Less than a month after the one-day course, dgc realizes
significant quality bump, throughput acceleration, and cost savings
LOS ANGELES - Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, today announced that D'Andrea Graphic Communications (dgc) has successfully completed their Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFC). The comprehensive 8-hour program is not only geared towards improving production understanding and techniques of press operators, but incorporates the executive management level, ensuring that each Eagle Cold Foil user garners both higher quality and greater ROI.
The program’s benefits are fully evident at dgc. Following the one-day program, conducted onsite on September 10th, dgc management realized an almost immediate efficiency boost. “They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but we were schooled by one of the most savvy and experienced teachers in the Cold Foil business,” notes pressroom supervisor Gary Reyes. “Eagle president and CEO Mike King not only showed us several time-saving tricks, but he literally changed the way we start and finish each new cold foil job. It was a very rewarding investment for not just our press operators, but our management staff as well.”
A little over a month later, dgc has already realized measurable production rewards. “First of all, make-ready is substantially faster and overall product quality is noticeably enhanced. Second, throughput has been accelerated by between 10% and 15% on cold foil projects. And third, we’re experiencing about a 15% to 20% reduction in material use. This element alone has translated to $1000 to $2500 in additional profits, depending upon the job. The programs paid for itself in the first week. How many vendors tell you they’re going to make you faster, better, and more profitable… and then do it? But that’s we’ve come to expect from Eagle Systems.”
D'Andrea Graphic Communications and Eagle
Located in western Los Angeles on the coast, dgc is a 25-employee boutique print shop with an intimate connection to clients, offering unthinkably creative printing and marketing services. Though the company serves a growing international clientele, their focus is on the elite of Southern California, including large advertising and design agencies, entertainment companies, movie studios, record producers, DVD production and distribution firms, as well as major automobile marketers.
In early December 2013, dgc installed an Eagle inline cold foil system on their eight-color 40” Komori UV press, furthering dgc’s investment in new technology. The Eagle system not only increased the services and solutions they offered to their clients, it enabled dgc to print a silver film material inline and overprint process and spot colors to achieve a full spectrum of true metallic colors.