SWIFT™: Foil saving, hologram insetting and patch application anywhere in the printing machine
SWIFT™ is an add on for printing presses to save foil, register holograms and apply patches. The system is designed to be movable to any printing station on the rail of narrow web printing presses. Therefore, high performance foil saving and insetting is available anywhere in the press. Due to its unique saving technology Pantec pSave, the system pays back investments within a very short period of time.
SWIFT™ fits perfectly with the Pantec GS Systems foil stamping units ELECTROMAN™ and FLOWMAN™. Pantec GS Systems Hot foil stamping technology is used and provided by the leading printing machines manufacturers.
SWIFT™ at a glance
- A very high stepping frequency by vacuum buffers moves the foil up to 20 times per second, allowing a resulting web speed of 120 m/min. Even with short labels repeat length, high printing speeds can be achieved, where traditional mechanical savers cannot save anymore.
- SWIFT™ is very robust and processes all types of foils: standard hot foils, holographic foil, magnetic strips, etc.
- SWIFT™ optionally provides efficient brand protection with holograms and prestigious designs with lenses at low per-unit costs
- SWIFT™ is available with a flexible number of streams and foil widths
Typical applications: Cosmetics, body care, brand protection, security
SWIFT™: Operating modes
SWIFT™ for foil saving
SWIFT™ is a very valuable unit to save foil in a wide range of products. E.g. tube and bottle designs usually provide a saving potential bigger than 50%. And the saving potential with SWIFT™ is not limited with the label repeat as generally labels have a relatively short repeat length; 50 mm for bottles in health care, for example, is quite common.
SWIFT™ can be easily moved on the rail to any printing station, so full flexibility for over-printing in-line combined with foil saving is achieved.
SWIFT™ for registered hologram insetting and patch application
Equipped with an optional register sensor for the foil stream, SWIFT™ registers holograms and patches with an accuracy of 0.25 mm. SWIFT™ can be equipped with up to 11 registered hologram / patch streams combined with up to 12 foil saving streams. For example, at a speed of up to 20 holograms / sec, SWIFT™ places more than 250’000 holograms per hour with only four holograms streams.
This high insetting performance allows previously unaffordable foiling effects to be applied for mass products. Combined with the unique hot foil saving performance this opens up new creative fields.
So far designers were not allowed to make use of lenses and holograms due to cost reasons. Now with efficient in-line application they can extend their designs with holograms and lenses.
For cosmetics for example it should be attractive to stamp highly appealing prestige holograms onto labels to attract and protect products from brand pirates at the same time. Packaging for body & healthcare industries in turn can be done in-line, using attractive, sparkling holographic effects, recently enhanced with lens effect foils.
Typical SWIFT™ registration applications:
Hologram insetting: Prestige designs for cosmetics, holographic effects for body & healthcare packaging, efficient brand protection for automotive
Patch applications: Lenses, RFID Antennas, ….
SWIFT™: Technical Data
|Foil passage, max.||420 mm / 16.5"||520 mm / 20.5"|
|Foil save stream width, min. / max.||15 mm / 200 mm||15 mm / 250 mm|
|Saving frequency, max.||up to 20 cycles per sec (1’200 / min.)|
|Foil buffer technology||Vacuum|
|Foil save streams, max.||9||12|
|Foil step drives, max.||3||6|