Newfoil Machines at Labelexpo Europe 2017

A Newfoil 5500 combination press featuring screen-printing, embossing, hot stamping and die-cutting.

Founded in 1982 Newfoil Machines have become a world leader in the field of roll fed hot foil label printing and converting machines, and have over 1,500 installations in 90 countries worldwide. Primary customers include multiple worldwide label printers, particularly those servicing the wines, spirits and electronics industries.

From the launch of the first machine at the 1982 Labelexpo exhibition in Birmingham, UK, the Newfoil range of machines and options have been continuously developed and expanded and are now regarded as industry standard for high quality finishing and converting. The company was one of the first to produce self-adhesive hologram labels, launched at the 1986 Drupa exhibition.

Its Servo range of presses deploy the latest developments in servo technology to offer an integrated motion and safety control system, which brings together the dynamic and control elements of the machine into one package. Using a HMI touch-screen control panel, the operator can set-up and optimise the label parameters in the minimum amount of time and store the data for re-use.

All Newfoil machines are designed and built at the company’s 2,000m² factory in the UK, a modern facility equipped with the latest CAD design systems, CNC machine tools and production equipment. In-house production accounts for 95 per cent of the machines engineering content; having total control of the manufacturing process enables Newfoil Machines to enjoy an unrivalled reputation for reliability and quality.

The Servo range comprises seven machine variants, with web widths varying from 175-340mm. Each model deploys electronic servo web feed control and is capable of up to 18,000 cycles per hour in addition to finished label rewind and matrix removal. In operation, the machines take blank or pre-printed material on rolls at the infeed and then, via seven steps – re-register, hot stamp, emboss, laminate, die-cut, strip and rewind – deliver finished, self-adhesive labels, foiled and embossed at the outfeed.

A recent addition to the Newfoil range is the optional flat bed screen printing unit, featuring servo drives and UV drying. This enables the production of a ‘silk foil’ type print. Using special UV thermal expanding varnishes and specially developed hot stamping foil, the effect is comparable to a foil embossed finished without the need for male and female hard tooling, particularly cost-effective for short runs. Constant research and development keeps the company at the forefront of off-line finishing.

Newfoil Machines will be exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe 2017, September 25-28, Hall 7 Stand C41.