Olympus speeds to silver and gold with API foil
A TA cold foil from brand enhancement specialist API is behind a spectacular increase in production speed and quality at a leading label print company. Olympus Print Group chose the foil from API after a long search for the perfect foil provider and type, and has been highly impressed by the results it has delivered.
“The TA foil from API has enabled us to increase our output by over 50%, which is fantastic,” explains Steve Makin, Business Improvement Manager at the Olympus Group. “Not only has it helped our efficiencies, it has also significantly improved the quality of our final product.”
The TA cold foil, which is being applied to gold and silver PP and PE substrates on the Olympus digital converting line, has enabled application speeds to rocket from the 8-10 metres per minute of its predecessor to a phenomenal 25-30 metres per minute.
“When we talked to Steve about the machine speed he was getting with his previous cold foil, we were confident that, with the technical support we offer, we could help him achieve vastly superior results,” comments Phil Clarkson, Account Manager at API, who worked closely with Steve to pinpoint the ideal foil for Olympus’s needs. “Happily, we were able to deliver both greater speed and higher quality.”
The Olympus Print Group specialises in self-adhesive labels and large format digital print, which it produces for a wide variety of markets. At its base in West Yorkshire, it applies the API TA cold foil using an ABG Digicon 3 finishing line and Sericol cold foil adhesive.
“Besides the outstanding foil they provided, API were very supportive and proactive throughout the project,” concludes Steve. “We’re now continuing the relationship by working with API on a similar project to develop a bespoke shade for a leading personal care brand.”