10" x 15" ( 26cm x 38cm )

Hot Foil Conversion

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The Heidelberg Platen has to be considered one of the most versatile machines on the market.

At B & H Print Engineers Ltd we have specialised in the last 15 years rebuilding these machines to a high standard.  Change over from hot foiling to cutting and creasing or embossing can be achieved in minutes.



The basic system incorporates a single roller which is stepper motor driven giving total accuracy of foil pull. The distance can be set up to 320mm in increments of 1/10th of a mm. Foil usage is 400ft. on a 1" core ( 122 mtrs x 25mm core ).
Heat Plate: constructed from aluminium, which has 6mm drilled and tapped holes for die mounting. The plate is precision surface ground for accuracy. The final results are a lightweight durable heat efficient plate.
Control Panel: special built enclosure mounted to the machine, which can be turned to a position to suit the operator. The controls are accessed via a bespoke keypad and viewed by liquid crystal display. The functions are foil metering, foil alarm, step and repeat (upto 99 steps), and impression counter.


The Heidelberg Platen is an extremely versatile machine, capable of undertaking a wide variety of hot foil print work, and is easily adjusted and reliable in its performance.

Further additional features can be incorporated in this machine, see "Options"


Technical specifications for Platen 34 x 46 cm

Largest paper size 34 x 46 cm
Smallest paper size 8.5 x 10.2 cm
Heat plate size 45 x 30 cm
Maximum running speed 4000iph
Foil usage top to bottom 122m
Foil usage side to side 305m
Power requirement 3 phase neutral and earth  16 amp
Gross weight ( approx ) 4950 lbs ( 2500 kgs )
Depth including motor 2.08m
Width ( facing machine ) 1.48m
Height 1.85m