Cold Foil System
Graphic Arts Systems is THE leader in the design and manufature 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 conversion of automatic die cuting platens and lithographic printing presses.The headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Ocean,New Jersey,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 consist of applying a metallic layer on your printed substrate.
There are basically 2steps:
STEP 1:Apply an adhesive to the substrate.
This application can be done in 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 bereleased from the carrier onto the substrate wherever the adhesive was printed.
In a sheetled offset press, we use 2 printing towers to perform the cold foiling.
One printing tower is used to apply the adhesive,it is just printed as anormal offset ink. The second printing tower is used to press the substrate and the foil carrier together.It is also very easy to switch from foiling to normal printing,you therefore keep all the flexibility of your press.