About Milford Astor and Foilmakers Australia

Milford Astor was established in 1954 and Australian owned and operated since 1964. Today there are two businesses. Foilmakers Australia which is Australia's leading independent Hot Stamping Foil and Thermal Ribbon company.

The other business is Milford Astor Printing Systems, the leader in the supply of Pad Printing equipment and supplies, hot stamping machines, artwork, dies, cliches and screen printing machines as well as a wide range of associated printing consumables.

Quality Management System
Milford Astor Group is a quality assured company to standard AS/NZS  ISO9001:2015  since 1993 and is regularly    audited both internally and externally in both its Sydney and Melbourne operations.
We have recently been successful in qualifying for the accreditation to the latest standard.

Prompt corrective action where necessary helps to maintain the high standard of quality, service and reliability.


Milford Astor was established in 1954 as a subsidiary of an English company, Milford Astor Ltd.   It was subsequently purchased by Mr Victor Newman who designed, built and sold hot stamping machines. He felt hot stamping foil would be a useful adjunct to the sale of hot stamping machines.

The Australian market for hot stamping continued to expand partly due to the growth in plastics and embellishment in the graphics arts field. Milford Astor has penetrated world wide markets with its famous "Autoprint" brand of hot stamping machines. These machines were developed and sold in the USA, Ireland and Australia for printing on golf balls. Hot stamping was also ideal for use in the manufacture of suture packs in the USA and Australia and many more applications.

The introduction of date and batch coding in the food and pharmaceutical industries also created an important market for Milford Astor.

Foilmakers is now Australia’s only manufacturer of pigmented and metallised hot stamping foil.
  Customer Service

An effective internal and external sales and production team is on call to ensure our customers have complete confidence in product and supply.

Our Quality assurance process ensures that there is a  planned process for the prompt and efficient  handling of customer orders.

Communication and feed back with customers is an integral part of this plan from order confirmation, product specifications, product stocking right through to labeling, packing and delivery. Technical Sales

Our Technical Sales team is a group of dedicated professionals with many years of experience in this highly specialised industry.

We are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Auckland. We ensure our customers are provided with suitable products at competitive market prices.  We have agents throughout the world.
Our Technical Sales team are at the ready, please do not hesitate to phone for assistance or to arrange for one of our representatives to visit you.