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Unfolding the Future of Cold Foil at drupa 2016


We’re just a few weeks away from the big drupa trade fair in Düsseldorf May 31-June 10, and we can’t help but be excited about the major emphasis on packaging this year. We’re excited to show attendees how Eagle Systems can help them reach out and “Touch the Future” of print and packaging with foiling solutions that save time and money. And there’s quite a bit to see! TWO Eagle Machines Are Set to Debut at drupa 2016 As attendees visit us in Hall 16 at booth A71, they’ll have the opportunity to see three of our Eagle Systems machines on-site. In fact, the CFM74 designed for 29-30” presses and the VLFM145 designed for 56” presses will both be debuting at the show! To round out our line-up, the CFM105 … <<more>>

What You Need to Know About Foil Indexing


During the early years of hot foil stamping, I was a young 15-year-old working with my father’s company building Brighten Leaf Pullers designed to attach to small automatic die cutting presses and clam shells. An extensive amount of pressure was applied to foil ribbons in those early days of hot foil stamping. In the puller system, a supply roll was mounted on one side of the stamping press, and the foil was actually pulled through the press by mechanical rollers on the opposite side with uncontrollable pressure.  Not only did the success of foil adhesion to the substrate lay heavily on the accuracy of the pull, if your supply was too tight – the foil would be damaged when adhered to the carrier. Combine those production concerns with the slow … <<more>>

Cold Foil vs Met Poly: What Makes Sense for Your Business?


In the sheet-fed production world, there are many ways to add a touch of foil to your packaging and commercial print jobs. One of the most notable ways to apply foil is with hot foil stamping that is most ideal when you have small, targeted areas of foil coverage. But when larger areas of foil coverage are desired, two additional options become a part of the conversation – laminated foil board and cold foil. The Ins and Outs of Laminated Foil Board Purchasing laminated foil board, also known as met poly, for packaging production is a common practice among many of the companies we’ve worked with throughout the years…particularly those working in high volume packaging production. The sheets of metallic poly make quite a complex substrate. The base board has … <<more>>

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