Yesterday I posted some technical information on the Brother branded glue pens and the Sakura Quickie Glue pens (I recommend you read the whole post!)
Part of the technical information reads:
- The Universal Pen Holder and the Glue Pen Holder in the foiling kit have the same ‘holder code’. That is the foiling functions (using the latest firmware version) can be accessed with a glue pen in the Universal Pen Holder.
I decided to actually try this and see if this was indeed factual.
I placed a Quickie Glue Pen in the universal pen holder – to foil, I used the premium foiling function to ensure no glue got on the ScanNCut rollers (the machine applies the glue from the bottom of the design up.)
Yes, it does work!
You won’t be able to use the ScanNCut to press the foil to the paper or card though – the foiling kit comes with a pressing/burnishing tool and a protective sheet. The foil function and burnishing tool is fantastic – it makes sure every part of the foil is pressed into the foil with an even pressure. I do recommend the foiling kit because of this.
With the universal pen holder /premium foiling function method, you will have to manually press the foil into the glue.
The Brother foiling kit has a protective sheet & burnishing tool which are fantastic – the sheet protects the delicate foil while the ScanNcut makes sure every part of the foil is pressed into the foil with an even pressure. I do recommend the Brother foiling kit over the universal pen holder method for foiling because of this.