Foil finishing is becoming increasingly popular, in particular in the label sector. Cold foil applications are therefore also gaining importance in narrow web printing. Generally speaking, most self-adhesive label printing machines with a laminating station or rotary stamping unit will be suitable or can be adapted to this process. Most machine manufacturers also offer specially designed cold foil transfer units.
Machine systems for cold foiling are now available from almost all printing machine manufacturers, for example:
- Nuova GIDUE
- Mark Andy
- and others
The foil is usually supplied on 3 inch cores for these cold foiling modules. The standard lengths are 2000 m - 4000 m, depending on the length of the substrate. The width should be approx. 0.5 cm wider than the desired design.