For many years, the Association helped to promote the benefits of hot foil printed products to the end user, to inform members of any new happenings within the industry, and to broaden the knowledge of members via the distribution of our monthly magazine containing News, Views, Tips, Advice, Advertising, Suppliers, Letters, Company Profiles, Machinery, Exhibitions, Special Offers, Contacts, Comments, Marketing Ideas, Business Opportunities and much more.
On December 1st 2011, production of the Association magazine was taken over by Foilink, the hot foil printers club, in an historic friendly merger of the two publications.
In mid 2012 the merged magazine ceased publication and membership subscriptions are no longer available.
The Association itself remains here as a separate entity, continuing to publish and distribute our Hot Foil Printing Guide.
Gold blocking was originally developed by ancient monks to decorate and enhance the covers of the books they painstakingly produced by hand.