KBA Partners With Graphic Art System to Add Cold Foil Machines on Press

Monday, May 16, 2011

KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, Texas, has forged a partnership with Graphic Art System, the leader in the design and manufacture of foil stamping and print enhancement equipment with its Eagle System brand. KBA presses will now be able to be retrofit on existing presses or equipped on new press installations with cold foil machines from Graphic Art System.
"I am delighted that KBA has chosen Graphic Art System, the leader in foil enhancement equipment, to provide our Eco-Eagle cold foil machine as a package with their printing presses to those clients seeking a cold foil solution," says Michael King, president of Graphic Art System.
After two years of research and development, King created the Eco-Eagle Systems, the most advanced cold foil and film casting modules in the industry. "With my 30 years of machine development experience," says King, "my engineers and I took a totally different approach. We have developed the most successful cold foil machine available today on the market. Our system is extremely high tech and has a very smooth start and stop. It does not create any dust."
The environmentally-friendly Eco-Eagle cold foil machine is the most economical machine in the marketplace today drawing power less than a hairdryer to operate.  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 and requires no mechanical, electrical or computer adjustments.
Recently, KBA installed an Eco-Eagle cold fold module on a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch sheetfed press at Unigraf, a commercial printer located in Warsaw, Poland. "The on-site KBA technical team was astonished to see how quickly the Eco-Eagle was completely installed and the press was in production," says King. "The results of the installation have been highly satisfactory for all concerned."
Graphic Arts System is the leader in the design and manufacture of foil stamping and print enhancement equipment with its Eagle System brand. Eagle System machines have stood the test of time and have been a long time favorite for conversion of automatic die cutting platens and lithographic printing presses. The headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Ocean, New Jersey. Graphic Arts System has a dedicated team of design engineers using state-of-the-art A-Synchronous 3D design systems with electronic simulation to ensure Z-D (zero defects) technology in equipment at the design stage and have a fully functioning design even before any metal is cut. All equipment is produced in-house with all of the control systems and software; the fully equipped machine shop consists of all the machine tools necessary for efficient, repeatable and high-speed Z-D production.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established 194 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), the parent of the KBA group, is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, special presses for books, inserts, banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards; CDs and DVDs plus inkjet and other coding systems. For more information visit the company's web site at www.kba.com