Visitors from more than 30 converting companies visited the Etirama Open House held recently at its UK demonstration center in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. The event coincides with Etirama Brazil’s 10th anniversary, and comes just two years after the European arm was established as part of the Grafitec Group.
“We were delighted to welcome converters to see both the new Stamp Foil machine, which offers a number of added value benefits, and also our high quality facilities here," says John Ainley, head of European sales. "We are confident that Etirama has a role to play in the narrow web market in Europe, and plan to use this Open House as a launch pad to increase our market presence.”
The new Stamp Foil machine is designed to offer converters the opportunity to add value offline, both in terms of foil decoration and product security, by precisely registering hologram images to the foil transfer. The machine’s steel frame, which is CNC manufactured, is capable of handling substrates up to 340 mm wide, and has a hot stamping area of 310 mm x 250 mm (two heads) and both lateral and longitudinal registration of the foil and diecutting. Infeed is servo controlled, with an electronic reinsertion sensor and optical sensor on the substrate and foil.
“We have priced the Stamp Foil at a level where it will attract attention from both small and large converters,” Ainley adds.