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Old 09-03-2022, 10:07 AM   #1  
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I’m late to the hot foiling party, but I have a few questions and I know my fellow crafters will have the answers! I have a Gemini Jr. but apparently the Gemini hot foil machine has been discontinued. Some people have told me they are going to replace it with a new version, but I have no idea if that info is true. I actually emailed Crafters Companion to ask them about it but have not received a reply So are the only other choices out there Spellbinders, Couture Creations, or Minc? And I suppose none of them work with Gemini Jr? I really don’t want to buy a new die-cutting machine just to be able to hot foil. I know that I can hot foil with a laser printer and a laminator, but I’d really like to use some of the foiling plates that are for sale. I also have a Big Shot if any of the foiling machines work with that. So what are my options?
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The Spellbinders Glimmer Machine will work with the Big Shot. This is considered a hot foil machine. I know nothing about the Gemini cutting system, but have seen videos. I thought it was similar to the Spellbinders one, but could be wrong.
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I’m late to the hot foiling party, but I have a few questions and I know my fellow crafters will have the answers! I have a Gemini Jr. but apparently the Gemini hot foil machine has been discontinued. Some people have told me they are going to replace it with a new version, but I have no idea if that info is true. I actually emailed Crafters Companion to ask them about it but have not received a reply So are the only other choices out there Spellbinders, Couture Creations, or Minc? And I suppose none of them work with Gemini Jr? I really don’t want to buy a new die-cutting machine just to be able to hot foil. I know that I can hot foil with a laser printer and a laminator, but I’d really like to use some of the foiling plates that are for sale. I also have a Big Shot if any of the foiling machines work with that. So what are my options?
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The MINC is a laminator, used with laser printed or toner products. It does not work with any cutting machine.
Also be aware that the foils for the 2 processes are NOT interchangable. Hot foils work with laminators or some glue products, glimmer foils work with a glimmer system.
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The Spellbinders Glimmer Machine will work with the Big Shot. This is considered a hot foil machine. I know nothing about the Gemini cutting system, but have seen videos. I thought it was similar to the Spellbinders one, but could be wrong.
Good to know it works with the Big Shot.
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The MINC is a laminator, used with laser printed or toner products. It does not work with any cutting machine.
Also be aware that the foils for the 2 processes are NOT interchangable. Hot foils work with laminators or some glue products, glimmer foils work with a glimmer system.
Thanks for the clarification. I have a laminator so I wouldn’t need the Minc.
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