Do you have one of these ???
Kwikprint Model 86 HOT Foil Stamping Engraving Machines
Kwikprint Manufacturing Company

We do

So if you're...doing book binding, a print shop, quick printer, or personalizing for
scrap books, doing album imprinting or ribbon imprinting, we have the
Hot Gold Foil Stamping Engraving Metal TYPE  
We use foundry type and Ludlow slugs in our Kwikprint Model 86.  

We sell the
Foil Stamping Type, Letter Spaces, fun Ornaments, Ludlow
Typesetting and line spacing material that work in your Kwikprint and
help you produce a job you can be proud of.  
This is an actual picture from the
Kwikprint brochure that came with
our machine back in 1988.  This is
the Kwikprint Model 86 that we have
in the shop. Our Kwikprint has a 2' x
9'' Kwikprint hot stamping head,
with the roll feed for the foil. We
also have a Kwikprint Model 55.
Adjusting the worktable
when using
HOT Foil Stamping Type
in your
Kwikprint Model 86 or 55
helping improve your
Hot Foil Stamping impression
This photo was in our 1988
Kwikprint brochure that came
with our machine.  
The work table adjustment
screws are shown circled in red.
When using our Kwikprint which has the adjustable work table we have found it comes loose when hot stamping
over 15 - 20 items.  Also it requires adjustment regularly which causes the screws to stretch, strip and eventually
break.  During the printing process as the table loosens the operator applies more and more pressure to get the
entire printing area to print.  This in turn causes one side of the printed area to have a very heavy impression and
the other to have a light impression.  This imbalance causes the foundry type to be smashed on the side of the
heavy impression, damaging it beyond usability.

We recommend and do this in our shop:

First make sure all the nuts under the work table are snug.

Second, Obtain a length of rule, or metal bar that is at least type high (.918"), and about 1/16" wide.  Lock the rule in
your Kwikprint type holder.   Using a soft cushion board, make a kiss impression on a blank piece of paper.  
Examine the paper to determine the amount of impression that has been applied to the page.  On the side with the
heavy impression we lower the work table and re-tighten the table.  Repeat this process until the impression is even
across the entire table.  This will need to be done regularly.  

From experience I can tell you that you will need to do this often.  Also, replace, in their entirety, the screws and nuts
often, because they strip, stretch and break.  We have replaced ours with
Stainless Steel  Screws and nuts. This
allows us to tighten everything down even tighter in an attempt to keep the machine from going out of alignment.
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                                          This is a new Model 55 just out of the box
                   we are going to test the alignment of the typehead with the work table

The photo on the left shows a series of metal rule used to print straight line, all the same height (type high .918)
evenly spaced from the bottom of the holder to within about a 1/4" from the top.  

Photo on
right is a close of the 2 x 9 type head with the rule installed.

Note:  We are using a
soft cushion board so we can get a strong impression on the paper and be able to look at
the front and back of the sheet to see if the impression is even or if the table needs adjustment.
Once the typehead has reached 250° F
we put paper under the head and laid an easy release gold foil on the paper
then made a firm strong imprint.
Here is the imprint
Notice how the lines at the bottom (representing the front of the machine)
are very light or not printing at all.
The rule at the top, although you can't see it well in the photo, are
quite deep and pressed deeply into the paper

If this were the case when printing even a single 72 point  letter the top of the
letter would print and the bottom would not print well.  This often causes the
operator to turn up the heat above 250°, then push harder and harder trying to get
the whole letter to imprint.  The result is the shoulder of the type ends up printing,
the type gets smashed immediately, and the product is ruined

This must be adjusted perfectly (that is, all rule printing evenly with the same even
pressure) first prior to printing and checked

We can not emphasise enough...

If you are have trouble imprinting:
because the shoulder of the type is printing, part of your type or lines is printing and
the balance is not or is not as deep, part of the type has a faint impression
compared to the rest, if your type is getting damaged or mashed, and a myriad of
other difficulties

We suggest....START  by Checking your Work Table
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