NEWFOIL MACHINES – 3 FIRSTS!
Newfoil’s recently appointed agent for Bolivia and Chile (Ferrostaal S.A.C.) has sold their first machine to Edobol Ltda of La Paz. This is also the first Newfoil machine to enter the Bolivian label industry, the machine itself is the first 3534 Servo press combined with a flexo varnishing unit, UV/IR drying, corona discharge and heavy-duty unwind and special rewind.
Mr. Victor Espinoza, president and owner of Edobol Ltda chose the Newfoil finishing solution to compliment his H.P. digital press, which will produce high value wine labels, finished with hot stamp foiling and embossing.
The flexo varnishing unit, being servo driven, can be used for flood coating substrates, spot varnishing and colours. UV and IR drying give the flexibility of using a wide range of inks and lacquers.
Off-line finishing is a very effective way of processing webs from digital inkjet and laser machines. The low-cost flat bed tooling used on the Newfoil equipment enables short run, high value labels to be produced effectively. Setup times are low, particularly if the Newfoil “Quickset” tooling is employed for embossing. When foiling is combined with embossing, the use of a “combination” die where the foiling and embossing takes place simultaneously, reduces setup times, reduces costs and increases potential speed of the process. The Newfoil range of machines is capable of 75 metres per minute or 18,000 cycles per hour, far in excess of typical digital machines.
The combination of flat bed screen-printing, hot foil stamping and embossing is increasingly popular with Newfoil customers who service the wines and spirits label sector. High quality labels featuring “silk foil” and thermally expanding inks to give a domed effect are proving to add value to labels and have greater customer appeal. In most of these applications, the batch size of labels is comparatively small, so the digital/off-line finishing solution is a perfect fit.
Newfoil Machines Ltd have been producing off-line finishing machines for 35 years, the largest marketplace at the present time is for equipment to finish digitally printed webs. The growing number of installations of these presses is forcing users to look for better, more efficient methods of adding value and reducing overall label costs. In capital, maintenance, operating and setup costs, the Newfoil finishing system has many advantages over the inline rotary solution, add to this the easier control of quality on a small compact machine.
At Labelexpo Newfoil will have three complete finishing lines, featuring screen-printing, digital inkjet, silk foiling, embossing and hot foil stamping in various web widths fro 17.5cm to 34cm. These machines will feature the latest updates on servo technology and customer driven advances in speed and ease of setup.