It is available off-the-shelf in silver and different gold shades - all other standard Kurz colours may be ordered upon request from the company’s local offices.
Existing customers would already have seen application of the stamping quality of the new foil as it was used on last year’s Kurz Christmas card, with its fine ornamental lettering.
The worldwide use of hot stamping foils in the graphics industry has grown enormously in the past 25 years. At the same time, both the technology and economic feasibility of this decoration technique has advanced.
Kurz continues to play a significant role in its further development.
The processing quality and continuous improvement of Kurz foils have contributed to the success of hot stamping technology.
Whereas the decoration of packaging or labels by foil was initially almost exclusively restricted to luxury goods and undertaken by only a few ’experts’ in the trade, nowadays a growing number of mass market products are also industrially hot stamped.
Given the high level of competition, pricing and delivery pressures associated with this, coupled with the very stringent quality requirements for the finished product, the issue of economic feasibility and profitability is gaining more and more importance.
Benchmarks for the profitability and cost effectiveness of foil stamping are comparable in many processor’s eyes to decoration processes such as printing or lacquering.
Consistent quality, precise matching to specific requirements, easy availability, high suitability for industrial applications, are all properties of Kurz stamping foils that make them economical to use.
According to Kurz, its service team is available at all times to provide advice on the development of economical hot stamping solutions.
Thus, the print finisher stands a good chance of achieving a reasonable and therefore cost-effective ratio of machine uptime, makeready time and machine downtimes.
By selecting suitable printing materials tailored to customer requirements (including printing inks and lacquer systems), by using high quality stamping tools and hot stamping foils on high-performance stamping machines, and by carefully controlling the process, there should be no obstacles to the use of hot stamping as an economical finishing technology.