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Add Some Sparkle and Break Into a Top 25 Growth Print Market

Being able to maintain your current business in the offset printing industry is important, especially as people continue to warn of the decline of printed media. Growing in a competitive, and sometimes uncertain, market is an even better goal; but how do you do it? To grow typically means doing something different and finding a market that is willing to embrace that differentiated product. At Eagle Systems, we have spent years helping our clients create a competitive advantage in their offset print offerings. And we are proud to say we do so while ultimately saving them money in their printing process and allowing them to charge a premium for their unique print products. The key to the whole equation is understanding where you want to go and how you can … <<more>>

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Increase Profits in 2018 with the Easy Addition of Inline Offset Cold Foil

With a New Year comes new aspirations for your printing business. You may be looking to expand into new areas like packaging (carton converting) or add an effect to your current offset printing offering; a little bit of sparkle like foil. The challenge for many printers that we talk to is the complexity and cost; as well as, understanding the difference between hot foil and cold foil. There is also some fuzziness around the upside to the business to adding a print enhancement like foil. Eagle Systems and our founder Mike King has spent his life in the printing industry and is a great resource for our Eagle clients. In our recent blog about the Eagle R&D efforts, we talk about his history and vision for an “easy button” for … <<more>>

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How Much R&D Is Your Offset Foil Provider Doing? The Difference is Savings!

People ask us all the time, “Why are you called ‘The Foil Experts’?” The answer…we have a secret weapon. While it would be fun to say it is sharks with laser beams on their heads, the truth is our secret weapon is someone our partners, people who buy from us that we work hand-in-hand with to make them money, talk to all the time. Our founder and the inventor of our state-of-the-art foil solutions Mike King has knowledge that truly can’t be found in a book or in a PowerPoint slide deck. Not to date him, but since the ‘70s he has been working in the family business of offset printing and foil application. From hot foil, to inventing some of the first automatic foiling solutions, Mike has continued to … <<more>>

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Why You Can’t Miss Out on Offset Cold Foil for Uncoated Stock

There is a trend with print designers and operations managers to look at uncoated stock; and it is a trend that can throw a monkey wrench into your print shops production if you aren’t prepared to take on the request. Before you decide on moving ahead with making it possible to handle uncoated stocks or add enhancements, for the little bit of sparkle, you probably would like to know why you shouldn’t miss out on this design and print trend. Here are a few reasons uncoated paper is making an impact in the print design and output landscape—and effecting embellishments like Cold Foil: Perceiving is Believing As luck would have it, there are articles in print media that give attention to the subject of the perception of paper and the … <<more>>

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Making the Investment in Cold Foil Education Really Pays Off

Have you ever gotten trapped by the whirlwind of your day-to-day job? It happens to all of us, especially in a fast-paced and competitive marketplace like printing. But what is the opportunity cost? It might surprise you how much it is affecting your print production. At Eagle Systems, we strive to help clients implement and optimize the use of cold foil to differentiate their offset printing offering to their customers. We find that even after we sell a customer an easy-to-use Eagle System, that there are still improvements and education that can really pay off. In fact, we started the year off with a blog challenging all of our customers to take the Eagle Cold Foil Certification (ECFC) course. The reason? We still believe what we wrote then: “It is … <<more>>

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The Time is Now to Leverage Foil and Training That Will Drive Your Business

The fall is always an exciting time of year; there are trade shows such as PRINT 17 that allow print providers such as ourselves to show how we can make an impact for print shops, there are market updates from analysts and, ultimately, great interactions with clients looking get the most out of the final quarter of the calendar year and plan for success in the coming year. For Eagle Systems—or The Foil Experts as we are known—we believe that adding a little bit of sparkle to your offset print will not only change the product you can offer your customers, but it will give you an avenue to not only stay relevant, but drive growth. And part of the formula to that success for Eagle Systems clients is an … <<more>>

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PRINT 17 is right around the Corner! Tips for Visiting the Show, The Foil Experts & Chicago

PRINT 17 is one of the largest printing trade shows in North America. It has everything from digital print, software and mailing solutions to offset and offset print enhancements. And if you are a printer coming to the show to look for the next printing solution, we have some tips from our V.P. of Marketing, Ellen Manning, on how to be successful at the show and why Eagle Systems, The Foil Experts, should be on your list of booths to visit. We sat down with Ellen recently and asked her a few questions about PRINT 17, Eagle Systems and Chicago. Be sure to read her tips and insights in the questions and answers below. Q: What is the best advice you can give to prepare for PRINT 17? A: It … <<more>>

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An Experts Guide to Cold Foil Success

By Mike King, President & CEO of Eagle Systems, Inc One of the things that really keeps me up at night is the amount of incorrect information in our industry concerning foiling applications and the foiling process. Too often, especially when it comes to Cold Foil applications, people just aren’t doing their homework and due diligence, so they aren’t getting the full picture. It is time to change that. Before you invest in a single machine or process, before you commit to a vendor, you need to make sure you know exactly what you are getting in to. You needs to understand the applications that will become available to you. And you need appreciate how critically important your vendor of choice will be to your success. It will be your … <<more>>

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3 Can’t Miss Reasons Why You Have to Come See “The Foil Experts” at PRINT 17

September is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing a year after Drupa 2016…PRINT 17 at McCormick Place. And we here at Eagle Systems, known to many in the offset print industry as “The Foil Experts”, will be exhibiting in booth number #3002. Why should you plan to attend PRINT 17 and come by and pay us a visit? Here are three reasons you can’t miss this show and must come see how we can change the game for your offset print offering. 1.  Add a Touch of Sparkle—Easily Cold foil is not revolutionary to the printing world. Printers have been taking print from their offset presses and running them through offline foil processes for years. The Goal? To add that eye-catching element that sets the … <<more>>

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Are You Missing Out on the High Value Proposition of Cold Foil?

Let’s be honest, hot and cold foil is not something that is new to the printing world. Printers have been taking print from their offset presses and running them through offline foil processes for years. Why? To get that sparkle that sets the final printed product apart from a standard four-color print piece. However, what has changed in the market is the competitive nature of printing with the continued rise of digital and the need for faster make ready and turnaround times. In short, print shops need to push more work through their presses and complete more jobs in a shorter period of time. Inline cold foil brings many advantages to a print shop, which in turn gives it a high value proposition for those looking to gain a competitive … <<more>>

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