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08/21/17


 


All foil sold by Sunshine Glassworks is all first quality, American Made product from Venture Tape (3M).

 This foil will produce the finest results.

 You can find cheaper Chinese foil on the internet, but be prepared to be frustrated!

HINT:
Venture Foils have a shelf life of over a year. Keeping your foil in a sealed zipper plastic bag in a cool, dry place will keep the adhesive fresh and the copper free of oxidation

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Venture makes the most widely accepted foil for stained glass.  The copper alloy has high tensile strength with a soft temper.  This makes for a superior foil, easy to work with and unmatched in the art glass market

MASTERFOIL is made in the USA. Do not confuse this superior quality foil with other inferior quality foils made in China. Others try to pass themselves off as American Made with patriotic sounding names. These offshore brands lack the thickness, quality adhesive and the conformable alloy of Venture's foils making for frustration when foiling and reduced strength of the finished product.

Venture uses an extra thick, heat resistant adhesive providing "quick stick" initial tack and greater bonding power. MasterFoil is made in three thicknesses:

  • 1.5 MIL FOIL is the most popular thickness in the US. If you use a foiling machine or hand foiler, use 1.5 mil foil for best results. The preferred foil for lampshade work. Comes on a roll with red core.

  • 1.25 and 1.0 MIL FOILS are thinner and fold over the edge easier.  Thinner foil is often easier for beginners.  1.25 mil foil comes on roll with orange core, 1.0 mil foil rolls have purple cores. These thinner foils are a good choice for the price conscious crafter.

VENTURE SPECIALTY FOIL includes colored foils, New Wave foil and copper foil sheets.  Color-backed foil was developed to overcome the copper edge that shows from the back side of your work when using clear glass or mirror.

  • BLACK BACKED FOIL is used when you use black patina. Not sure what foil to use? Black Backed is the safest choice.

  • SILVER BACKED FOIL is used when you leave the solder silver. 

  • NEW WAVE FOIL has a scalloped edge and is used for decorative solder beads and borders.  Available as copper and in color backed.  Approx 5/16" wide at the widest point.

  • SHEET FOIL (#0738) comes in 12x12" squares with copper or black back. Cuts easily with a craft knife to make foil overlays, cut custom width foil, etc. 1.25 mil thick.

ALL FOIL IS SOLD ON 36 YARD (108 FT) SPOOLS

This photo shows the front and back sides of the different styles of Venture Foils.  
From left, Copper Foil, Black Backed and Silver Backed.
All are shown as "New Wave" Foil with scalloped edge.

COPPER FOIL BY VENTURE TAPE = Made in USA =
CATALOG #

SIZE

PRICE

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1.5 mil Master Foil Our most popular, general purpose foil
#0731 3/16" $7.49
#0732 7/32"
Most popular width
8.59
#0733 1/4" 9.79
#0734 5/16" 11.99
#0735 3/8" 14.99
#0736 1/2" 17.99
#0737 5/16" New Wave 17.49

1.25 mil Master Foil

A bit thinner, easier to wrap around edges

#0651 3/16" $7.19
#0652 7/32" 8.29
#0653 1/4" 9.29

1 mil Master Foil

Our thinnest foil, used mostly on small or odd shaped pieces where an easy to fold over foil is required.
Nicest price!

#0640 5/32" $5.39
#0641 3/16" 6.19
#0642 7/32" 6.99
#0643 1/4" 7.99

Black Backed Foil

1.25 mil thick with black adhesive backing.  Use this foil when you are using transparent glass or bevels and will be finishing your piece with Black Patina. The most popular color backed foil

#0531 3/16" $8.99
#0532 7/32"
#1 Best Seller
10.79
#0533 1/4" 11.79
#0534 5/16" 14.59
#0535 3/8" 17.39
#0536 1/2" 20.99

#0537 5/16" New Wave 19.99

Silver Backed Foil

1.5 mil thick with shiny silver adhesive backing.  Use this foil when you are using transparent glass or bevels and will leave your solder silver.

#0631 3/16" $8.99
#0632 7/32" 10.79
#0633 1/4" 11.79
#0634 5/16" 14.59
#0635 3/8" 17.39
#0636 1/2" 20.99
#0637 5/16" New Wave 19.99

Sheet Copper Foil

1.25 mil thick with MasterFoil adhesive back.  Cut to size with craft scissors or with hobby knife.  Tin with solder and patina to match your work. 12x12 sheet..

#0738 12x12" Copper Foil Sheet $12.59
#0538 12x12"
Black Backed Sheet
13.99
Remember:  All foil sold by Sunshine Glassworks is all first quality, American Made product from Venture Tape. This foil will produce the finest results. You can find cheaper Asian import foil on the internet, but be prepared to be frustrated as imported foil tends to be extra thin and with substandard adhesive.

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FOILING TOOLS & ACCESSORIES

COPPER FOIL DISPENSER (#0739)
This handy tool holds up to 7 rolls of foil, neatly dispensed from slots on the bottom. Keeps foil orderly and tangle free. Works great with Hand Foilers. Note, color may vary from illustration.. Made in USA

Order #0739 $14.95

GLASTAR FOILING MACHINE
A remarkable time-saver engineered to speed up and simplify copper foiling. Faster than hand foiling, you can apply foil to glass edges in half the time-or less. The Glasfoiler™ accepts 3 sizes of foil: 3/16", 7/32" and 1/4"; and can dispense 2 different sizes at the same time.
The Glastar Foiler is easy to use. Simply thread the foil through the separator (that automatically pulls the paper backing from your foil) and over the top of the front wheel. Pass the edge of your glass through the guide and roll the edge on the wheel. The foil will be centered on your glass and partially folded over the front and back sides of the glass. Burnish and you are done.

It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you will find it faster and easier than hand foiling. Made in USA

Order #0820 $39.49


The three tools to the left are the three different hand foilers (3/16, 7/32 and 1/4"). The foil crimper is the tool on the far right

Hand foiler in action

GLASTAR HAND FOILERS
These Hand Foilers are the perfect tool for automatically and accurately centering and applying the foil to the edge of a piece of glass. Available in three sizes: 3/16", 7/32" and 1/4". After applying the foil, use the Glastar Foil Crimper to quickly and easily fold the copper foil around the edges of the glass. Designed for 1/8" thick art glass. Made in Germany
Glastar Hand Foilers and Crimper

NOTE FOR ALL FOILING TOOLS:
Be sure to use the heavier 1.25 or 1.5 mil copper foil when using foiling machines or hand foilers. The thinner 1.0 mil foil will tend to rip or tear.

Keep in mind that much of the cheap foil found on the internet is of foreign origin and may not even be 1 mil thick.

AANRAKU FOIL BURNISHER
This is a handy tool for burnishing the foil to your glass. You can use the handy roller end to roll over the foiled edge, use the notch at the top of the handle to burnish the edge or use the rounded end to rub the foil down.
$5.99  Order #08195

PLASTIC BURNISHER
is for rubbing your foil tight to the glass or for working with lead came. Sturdy white nylon, 8" long. Made in USA
$1.49 order #0879

PLASTIC FID
Opens lead came, burnishes foil, scrapes putty, lifts glass into place etc. Has notch in left end of tool that effectively burnishes top and edge of foiled glass in one pass. Really handy, 8" long overall
$2.49 order #0874

WOODEN FID (#08741)
This is an all around tool that is used for opening lead channels and for trimming away excess putty and cement. Approx 5" long.
$3.95

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