Copper Foil 

    All of our standard copper foil products are genuine Edco foil, made in the USA.  We use Edco because we believe it is the best.  There are cheaper foils, but we don't believe in making compromises.  Our time is much more valuable than the bit we'd save working with inferior products, and we're sure you'll feel the same way.

  Most of our standard foils are a full 1.5 mil thick and 36 yards (108 feet) long.  Thinner foil may be cheaper and may be easier on your fingers, but tend to lift off your work when you solder and crack when you foil tight curves.  Assembling 3D shapes is also easier when your foil doesn't tear easily.

Copper Backed Foils


Note:  I have awarded stars (*)on the basis of the popularity of a given foil size to help you find what you are looking for.

Edco 1/8" 1.25 mil Copper Foil

Use for foiling extra thin glass and the edges of jewels.

Can also be used to lay thin "faux" solder lines across your glass.  (Be careful not to overheat the foil as you tin it over or you can crack your glass.)

 

 

Edco 5/32" 1.5 mil Copper Foil *

This foil will just barely make it over the edges of most glass and require a great deal of effort and good eyes to apply.

It is best used only on small areas where the finest line is required as in facial details.

 

Edco 3/16" 1.5 mil Copper Foil **

Good for a fine line in smaller work.

 

Edco 7/32" 1.5 mil Copper Foil ****

This is our recommendation for your
general purpose foil.

It gives a relatively fine line, but robust enough for moderate size panels without major concern for reinforcement.

 

Edco 1/4" 1.5 mil Copper Foil  ***

This foil is good as you begin to work larger and need more strength, or when a heavier solder line is desired for aesthetic reasons.

 

Edco 5/16" 1.5 mil Copper Foil

Use this foil if you really need extra strength.  Can be used strategically on only certain lines within a panel as a type of reinforcement, or throughout the piece if you are trying to emulate the look of lead came.

 

Venture 3/8" 1.5 mil Copper Foil *

This foil is good for "plating".  The process of bonding two pieces of glass back to back for artistic effect. The foil can be wrapped around two pieces of glass at the same time creating a glass sandwich.

  Tiffany used plating to create his most dramatic effects.

 

Edco 1/2" 1.5 mil Copper Foil *

This foil can be used for plating multiple pieces and for other specialty work.


 

 

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Silver Backed Foils

When working with clear and other relatively see-through glasses it is possible to see the inside edge of your foil through the glass.   If you are not going to patina your work, the solder will be silver but copper color will show too, detracting from the beauty of your work.
Silver backed foils solve this problem.  They are also the foil of choice for foiling mirror pieces.

Edco 3/16" 1.25 mil Silver Back Foil

Edco 7/32" 1.25 mil Silver Back Foil

Edco 1/4" 1.25 mil Silver Back Foil

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Black Backed Foils

When working with clear and other relatively see-through glasses it is possible to see the inside edge of your foil through the glass.   If you are going to patina your work black, the solder will be black but copper color will show too, detracting from the beauty of your work.
Black back foil solves this problem.

Edco 3/16" 1.25 mil Black Back Foil

Edco 7/32" 1.25 mil Black Back Foil

 

Edco 1/4" 1.25 mil Black Back Foil

 

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New Wave Foil


New wave foil has a scalloped edge that is great both around a suncatcher or foiled around special pieces in your work.  You can add a ruffle to a dress or dress up the clear glass in your stained glass picture frames.

Venture new wave Copper Foil

Venture new wave Silver Back Copper Foil

 

Venture new wave Black Back Copper Foil

 

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Sheet Foil

Sheet foil comes in 12" by 12" square sheets and is great for creating custom filigree work, among other things.

Just cover an entire piece of glass with the foil and cut out sections with a knife.  I made a dragon with really cool wings this way.

   

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