Tipografia Valdostana SpA


High-quality metallic effects

FoilStar, the cold foil technology lets you expand your portfolio by adding metallic effects to a wide range of applications, including labels, cartons and high-end commercial work. The FoilStar for Speedmaster CD 74, Speedmaster CD 102 and Speedmaster XL 105 presses applies stunning finishes to a wide range of substrates. It is perfect for meeting the growing demand for high-quality finishing that adds value and impact to your customers' print products.

How FoilStar works

With FoilStar cold foil is applied using two normal offset printing units. The first printing unit uses its inking unit and an ordinary offset plate to apply an adhesive to all or part of the sheet. The second unit - the actual cold foil module - is equipped with take-up and take-off units for applying the foil. The foil is "nipped" together with the sheet between the blanket and impression cylinders, and the pressure transfers it to the adhesive-bearing areas. When the backing is removed, the metal layer remains behind. Both printing units can be used for printing again immediately after the cold foil application, which represents a major advantage for fast makereadies.