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Base unit

The Base Unit is the core of the Vinfoil Optima, designed to handle foil delicately, avoiding contact with its sensitive side until application. It uses Vinfoil’s bi-directional extended locking shafts for smooth unwinding and rewinding, fitting most 3″ cores, and features advanced speed and tension controls through its Direct Foil Drive and Break systems. Operator-friendly elements include a touchscreen interface, remote chucks, diameter sensors, and a web guiding mechanism, alongside a foil web break sensor for immediate malfunction detection. Additionally, its Multireel capability allows the use of multiple smaller reels, significantly reducing foil waste.

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Direct Foil Drives (DFD)

The Optima is outfitted with Direct Foil Drives (DFD). With the DFD roller, the foil web speed is controlled to match the exact speed of the printing press. This ensures perfect tension of the film web and optimal rewinding. Due to the DFD rollers, the cylinder gap has no influence on the foil loop and tension, thus improving the print quality

Multi-Reel Foil Saving Option

One of our unique features that allows you to easily reach foil savings up to 50% (Compared to full web production). You can use from one single reel to a maximum of 10 reels (min. width of 50 mm) to cover even the smallest spots during production. During multi-reel production, the use of special brackets is not required. No matter if you choose to run a single or multi-reel production, you can always use 3″ cores ensuring a perfect rewinding result.  
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frequently asked questions

frequently Asked Questions

Using a standard offset plate, an image is printed onto a substrate by the use of a tacky adhesive. Foil spools from an unwind and is nipped to a substrate. The aluminium particles from the cold foil layer are released from the polyester film and transferred to the substrate by the tack of the glue.
An image with a bright surface is created on the sheet. Foil that does not adhere to the adhesive remains on the 12um film, and waste is directed to a rewind spool or to a shredder (Vinfoil Infigo systems).

Because the adhesive is applied like a conventional ink, no expensive stamping die has to be created. Once printed, the surface of cold foil images may be overprinted and varnished.
  • Enables full-surface sheet decoration at high speeds
  • High-speed applications up to 20,000 sheets per hour overprinting can be done inline and offline
  • Eliminates the need for engraved hot stamping dies
  • Allows use of standard offset printing plates, rollers, washing agents, rubber blankets for applying the adhesive
  • Using multiple parallel-running, narrow foil rolls, the foil consumption can be minimized and made more economical
  • Job changeovers, with or without foil, can be performed in just minutes
  • No need to apply opaque white – the foil is simply omitted in the relevant areas
  • Outstanding flatness of the output – optimal further processing
  • Speed-to-market potential – very short production times
  • Ideal for small print runs and frequent job changeovers

Multiple Foil Use (MFU) is Vinfoil’s patented foil saving technology.

By guiding the foil web back into the printing nip (after transferring parts of the metallic layer for the first time) a foil web can be used up to 3 times during the same job and foil savings up to 85% can be reached. (Compared to full web and laminated board, depending on the job.)


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Designing a Vinfoil cold transfer solution requires our team of experts to always listen to and understand the needs of our customers and the market. Every feature of Vinfoil’s unique cold transfer technology has been created with this thought in mind.
"By investing in Vinfoil’s cold transfer technology, we are going where not many people have gone before. Also, we offer an extra option to our portfolio giving us the extra competitive advantage we are always looking for."
Mr. Carlos Mora

Managing Director - Cartonajes Mora, Spain

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