Cold Foil System

Graphic Arts Systems is THE leader in the design and manufacture of foil stamping and print enhancement equipment with their Eagle Systems ® brand. The Eagle System ® machines have stood the test of time and have been a long-time favorite for the conversion of automatic die-cutting platens and lithographic printing presses. The headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Ocean, New Jersey, the USA which is about one and a half hours drive south from Manhattan, New York or one hour south from Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.

Cold Foil User Benefits

The design team addressed all the inconvenience of previously existing cold foil systems and came up with a simple and efficient design that means value for you:

  • Installation in 2-3 days,running production on the 4th day
  • Training in 2 hours
  • Extremely simple to use, fully automatic functions
  • No foil dust
  • No speed Limitation
  • High productivity
  • Cost efficient,flexibility to run any combination of narrow and wide webs.
  • No web break incase of only emergency stop

Process Of Cold Foil

The Cold Foil application consists of applying a metallic layer on your printed substrate.

There are 2steps:
STEP 1:Apply an adhesive to the substrate.
This application can be made in the register and according to a printing pattern using one of the printing units in the printing press.

STEP 2:Press together the Foil carrier and the substrate (with the printed adhesive).
The Foil will be released from the carrier onto the substrate wherever the adhesive was printed.

In a sheetfed offset press, we use two printing towers to perform the cold foiling.

One printing tower is used to apply the adhesive; it is just printed as a normal offset ink. The second printing tower is used to press the substrate and the foil carrier together. It is also effortless to switch from foiling to standard printing; you, therefore, keep all the flexibility of your press.