Who are we?
We are The Bespoke Foil Company. Based in Wigan, we specialise in handcrafted Foil Printing.
TBFC was founded in 2017 by myself (Ashley) and my partner Ryan. When my love for Home Decor combined with Ryan’s passion for Graphic Design we thought what better way to express our creativity than to set up our own Foil Printing company together.
We offer a unique service where you are able to work with us to create beautiful personalised Foil Prints.
Our most popular product is our Foil Handprints. These are truly unique and very personal our customers love them! The prints range from new-born’s to siblings currently but we're looking to be able to do full families however currently we don't have the equipment big enough to fulfil which isn't great as we get lots of enquiries to do this!
To create Foil Handprints we have kits available on our website. Customers purchase these and we post them out to them so that they can take prints at their own home. Once prints are taken the customer then takes a pic using their phone and uploads using a tool on our site (this tool allows us to obtain high-resolution prints, essential for getting all the little details of the fingerprints). Once uploaded the rest is then left to us, we edit and personalise the prints, foil them and post back to the customer. You can see this in our video which shows the full process when you order a Foil Handprint Kit.
The Foil Handprints Kits consist of inkless wipes, special reactive paper and full detailed instructions of what to do. We get great feedback from customers explaining how easy they found the whole process! The wipes and paper leave a truly detailed handprint getting all the little details and fingerprints which really enhances the final outcome of the Foil Print. There is nothing more unique than fingerprints!
As well as sending out the kits we also have local customers booking appointments with us so that we can take hand and footprints for them as some simply prefer to come to see us and let us take the prints but this is great as I love to meet the customers and it usually means I get to meet a new-born!
We have a wide range of other prints available whether that be for a loved one's wedding, an anniversary or to celebrate the birth of a new-born baby we literally have a Foil Print for every occasion. And what's better if you can't find what you're looking for we will design a create a Bespoke Print for you!
Why we need your help
We need to raise some funds to invest in new equipment so that we can scale the business up. We want to purchase a new bigger foil printer so that we can create full family handprints on one sheet of paper. We can currently only print A4, however, we want to scale up to A3. We have lots of demand for this!
As part of the business growth, we would also like to set up a series of pop up stores in high street areas across the north-west. Initially, we want to try Manchester and have found a spot at Victoria Station where we can do so. We believe passing people and shoppers is key to getting more orders as we can conveniently take the prints there and then. No appointment needed and no need to send a kit out to them. We plan to create and foil the prints on site there and then providing we have the right equipment.
To be able to do a pop-up store we firstly need a professional branded stand that has video capability so that people can see the products and the process we sue to create the stunning Foil handprints. We plan to get one of these professional backlit exhibition stands with the funds generated from donations.
I really appreciate you taking the time to read through my proposal and vision. If you would like to find out more info about The Bespoke Foil Company and check out some of the products we’ll be offering as part of your donations then click here. Be sure to check out our Facebook page as well so you can see all our customers amazing 5-star feedback!