Marrs was also impressed with the strong reputation and guarantee from Graphic Art Systems. “Part of being an innovator is choosing the right machine partner and although there were less expensive alternatives, no company had the knowledge of foil and the reputation like Eagle System foil retrofits. The machine risk was simple as well, with a money back guarantee, which is unheard of in today’s business world and that enabled us to make a quick decision,” says Marrs. “When Mike King stated that his machine would do everything he says it will do or your money back, we were impressed and that sealed the deal.”
“We are pleased to provide Marrs Printing & Packaging with a solution to their foiling services,” says Michael King, president of Graphic Art Systems. “Having a system within their own facility will attract new as well as existing customers.”
Graphic Art Systems, known as “The Foil Experts,” has been the leader in the design and manufacturing of retrofit hot foil stamping equipment for over 20 years. Its Eagle Systems® equipment has dominated the hot foil market with hundreds of installations worldwide. Recently Michael King, owner of Graphic Art Systems, applied his decades of specialization in foil enhancement equipment to the development of the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System for sheet-fed offset presses. The Eco-Eagle is the most technologically-advanced, versatile and cost efficient cold foil system in the world.
The environmentally-friendly Eco-Eagle uses less power than a hairdryer to operate and was designed to eliminate foil dust caused by machines using the old dancer roller system. It has the ability to run unlimited multiple narrow webs of the same size or different sizes, or one large web depending on the job. The Eco-Eagle is operator-friendly, requires no mechanical, electrical or computer adjustments and can be retrofit to new or existing 28-inch up to 80-inch sheetfed offset presses from major press manufacturers. Installations typically are achieved between three to five days and production is running by the sixth day.