API Releases New Cold-Stamping Line
API Foils’ New TA Series Offers Cost-Effective Metallic Foil Finish Right Off the Printer
Global foil, film and laminate provider API Foils has announced the launch of its TA Series of products—a new line of over-printable cold-stamping metallic foils for narrow web presses. This development expands the company’s extensive line of lower-cost alternatives to hot-stamping foils.
“As the industry progressively adopts cold foil technology as a means of adding aesthetic appeal at a moderate price, we have dedicated ourselves to offering the breadth of products the market needs,” stated Chuck Hardy, API Foils vice president of sales NA. “This is why we have developed the TA Over-Printable Series—to give customers even more choices to deliver exceptional brand enhancement.”
The TA Series is comprised of over-printable foils designed to deliver production performance and versatility across a variety of machines and substrates while delivering the best combination of fine detail and broad area coverage. The product line is compatible with a wide range of UV inks and adhesives used in the flexo web-fed cold foiling process, resulting in good highpeed transfer.
These cold foil products offer many of the visual benefits of hot-stamping foils, but they can be applied without heat using many printing presses, can be used on shrink films and flexible packaging materials, and can be printed over applied cold foils. Offering the ability to add bright finish on text and graphics, the TA Over-Printable Series is a compelling option for use in labeling of Wine & Spirits, Health & Beauty, personal care items, household and laundry products, and fast-moving consumer goods.