i-Sub Digital is following the success of its recent open days with two additional dates dedicated to the print specialist's exclusive Digi-Foil digital foiling system and digital packaging proofing systems.
Taking place on Tuesday November 25th and Wednesday November 26th 2014 at Hybrid Services' headquarters in Crewe, the event will see i-Sub Digital partner with foil supplier Foilco and exclusive UK and Ireland Mimaki distributor Hybrid Services to demonstrate the Digi-Foil end-to-end system.
By combining a Mimaki UJF desktop printer with foil and a heated applicator, foil effects can be achieved in minutes without the time and cost involved in preparing traditional dies and foil presses. For print houses specialising in packaging mock-ups, this can cut weeks or even months off project times as decisions based on colour-accurate prototypes can be made immediately. Foil can be applied to areas as small as 4pt text or dot size of 0.3mm, dramatically reducing material wastage and enabling the creation of eye-catching designs.
In addition to metallic colours, Digi-Foil can achieve holographic, patterned, multi-coloured, opaque and foil embossed effects and security markings – making the system ideal for the packaging and promotional products markets.
The November open days will also feature the recently launched Kebab add-on for the Mimaki UJF-6042HG desktop printer with higher clearance. Offering 360° direct printing and foiling, the Kebab enables personalisation and intricate decoration of cylindrical items such as candles, bottles, packaging and gift items in just five minutes.
"Our Digi-Foil system, particularly paired with the Kebab tool, has attracted huge interest at every event we've shown it so we felt it deserved its own open house event," says Andy Spreag, Director of i-Sub Digital. "From packaging companies and dedicated packaging prototype designers to signmakers and print houses, it has sparked the imagination of everyone who's seen it.
"The two open days in November will offer an opportunity to see Digi-Foil in action and get in-depth Mimaki knowledge from experts from i-Sub Digital and Hybrid Services plus advice from materials specialist Foilco. We're looking forward to seeing what new ideas our guests will come up with."
The Hybrid Services demonstration suite also features a huge range of Mimaki wide-format printing equipment, including the recently launched Mimaki JV300 range of solvent printers and print and cut systems. Visitors will be available to see these at the Digi-Foil open house.