Graphic Art Systems Installs an Eagle Cold Foiling System at Marrs

Marrs Printing representatives pictured from the left are Andrew Marrs, vice president of production; Scott Marrs, vice president/general manager; Walt Marrs, president and CEO; Teresa Grigsby, vice president of finance; and Johnny Grigsby, vice president of customer service.

OCEAN, NJ—May 29, 2012—Graphic Art Systems, a leading developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment for the printing industry for over 20 years, announced that it has installed an Eco-Eagle cold foil system at Marrs Printing & Packaging, located in City of Industry, CA, in April 2012. The Eco-Eagle cold foil system was installed on the firm’s 40˝manroland 700 six-color UV-equipped press with coater.

“As we celebrate our 40 years of service in the printing industry, we felt the need for innovation and to differentiate ourselves from our competitors,” says Walt Marrs, president of Marrs Printing & Packaging. “We wanted to enable our company to offer our customers something that no one else can, providing them with faster turnaround, reduced costs, and an environmentally-friendly solution. Installing our Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system provided the answer to those needs.”

But being an innovator carries a risk, notes Marrs, who asks, “Will there be a market for cold foil?” For years, Marrs had offered hot foiling services to its packaging customers but the firm had sent the work out to another facilitator.

“Not having the equipment under your own roof can have its own problems,” says Marrs. “You lose control over the job and sometimes the price can fluctuate. Most importantly, you can lose control over your schedule and your customer’s schedule, which has become more critical over the past few years.”

After notifying its present customers of the recent installation and the capability of cold foil application, Marrs’ customers have shown tremendous interest.

“We are very optimistic that cold foiling will be a growing area for our company,” says Marrs. “Our leading packaging customers are seeking to draw attention to their packages on the shelf and a shiny foil application provides that attention. In addition, foil serves to showcase the quality of the package and what it holds inside–a high-quality product.”