth it. This machine is so much better than the other machine that needs the special black paper. I give this machine 5 stars.

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  • Great System

    I just love my new Glimmer Hot Foil System. It works like a charm and I can have beautiful cards made PDQ! Everything you need is included and it doesn't take much room.

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  • An Anonymous User
    How does this machine differ from the GoPress hot foil machine?   By: User (23-Sep-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Haven't received mine but it has a loose plate on top instead of a hinged plate I know. By: Starblueak (24-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I will write a review this weekend which will include pros and cons for each machine. If you own the GoPress it will work very similar. I own that machine but had trouble. Then I watched videos on both these machines and decided to purchase the Spellbinders machine. Both work very similar. If you already own one or the other and do not want to spend more money, then keep what you have. Basics of machines are on/off, heat time, and cover plate. If I did not own a machine at all and saw them work, I would go with the Spellbinders. There are more involved differences which I will post in my review soon. Hope this helps for now. By: Furgie (26-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Will it work with a Cuttle Bug? What kind of foil can be used?   By: User (06-Sep-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Unfortunately, no. This Glimmer Foil System will not work with the Cuttlebug.
      The Glimmer system can be used with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil.
      I am including a link below:
      https://www.scrapbook.com/store/spe-glf-011.html By: Amber Boren (07-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I do not know about the Cuttlebug. I have used foil from Spellbinders, We R Memory, and Gemini. All work fine. I prefer the Spellbinders though. With this machine their foil seemed to work best, and the cost is good. All three work just fine though. By: Furgie (26-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I like some of these dies. Can I order the die and use it in my Big Shot? No foil, just use it as a regular die?   By: User (20-Feb-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use any dies with this system?   By: kittycatinkc (29-Aug-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I own this machine, and we can use other dies created for the same purpose. We can also use the back side of regular cut dies for a thicker/wider transferred design, can also use the front of a regular cut die to JUST GET THE CUT LINE AREA transferred with the foil. I spoke with SB with some questions I had a lot of spill over of the foil, I also wanted to know if Couture Creations foils would work. their reply to some of my questions:
      1) Couture creations hot foil does work with Spellbinders Glimmer Machine
      - Ensure that the foil is "thermal foil" this type of foil is ideal
      (We used Spellbinders foil)
      2) You are able to foil on card stock but we do not recommend it because of it's thickness nor do we recommend textured paper
      3) Spellbinders tutorials and videos will be using Neenah Paper of either 80 or 110 lb
      4) Tip: try to get foil around the same size of the plate w/ edges of the foil cut
      5) Big shot machine is compatible but you may have to adjust and readjust the sandwich formula due to the tolerance of the machine

      The spill is due to the amount of pressure going through the machine. It may be because you are using card stock. Please stay tuned to our YouTube and blog, we will be releasing tips and tutorials soon. That will give a better visual.

      Hope this helps! By: KSG (04-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • go to the spellbinder site, they have all the information about compatibility, etc....!! good luck and have fun By: LJFWOK (02-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use Stampin' Up/Sizzix thin cuts in the Glimmer?   By: Susiephred (31-Dec-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Technically you can use any thin die. But keep in mind the only part that will foil on a regular die is the raised cutting line. So for example you have a word die, you will only get the word outline. There is no solid fill on any cutting die. By: vsown (01-Jan-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    What is the difference between this machine and the Go, press and foil machine. I have seen tons more demo's with that machine, but liked the set up of this one ie. no guessing if the light that says it's ready is a true read. Can you use the cut and foil dies in this machine?   By: User (29-Oct-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • As far as I can see and I do not profess to be a professional, if you are using another machine (mine are the CutnBoss or the Evolution Advanced) to accommodate the width of the heating element you need to be able to set the depth of the material to be inserted to accommodate the embossing choice. if there is too much pressure the dies will cut through the material being foiled and it seems to be that a foil design created for a foil effect is rarely subject to the cutting of the die cut (thin lit) dies. Yes, you can use die thin cut type dies but you must be careful when passing the heating element stack through the press to accommodate your desired effect. By: Sreb (31-Oct-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I just posted a response to another users question. I will post a review this weekend based on my experiences. But in short term, they are both similar as far as dies and foils you can use. It’s the basics of the machine itself that operate differently. If I had to choose which machine, I would go with Spellbinders. I have both and prefer theirs. I have dies from both, as well as foils from three different companies. All work interchangeabley. By: Furgie (26-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can this be used with a Vagabond 2?
    Thanks,
    Aletha   By: AJs Design Artz (31-Aug-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • PS i have the vagabond 2, so it is compatible with By: LJFWOK (02-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Big Shot Works but have to work with sandwich shims etc to get it just right. so I would thing pretty much any machine of this nature will work just have to find what works better for each machine... By: KSG (04-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • can the minc foil work with this machine?   By: marlynrose (04-Oct-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Unfortunately the reactive transfer foils used with the MINC do not work with this machine. I've had success using the heat foils from Spellbinders, Crafter's Companion, and We R.

      This article really helped me understand everything about foil and what works with what machine :D:
      https://www.scrapbook.com/articles/crafting-with-foil By: Jenn-in-the-Box (06-Oct-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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