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Workshop – Graphic

Workshop by Foilco

  • Foilco


11am – 5pm


Custard Factory - The Arches


60 minute workshops every hour

What is Workshop?

Workshop has been created by Foilco for you to get the chance to get hands on with stamping foils, use either the traditional printing equipment (hot stamping) or more modern, innovative equivalents (toner foiling). It’s an opportunity for you guys as the designers or printers of tomorrow, to inspire us in the different creative ways that you can use foil in graphic design and manufacturing.

Can I bring my own artwork to foil?

Absolutely. Artwork can be taken along to the sessions, follow the steps below to give you the best chance of getting your desired results.

  • Black and white imagery (all black elements of the design will be foiled)
  • No gradients/fades – solid lines are key, fine lines are achievable
  • Multiple colours can be achieved by layering foil stripes/cut-outs
  • Originals for copying must be less than an A4 size

We’re bringing the playground and we want you to have fun in it. Play. Learn. Create. Think. Foil.



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Foilco (formed in 1987) is a family run business with a central approach to be always strongly service led. With this ethos the company has evolved into a global supplier of stamping foils for all types of applications. They have been servicing the graphics industry for over 30 years and offer the largest range of hot stamping foils, across all sectors of applications.


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Custard Factory - The Arches

The Arches are located towards the back of the Custard Factory complex, underneath the railway track.

Birmingham’s famous Custard Factory was built by Alfie Bird to produce Bird’s Custard in 1906. Today it retains its industrious edge with original Crittall windows, exposed steels and high ceilings.

Photo by Amy Gamble

  • Wheelchair Access
Opening Times
  • Thu: 11am – 5pm
  • Fri: 11am – 5pm
  • Sat: 11am – 5pm

Custard Factory,
Gibb Street,


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