Cold foil technology can be flexibly integrated into any printing process. The cold foil is simply applied as a “fifth color” to the print image. This opens up many new design possibilities.


The process of cold foil transfer involves applying UV-curable adhesive onto the image area without the need of using dies. After the foil has been in contact with the specific area, the adhesive is cured by UV light and then the carrier film is removed.

Cold foil can be flexibly integrated into any printing process as the cold foil is simply applied as a “fifth colour” to the print image. Overprinting offers free choice of colours. The base colour is usually silver. The cold foil can then be overprinted with any process colours or other colours. A variety of new metallic colour tones can also be created in this manner.

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Expand your design scope with Cold Foiling

  • Flexibility when creating designs
  • High register accuracy
  • Very fine elements, negative lettering, rasters and large areas
  • Metallic half-tone effects
  • Optimal foil-to-print register
  • The substrate structure is retained, e.g. a linen effect texture
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DISTORUN® – Independent module for labeling machines.

DISTORUN® is a unique module for the processing of single images and endless decors in cold foiling transfer. Cold foil single images can be accurately positioned. The section between two images can now be used for efficient foil usage.

A print mark reader notes the positions of the print marks. Recording the track speed and the print mark positions is part of the module and is fitted onto the printing press. DISTORUN® operates separately and is not affected by the controls of the printing press.



DISTORUN® has been developed and designed with modern servo control technology. A specially-designed software program allows for individual frame positioning and efficient use of foil.

DISTORUN® is placed on the rail system of the printing machine and the track speed of the printed substrate is recorded by a separate rotary encoder.


General Features

  • Processing of cold foil single images and endless decors.
  • No need for any modification of the printing machine.
  • Synchronized with the printing machine.
  • Rail system makes possible different positions to print unit.
  • Foil tension control on unwind and rewind.
  • Foil can be reused and remain true to register.
  • Available in 330 mm, 420 mm and 520 mm, with one, two and three foil stripes.

Specifications – 330 mm model with 3 foil tracks

Max. working speed (Synchronized with the printing unit) : ≤ 80 m / min
Accuracy of positioning image (Depends on the distance between two images) : ≤ 0.30 mm
Min. cold foil width: 30 mm
Max. cold foil width: 330 mm
Rewind / unwind maximum diameter: 350 mm (3″ core)
Max. number of foil tracks: 3
Electrical requirements: 3 x 400V AC, 50/60Hz, 6kW
Width: 720 mm
Depth: 1400 mm
Height: 650 mm
Weight: 380 kg


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