Cold foil is an amazing print technology that allows you to apply metallic foil, in line, at press speed in an infinite spectrum of colours.
Foiltone cold foil application systems are engineered and designed to work with your existing offset, sheet-fed lithographic printing press.
Cold foil delivers quality foil imaging at a cost competitive price, eliminating the need to take your project off-line for finishing.
The process utilises standard printing plates so that your make-ready is done in a flash. Most importantly, your operator needs no additional skills to operate the system.
With cold foil, registration of the foil to ink is the same as the registration of ink to ink.
How does it work?
Cold foil technology uses an ink-based adhesive that is printed with a standard lithographic printing plate onto the substrate.
The foil is then released onto the substrate where the ink-based adhesive has been applied.
The remaining printing units are used to overprint the sheet. CMYK and spot colours can be printed onto the sheet and over the foil. The result is a brilliant foil effect.
What are the production benefits?
- Fast make-readies
- No additional tool or die costs
- Single pass processing
- Litho registration
- No special operator training
- Shorter lead times
- Runs at litho press speed
- Ideal for short run work
- Foil Save features
- Multi roll options
- No limit on foil coverage
What are the design benefits?
- Increased foil coverage
- Eliminates limitations on number of foils per design
- Prints micro fonts and reverse-outs
- Allows foil coverage in quarter, half and full tones
What are the company benefits?
- More sales and marketing opportunities
- Eliminates outsourcing and additional labour costs
- Reduces operating costs
- Eliminates need for costly foil boards
What products benefit from Cold Foil?
Foiltone systems are now being used for:
- Cosmetic packaging
- Food and beverage packaging
- Pharmaceutical packaging
- Greeting cards
- Advertising and promotions
- Books and magazine printing
- CD, DVD and Gaming Jackets