The Intec (Dorset, UK) ColorFlare CF350 and CF750 join the OEM’s CF1200 flagship model of lamination and foiling equipment, creating an extremely flexible decorative effects range. The ColorFlares are compact, dual-laminator and foil-flaring solutions offering commercial printers, marketers and designers in-house decorative effects. Primarily designed for short-run, on-demand digital applications as well as lamination for traditional litho output, the technology “opens up new opportunities for the production of greetings cards, vouchers, security print, packaging, book jackets, labels and more,” said the OEM. Intec’s lower-cost CF350 offers the flexibility of laminating and foiling with its softer feed rollers that are ideal for foiling more complex items such as envelopes – without any negative effects from the pressure required to achieve an optimal foil finish. The CF750 offers three different set up options – as a desktop solution, with a stand, and with a new dual-feed roller assembly so lamination and foil rolls can be loaded together for exact material alignment and faster production. Coupled with the ColorSplash colour digital printer, the ColorFlare can foil flare directly onto printed toner and also onto lamination films, creating special effects without expensive set-up charges. Intec also offers the ColorFlare to those who have a digital printer from any one of today’s major printer manufacturers.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.