Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Not All Foil Is Edible

We carry copper foil from three manufacturers;

• Edco Foil is the line that we introduced to the Canadian market over 25 years ago (white package). It’s a dead soft foil with superior glue and shelf life. It’s the most expensive foil we sell, but it's also the best.

• Venture- this is the red/purple one in the crinkly bag. It’s copper is also crinkly, with a glue that does tend to ooze and dry out- not our favourite- we carry it only because it’s a familiar brand. Priced a bit below Edco.

• DTI- the new guys and another first in Canada by us. In our opinion it’s the best value out there today. Great glue, soft copper alloy and a neat package which doubles as a dispenser. It’s very close in quality to Edco, yet cheaper than Venture making it the best buy on the market!
Of course all of these foils are available in many widths in copper, silver or black backed, but most importantly, they’re all 1.25mil thick.

Beware of new foil flooding the market that has been of suspect quality, and in the thinner 1mil thickness.

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