All of my work involves panning. However I may have an opportunity to work with someone interesting on a new project that involves molds. In essence it is to make company logos out of chocolate by use of molding. But this is virgin territory to me!
I'm OK with tempering etc. But as regards the molds I know little.
Are polycarbonate molds the ones to use? And how do I get molds made? How many items (about an inch across) would I get from a sheet of molds? I am thinking that I'd need to make around say, 1,000 pieces a week (that may be inaccurate but at least it's a number). Do molds have a "life"? How many times can the be used?
Any idea as to prices? I would need to have these molds created for me.
I think that the molds could be emptied and reused in about an hour after the chocolate has set. Sounds right?
Finally, I shall need a tempering machine and a depositor (I guess...) I am thinking that FBM would be the way to go?
ANY advice would be so welcome.
updated by @colin-green: 04/09/15 03:32:01PM