VollherbstDruck adds EcoLeafJuly 14, 2020
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.