Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved

  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
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  • Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved
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Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System - New And Improved

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Are you ready for a new foiling experience? If so, you will love working with this new Glimmer Hot Foil System from Spellbinders. There are so many features with this system, you will need plenty of time to experiment and play with the machine and its accessories. Welcome to a new dimension in crafting!  Full Description & Details
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Contents: This box includes: 

  • One Glimmer Hot Foil Machine from Spellbinders
  • One power cord with a cord keeper feature on the bottom of the base
  • Two Glimmer Plates 
  • One thin shim 
  • One acrylic spacer pad 
  • One silicone cooling pad 
  • Two starter foil rolls in Gold and Rainbow
  • One Magnetic Pick-Up Tool 
  • One two-piece Glimmer Plate set 
  • Instructions 

Measurements: 

  • The Glimmer Hot Foil Machine base measures 7.87" x 10.5" x 1.5" and the hot platform measures 6.25" x 10.75" x 0.62" 
  • The Glimmer Plates measure 8.25" x 6.125"
  • The thin shim measures 8.25" x 6.125"
  • The acrylic spacer pad measures 8.25" x 6.125"
  • The silicone cooling pad measures 8.625" x 6.25" 
  • The foil rolls measure 5" in width x 8' in length
  • The Magnetic Pickup Tool measures 7" x 1" x 0.75"
  • The large Glimmer plate measures 4" in width x 2.875" in height and the small Glimmer plate measures 2" in width x 1.375" in height. 

Features: 

  • The base includes easy-to-read power and heat light indicators along with an automatic shut-off feature. 
  • The cord keeper is located under the base for easy storage. 
  • There are two shims with different thicknesses included for foiling various materials. 
  • The Glimmer Hot Foil Machine must be used with leading manual die cutting machines (sold separately). 
  • There are over 100 glimmer plates and over 30 foil colors (all sold separately) that can be used with this machine. 
  • This machine will foil on surfaces such as Glimmer Specialty Cardstock and clear film sheets, glitter paper, watercolor paper, cardstock, leather, fabric, wood veneer, ribbon, and chipboard. 

Tips:

  • Do Not use the platform for die cutting. The silicone heating pad is not repairable. 
  • The machine can reach temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Make sure you put the platform on a stable surface. 
  • When not in use, unplug the base from the outlet using the plug, not the cord. 
  • Let the system completely cool down before storing. 
  • Some of the popular etched wafer-thin dies (sold separately) will not work with this foiling system. 
  • Do not heat up the system for letterpress designs. 
  • Trim the corners of the Glimmer foil to prevent over foiling. 
  • For best results, smooth cardstock is recommended. 
  • Connecting the platform back into the base after each foiling is recommended. 
  • Always use the magnetic pickup tool to remove the hot Glimmer plate from the platform and place it on the silicone cooling mat.
  • A clean, white eraser can be used to remove excess foiling. 

How to Use this Machine with Glimmer Plates: 

  • Plug the machine in and push the power switch on. The power light will light up red. When heated to the correct temperature, the platform's ready light indicator will light up green. 
  • Place your Glimmer plate on the platform. Press the timer button, the timer light indicator will initially blink green. When the timer light indicator turns solid green, it is ready to foil. 
  • Place your glimmer foil shiny side facing down on the hot Glimmer plate. 
  • Add your desired material and the necessary shims. 
  • Remove the platform from the base and slowly roll it through your die cutting machine (sold separately). 
  • Carefully remove the shims, place the platform back into the base, and peel the foil from your material to reveal the foiled design. 

How to Use This Machine with Select Etched/Wafer-Thin Dies: 

  • Plug the machine in and push the power switch on. The power light will light up red. When heated to the correct temperature, the platform's ready light indicator will light up green. 
  • Place your etched/wafer-thin die cut side up. Press the timer button, the timer light indicator will initially blink green. When the timer light indicator turns solid green, it is ready to foil.
  • Place your glimmer foil shiny side facing down on the hot etched die.
  • Add your desired material and the necessary shims. It is recommended to include a cardstock shim with the spacer and thin shims. 
  • Remove the platform from the base and slowly run it through your die cutting machine (sold separately). 
  • Carefully remove the shims, place the platform back into the base, and peel the foil from your material to reveal the foiled design. 

How to Letterpress with the Glimmer Hot Foil System:

  • Ink your selected Glimmer Plate. 
  • Place the inked Glimmer Plate on the platform, the inked side facing up. 
  • Add your desired material and the necessary shims. 
  • Slowly run the platform through your die cutting machine (sold separately). 
  • Remove shims. Remove your material to reveal your letterpressed design. 

Warnings: 

  • The surface can get very hot, do not touch the hot surfaces. 
  • Do not immerse the cord, plug, platform, or base in water or other liquid. 
  • Do not use near children unless supervised or leave the machine unattended. 
  • Do not use this machine when your body is wet. 
  • Always place your dies cut side up so you do not damage the platform surface. 

**Please note: Scrapbook.com features the United States version of this machine, please see your local retailer for your compatible version. This machine is compatible in the US and Canada only and requires 120V. It does not run on batteries. Please read all safety precautions and instructions before use. This is not a toy, the surface will get hot, use caution when operating. 

Number of Pieces: 11. 

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Dimensions
Base: 7.87" x 10.50" x 1.50", Hot Platform: 6.25" x 10.75" x 0.62" Shim: 8.25" x 6.12", Acrylic Spacer Pad 8.25" x 6.25"
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96% 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 Minc foils only work on laser printed images. Glimmer foils are heat-set. 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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!
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    • 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!

    • 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!
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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!
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    • 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: KSONE (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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    I accidentally put my foil upside down on my Glimmer Plate. How do I remove the foil from my Glimmer Plate?   By: User (24-Nov-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Figured it out. Nail polish remover, if it ever happens to someone else By: GPORGal (25-Nov-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Also a product called Un-Du--I saw on a video, I think Jennifer McGuire. (I ordered it on amazon) It's apparently like Goo Gone but not as greasy or yucky residue. By: Nancy in AZ (06-May-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    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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    • These are not dies per se. They are metal stamps. You can use these to emboss or ink up and stamp (running through the die cutting machine) but they will not cut. Only leave an impression. I have a video on my youtube channel showing this in detail. https://www.youtube.com/c/eastwickspaperandink By: Katy Ingram - Eastwicks Paper and Ink (10-Sep-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Some of the glimmer sets are a combination of foiling plates and dies. The dies in the sets should be compatible with other die cutting systems. By: a2jc4life (01-Jun-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use this without dies, in other words can I use this by putting an already die cut piece down and then adding foil?   By: clspector (03-Dec-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • This needs to be used with the Glimmer plates as the pressure from the die cut machine along with the heat will use the plates to make the design on your paper. We hope this helps. By: Scrapbook.com (04-Dec-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How long does it take before the green light appears to use the machine?   By: Indicalite (24-Jul-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I have the glimmer machine and I love it. I've never timed it, but it take a few minutes. I just get my paper and foil ready while I'm waiting. By: linda-jo (25-Jul-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can I use other hot foil brands besides Spellbinder with my Glimmer Hot Foil System?
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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!
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    • 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:
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