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Graffica opens up opportunities to value add with embossing and foiling

Value adding, through embossing and foiling for example, is still the best way for printers and packagers to distinguish themselves from the pack. These processes add distinction to the hideed product that will also set their clients apart from the competition, while adding directly to the all important bottom line.

"At Graffica we are used to selling large format flat bed machines, but very few printers have the volume to justify such machinery," observes managing director Neil Southerington. "This is where the TYMK hot stamping and diecutting machine comes into its own: adding value to short runs - be it corporate stationery or annual reports, boxes or point-of-sale displays."

The new generation TYMK offers robust construction, high precision and efficiency to produce excellent effects. It comes in three sizes - 72cm, 93cm and 110cm, and will die cut, foil or emboss at 25 sheets per minute on a range of materials from paper through to cardboard, polypropylene plastics, leather, mouse pads or core flute, for example. Two or three foil pulls are possible through the reliable programmable controller. Skipping is accurate, so there is no wastage of foils.

"The low cost machine opens the door to a multitude of opportunities," adds Southerington. "There is a huge array of decorative foils available now to enhance the printed product In addition to embossing pictures and logos on items from labels, book covers and greeting cards to packaging cartons, the TYMK can also be used to soften the creases of a poly satchel or box. Graffica can arrange specialist training to show users how to achieve the best results for printing and packaging decoration as well as for the plastics industry."