On 21 August 2015, Dhana Impex, distributor of decorative foils and the Indian represent- ative of Univacco Technology, welcomed the printing and packaging professionals at Taj Vivanta in Bengaluru.
Taiwan-based Univacco introduced itself as a world leader in foils and films and caters to several customers across the globe since 1990. With core vacuum metallizing and coating technology, Univacco has a rich experience increating innovative foil printing solutions to meet customers’ demands. The product lines cover hot stamping foil, cold foil, textile foil, plastic foil, lamination film, hairline foil, silver reverse foil, lamination films and release films.
In 2008, Univacco acquired a major stake in Yoto Holographics and initiated the process of providing different types of holographic foils and base materials for various purposes. Presently, Univacco is a listed company at the Taiwan Stock Exchange as well as an ISO-certified company. It partners with various companies in the printing industry including Flint Group, Manroland, EINS, Avery Dennison for product development and provides services across the globe. Recently, Univacco has opened a new warehousing centre in Holland to meet the demands of customers across Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company was also honoured with the Bronze LeafAward at the 21st annual Foil and Speciality Effects Association (FESA) event.
Live demo at ADKC
The FESA event was preceded by a demonstration of the in-line application of silver reverse foils through an in-line cold foiling process on the Gallus ECS 340 press on a shrink sleeve substrate at the Avery Dennison Knowledge Centre (ADKC). Narendra Kulkarni, business head, Gallus India, spoke about the unique features of the press including the less amount of raw material wastage, automated tools for precise print quality and exhibited the movable operator interface to different printing stations as well the fast changeover of cylinders possible on the press.
Moreover, visitors were taken to the prepress section in ADKC, where Naveen Serrao, manager of the ADKC, spoke about the plate making process with the help of the CDI Spark 4835. Using the laser engraving technique can provide 250 lpi (lines per inch) resolution on a digital flexo plate and the in-line UV-LED exposes the plate, which resembles a negative film. In addition, the flexo plate is exposed and dried in the Cyrel 1000ECDLF or in a 1000TDthermaldevelopertoproduce the finished plate. A classic label production workflow and live demo of in-line cold foiling was witnessed at the Avery Dennison Knowledge Centre by the label and film converters.