Company to upgrade label print and finishing capabilities
McLean Packaging has installed an Eagle Systems Eco-Eagle Cold foil system to augment output from its KBA Rapida 106 press.
The company has previously invested in an Eagle Systems Eco-Eagle cold foil system for use on a Manroland 700 press, installed at its folding carton division in Moorestown, New Jersey. Also installed at the Moorestown production facility, the new Eco-Eagle cold foil system has seen a number of clients transition from hot foiling to cold foiling.
McLean Packaging pressroom manager Rob Watt explained: ‘Today, Eagle has enabled us to move well up the production cycle into the development stage. Our clients want us to consult very early in the process and this gives us a major competitive advantage, both in terms of securing their trust and business, as well as ensuring will match their project expectations and needs. We’ve actually converted many of our clients from hot foil stamping to the many benefits of cold foiling, and we attribute this to the brilliance and luster generated from Eagle’s systems.
‘It’s definitely a win-win with for our customers and McLean. So much so that we’re now running cold foil every shift, three out of every five days.’
With the KBA Rapida 106 printing press already installed, the Eco-Eagle cold foil system had to be retrofitted to it. Watt said: ‘With production speeds up to 18,000sph, the KBA Rapida 106 is the fastest press in its format class, so we required an Eagle system that processes cold foil at corresponding speeds. With Eagle, every install is not only engineered for the press specs, but also the client’s specific requirements. It makes a major difference.’