Color Optics Installs Cold Foil System

From left to right, Color Optics’ President Joe Cicci; Michael Pasciolla, vice president of manufacturing, Color Optics; and Graphic Art Systems’ Mike King, president and CEO, stand with the company's new Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system.

ROCKAWAY, NJ—January 3, 2013—Graphic Art Systems, a U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, announced the completed installation of its Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at Color Optics by Arcade, a division of Arcade Marketing. Located in Rockaway, NJ, Color Optics by Arcade is a specialty packaging provider, serving the cosmetic and consumer products industries with highly decorated packaging solutions.

“Choosing the right technology solution and manufacturer to fulfill it was of utmost importance to us,” stated Joe Cicci, president of Color Optics. After investigating all the cold foil solutions currently in the market Color Optics realized it needed to go with a company that had a long history in the design and manufacturing of foil equipment, a comprehensive knowledge of the entire foiling process and one which had outstanding references from its customers. Its choice of Eagle Systems, with more than 20 years of experience with hot- and cold-foiling equipment, became obvious.

Color Optics’ Vice President, Manufacturing, Mike Pasciolla was impressed with the simplicity of Eco-Eagle’s technology and the professionalism of the installation technicians. The machine was installed on the Color Optics’ Heidelberg CD102 in three days as promised by Mike King, president and CEO of Graphic Art Systems. The machine was ready to go into live commercial production immediately after installation and produced a beautiful piece.

Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System Background
Mike King, designer and inventor of all Eagle System Foil Machines, started at the early age of 15 years old, working for his father’s company building a hot-foil puller called Brighten Leaf Pullers which were attached to small automatic diecutting presses and clam shells. Within a couple of years he realized there was a need for a large-format foil solution so he created the first electronic-foil indexer called the BOA System. In 2007, he started developing and created the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System an inline-foiling solution for offset printing presses which has become the solution of choice for many printers worldwide. With his knowledge and technology he has proven to be “The Foil Expert.”

About Graphic Art Systems
For more than 20 years, Graphic Arts Systems has been the industry leader in the design and manufacture of foil application and print enhancement equipment with their “Eagle Systems” ™ brand. With hundreds of installations around the world, the Eagle Systems brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and state of the art innovation. Since founding Graphic Art Systems Mike King, CEO/president and inventor of all Eagle Systems products, has specialized in the use of foil in printing. Once again Mike has demonstrated his dominance in this arena when Graphic Art Systems rolled out a new line of foil systems—the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil and the Eco-Eagle Cast and Cure systems.

These systems are in a class of their own. Completely manufactured, assembled and tested at our plant in Ocean, NJ, the Eco-Eagle systems are installed and in production in five days. Using advanced technology and the power of the internet, the highly automated Eco-Eagle Systems reduce foil costs, run smoothly and foil dust free without operator intervention. For more information about Graphic Art Systems and all the Eagle Systems products, go to

Source: Graphic Arts Systems.