Primera Technology today announced its new FX400 Foil Imprinting System, which allows you to add shiny metallic gold and silver highlights to your inkjet-printed labels.
FX400, an optional accessory to Primera's LX-Series Color Label Printers, works in-line to apply shiny gold and silver borders, fonts and other graphics to inkjet-printed labels. The effect is virtually identical to traditional metallic hot-stamp technology, adding shiny highlights to labels. Since the process is 100% digital, there are no set-up charges. Virtually any design imaginable can be printed.
Products that can benefit from shiny metallic borders and graphics include wine, specialty and fancy foods, high-end gift items and much more.
Clear film for FX400 is also available. When printed onto inkjet-printed labels, it not only adds a glossy finish but also makes labels virtually waterproof. Additionally, the clear film adds UV resistance to printed output, allowing longer exposure to natural and artificial light sources.
Primera's exclusive PTFoil Software is included with FX400. The software makes it fast and easy to combine two different graphics - one for inkjet printing and the other for foil imprinting - on the same label.
Also included in the system is a powder-coated metal stand for holding the LX-Series inkjet printer and the FX400 imprinter. The stand keeps both units perfectly aligned during production and allows a "loose loop" between the two printers.
The FX400 Foil Imprinting System sells for US$1595 (MSRP). Shipments will begin in January 2009. er, chemicals, cleaning solutions, UV and other harsh environmental factors.