VollherbstDruck adds EcoLeaf

July 14, 2020 Off By Sebastian Reisig

German printer VollherbstDruck has signed on as the first EcoLeaf customer confirmed since Actega Metal Print and AB Graphic entered into a strategic commercial partnership.

Integrated inline on finishing equipment, analogue or digital printing presses, EcoLeaf combines a printed trigger image and a metallisation unit that applies only the precise and required amount of metal. Overprinting of the silver pigment results in a rainbow of metallic colours, including gold. EcoLeaf was formally known as Landa Metallography and was presented as a technology demonstration at drupa 2016. Designed for a broad variety of markets, EcoLeaf is to be initially targeted at enabling profit-driving metallisation embellishments onto self-adhesive labels. Further packaging applications are under investigation and exploration by Actega Metal Print, a division of Actega, itself a subsidiary of Altana Group. A key component of the EcoLeaf development roadmap is inkjet printing of the trigger image.

Earlier this year, Actega Metal Print and AB Graphic entered into a strategic partnership that sees the UK-based converting specialist handle sales and service of the new EcoLeaf metallisation technology in the EU and the UK.