FoilStar - Stunning Prospects with Cold Foil Finishing.
Stylish and cost-effective - the art of foil finishing in offset
FoilStar, the cold foil module from Heidelberg, makes for a
whole host of exceptional finishings for labels, packaging, and
high-quality commercial print jobs, offering brilliant metallic
effects that give your customers' print products high added value.
Using FoilStar on the Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster CD 102,
Speedmaster CX 102 and Speedmaster XL 105 enables a wide range
of printing stocks to be finished to impressively high levels of
Cold foil finishing - the technology for brilliant effects.
FoilStar applies the cold foil using two offset printing
units. In the first unit, high-tack glue is applied using the
inking unit and an offset printing plate either as a spot
application or over the entire sheet. The second, actual cold foil
unit has take-up and take-off units for applying the foil. Along
with the sheet, it is fed into the nip between the blanket and
impression cylinders and applied by pressure to the areas of the
printing stock coated with glue. When the backing is removed, the
metal layer remains on the sheet.
Subsequent overprinting of the foil allows you to achieve a
variety of color nuances. The option of varying the number (one to
six) and width of the foil webs enables you to precisely adapt the
foil consumption to the current job.
FoilStar allows you to choose between versions with and
without an index function. The version with index function enables
uninterrupted, cost-effective use of the foil as foil
transportation stops when foil is no longer transferred onto the
print sheet (for example, if the foil travels over the gripper
margin or cylinder gap). This is a single-web version with a
minimum width of 550 millimeters (21.65 in) and an indexing range
of 200 to 750 millimeters (7.87 to 29.53 in) from the start of
printing. Foil indexing in the format is possible. Up to six webs
from 80 to 1050 millimeters (3.15 to 41.34 in) can be used for the
option without an indexing function. Foil indexing in the format is
also possible here.
A further benefit is that both printing units can be changed
over rapidly and are then immediately available for printing.
This animation shows you the cold foil application with FoilStar.