Agi-Shorewood Installs Eagle Hot Foiling System from Graphic Art Systems
Graphic Art Systems, known as “The Foil Experts,” has been the leader in the design and manufacturing of retrofit hot foil stamping equipment for over 20 years. Its Eagle Systems equipment has dominated the hot foil market with hundreds of installations worldwide.
Recently Michael King, owner of Graphic Art Systems, applied his decades of specialization in foil enhancement equipment to the development of the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System for sheetfed offset presses. The Eco-Eagle is the most technologically-advanced, versatile and cost efficient cold foil system in the world.
The environmentally-friendly Eco-Eagle uses less power than a hairdryer to operate and was designed to eliminate foil dust caused by machines using the old dancer roller system. It has the ability to run unlimited multiple narrow webs of the same size or different sizes, or one large web depending on the job.
The Eco-Eagle is operator-friendly, requires no mechanical, electrical or computer adjustments and can be retrofit to new or existing 28˝ to 80˝ sheetfed offset presses from major press manufacturers. Installations typically are achieved between three to five days and production is running by the sixth day.
About Graphic Art Systems
Michael B. King, president of Graphic Art Systems, has been the producer of the Eagle brand of retrofit hot stamping and cold foil enhancement systems for over 20 years. The Eagle brand of foil equipment has over 350 installations in more than 15 countries. Graphic Art Systems is headquartered in Ocean, NJ, where all R&D, manufacturing and production of its Eagle systems is performed. The Eagle system products offered today are for both the hot and cold foil markets.
AGI-Shorewood is a specialized global packaging company that makes innovative products for the world’s premier consumer products companies. Key consumer-packaging segments it serves include entertainment and media, tobacco, beauty and personal care, cosmetics and fragrance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, golf, confectionary and specialty foods, beverages, and specialty gravure. With this transaction and following the closing on Shorewood’s Packaging’s Chinese businesses later this month, the company will employ nearly 4,000 people worldwide, operating 24 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It maintains eight creative services offices in the United States, U.K., France and Australia.