As a print shop owner or operations manager, we don’t have to tell you the hassle adding foil can create. Traditionally, it has required highly-specialized machines that were difficult to use, hard to maintain and, in many cases, would increase your print production time. The final output however has been worth the struggles of production, especially for clients looking for that standout final piece. Here at Eagle Systems, it has been our mission to simplify and improve the cold foil technology available to print shops. Over the last decade we have become known as “The Foil Experts”, and our technology has helped many print shops add foil to their sheet feed offset presses with what we like to call a Fool Proof Process. The “Easy Button” for Cold Foil. How … <<more>>
In May of 2016, we at Eagle Systems launched what we believe to be one of the most important value-adds for our clients: Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFC). Why is this course so important and why should it be on the lists of resolutions you keep in 2017? It is simple, this course is designed to take the investments you have made in our Eagle Cold Foil solutions and refine not only the system for the best output, but engage and educate your Executives and operators to provide superior understand, process and promotion of cold foil. ECFC is a comprehensive and hands-on eight-hour program that is conducted on-site at our user’s production facility. The course is designed to provide additional education of the cold foil process, techniques that will … <<more>>
If you have been following our social media sites over the past six months, you probably are well aware of the Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFCC) that we offer to all of our customers. The course is designed to ensure that all Eagle customers perform at the highest standards available to cold foil technology.
The course is a comprehensive eight-hour program that is engaged at the print facility. As a result, we are able to adequately teach in their environment. This is helpful because each print shop has it’s own set of complications and we are able to deal with each scenario organically. Our overall goal is to improve knowledge, techniques, as well as increase the knowledge and understanding of Eagle Systems for press operators and upper management. This will ensure a great ROI for our customers.
Here’s what our customers are saying about the Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFCC). <<more>>
The packaging market is growing by the minute and it’s not slowing down. You may have heard talk following drupa this past May and more recently GRAPH EXPO about the so-called “packaging revolution” and how it is opening the door to new revenue streams for printers.
According to a recent article published in Strategies, “the first point of contact with any product is almost always the packaging” (read more). In the digital age, packaging has entered a new set of demands. Consumers crave a personal experience. Packaging must extend beyond the physical realm of brand representation and make a mark on the psyche of the consumer. The result moves beyond shelf appeal and enters into the arena of brand loyalty and sales as a result of the consumers’ feelings of valued experience.
The Eco-Flow Cold Foil System is an extension that works in conjunction with most presses. In fact, the extension can be customized to just about any size press all the way up to 145” (take a peek at our installation gallery). We have been working on designing a 162” machine for Wide Format printing giving printers more options for their customers.
A question that many of our prospects and future customers ask is, how difficult is it to install the technology and how will it affect overall workflow in the print shop? After all is said and done, in what way will Eagle technology help bring in a return? <<more>>
Our president Michael B. King said in an interview with NPES last year: “I truly believe history repeats itself and, as we emerge from a recent bad economy, companies look for added value to differentiate themselves from the competition.” He continues: “One of the differentiators today in the print world is cold foil innovation and it’s growing rapidly,” (read more). For over 25 years The Foil Experts have been doing just that and this year we’ll be displaying some of our amazing samples in booth 2625 at GRAPH EXPO in Orlando, Florida. There’s a reason why we have customers with Eagle technology across the globe. It’s not just that our quality print enhancement equipment is innovative and continues to be so (although that plays a big role), it’s that we … <<more>>
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>>
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>>
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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