Packaging Graphics in Pawtucket, RI, Installs an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System on manroland Press
PAWTUCKET, RI—November 7, 2014—Eagle Systems, a U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced the completed installation of its Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at the manufacturing operations of Packaging Graphics based here. Packaging Graphics is a leading manufacturer of blister cards, folding cartons, thermoformed blisters, trays and clamshells. They produce high-end consumer packaging value-added offerings through in-line capabilities and eye catching inks, coatings and designs. The Eagle was installed early last week, and now operates in unison with the company’s manroland press.
"Our clients choose Packaging Graphics for many reasons, but the one-stop packaging solution seems to be high on the list," noted Greg Iannuccillo, vice president of sales. "We have a 300,000-square-foot self-contained facility which houses engineering, prepress, the manufacturing of print, diecutting, windowing, gluing, and EAS tag application, as well as all thermoforming operations. The facility also stores our make-and-hold finished goods
and raw material inventory. The Eagle System allows even our sophisticated operation to run lower quantities without sacrificing efficiencies. With the ever changing world of speed-to-market, the Eagle System enables us to be more productive and make-ready conscious while controlling costs."
Iannuccillo also noted on the installation: "Previously, we had a different cold foil unit installed on the press [manroland Prindor], but with the Eagle System, we expect to expand our services, as well as be more responsive to the immediate needs of our growing client base. One key advantage the system offers us is the use of narrow webs of foil, which in turn delivers significant material savings. And, its ease-of-use greatly reduces our learning curve, while integrating seamlessly with our workflow.
"Our research and direct interviews with other Eagle users really convinced us. Even after committing to the system, we were comforted to see videos of our new system as it was being manufactured. With the installation completed in just days, we’re eager to introduce our clients to how much more we can now offer them.”
The Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System
The Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system is a value-added finishing technique for cold foil applications. The add-on system can retrofit to new or existing 28" up to 80" sheetfed offset presses from most major press manufacturers. It offers users the flexibility to apply a single 40" width of foil or multiple widths of foil, in any combination, as narrow as 2". This ability greatly reduces foil cost and consumption. In addition, the cold foil system operates on about the same amount of electricity as a 1,500 watt hair dryer, reducing energy demands in production environments. This year, Eagle Systems has added the ability to use a 16,000k foil roll which allows for less change over during a job run.
The Eco-Eagle system provides the benefits of high-quality performance and reliability, as well as efficient machine-ability and cost effectiveness. Spot or overall foil coverage is printed inline and then overprinted at standard press speeds. The process uses standard printing plates and features setup times of less than 10 minutes. Eco-Eagle is completely automated thereby eliminating the human interface and operator/machine intervention.
About Packaging Graphics
Packaging Graphics develops partnerships with its clients to provide the best alternative for their packaging needs. Its self-contained 300,000-square-foot printing and thermoforming facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and extensive in-house expertise, ensuring clients the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost. Packaging Graphics is proud to be ISO 9001 & 14000 certified, operating under the highest quality and environmental standards.
Packaging Graphics is a division of The MATLET Group a certified Minority Business Enterprise and Corporate Plus member of The National Minority Supplier Development Council. Its goal is to help clients reach supplier-diversity spend goals while working with a company that meets the highest quality and service standards every day. Packaging Graphics was founded on the concept of revolutionizing the packaging industry, and today they are a world-class organization offering innovation and the highest business ethics, while delivering creative and impacting packaging design.
About Eagle Systems
For more than 24 years, Eagle Systems has been the industry leader in the design and manufacture of foil application and print enhancement equipment. With hundreds of installations around the world, the Eagle Systems brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and state of the art innovation. Since founding the company, Mike King, CEO/president and inventor of all Eagle Systems products, has specialized in the use of foil in printing.
Completely manufactured, assembled and tested at their new plant in Ocean, NJ, the Eco-Eagle systems are installed and in production within five days. Using advanced technology and the power of the internet, the highly automated Eco-Eagle Systems reduce foil costs, run smoothly and foil dust free without operator intervention.
Source: Eagle Systems.