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Colbert Packaging installs Eagle Systems’ Cold Foil Module on an RMGT Ryobi Press

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Colbert Packaging installs Eagle Systems’ Cold Foil Module on an RMGT Ryobi Press

October 16, 2019 - 12:54

LAKE FOREST, IL, Oct. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, today announced that Colbert Packaging has installed an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil Module on their new RMGT Ryobi V3000 press. The installation, which was completed in early June, marks the very first Eco-Eagle on a Ryobi in North America.

Colbert Packaging Corporation, a premier provider of paperboard packaging solutions, recently installed the system to meet a growing demand for impactful and eye-catching graphics for consumer products. The 60-year old organization remains an independent family-owned operation, with more than 300 employees located throughout three different manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

”Customers choose Colbert because of our dedication to a tradition of excellence, passionately embraced by our production team.

Our average employee tenure is over 10 years, with many 20 plus. And our continual investment in capital equipment means we can offer our customers the latest and greatest technology in packaging production,” notes Colbert SVP of Business Development, Lon Johnson.

Serving many of the most notable providers in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer goods markets, Colbert Packaging’s clientele have already begun to benefit from the installation of the Eagle Systems Cold Foil’s production capabilities to add brilliant colors and metallic accent to their printed products.

“Product marketers turn to cold foil application for an edgy and unique way to get noticed,” Johnson adds. “Cold foil effects are an impactful tool for enhancing product on-shelf appearance. This is particularly crucial for cosmetic and beauty packaging, and OTC healthcare product packaging, where a sea of competitors vie for consumer attention and share-of-mind.

“The Eco-Eagle Cold Foil Module from Eagle Systems represents a vastly improved alternative to specialty inks or hot foil solutions,” notes Bill Snyder, Colbert vice president of operations. “The cold foil option provides a true metallic surface, applied directly to the substrate, producing a truer look and feel of foil. And, Eagle’s custom-designed metallic fine lines, screens and gradient effects are limitless. Operating in-line with our Ryobi press, projects are finished at the press, making embellishment turnaround nearly insignificant. For the growing numbers concerned about sustainability, paperboard packaging printed, using the cold foil process, is also 100% recyclable, a valuable bonus.”

“We’ve experienced a global adoption of cold foil in recent years,” said Mike King, President and CEO, Eagle Systems. “Cold Foil enables service providers to offer their clients an innovative option that transcends the demands of their most high-end customers. It gives them the ability to say ‘yes’ to more projects, with less time and money required to make it happen.”

“Eagle Systems has impressed us with their unique consultative selling approach. Their customer support, both pre- and post-sale, is solid. They offer terrific service after the sale and have guided us through all the phases of our learning curve. Their onsite assistance makes all the difference when complex projects require technical support,” adds Snyder.

About Colbert Packaging

Corporation is an independent, family-owned business with extensive industry knowledge, R&D and manufacturing capabilities, customer service expertise, and a solid reputation for excellence. Founded in 1959, Colbert Packaging has grown its portfolio of paperboard packaging solutions into one of the most comprehensive, diverse and inventive in the industry. Lake Forest, Ill., is home to Colbert’s headquarters and its custom folding carton operation. Flexographic-printed cartons, pressure-sensitive roll labels and package inserts are produced in Kenosha, Wis., and folding cartons and paper tray forming is handled in its Elkhart, Indiana facility. For more information about Colbert Packaging’s safe, smart and sustainable custom packaging solutions, visit or call 847-367-5990.

About Eagle Systems

For more than 35 years, Eagle Systems has been the industry leader in the design and manufacture of foil application and print enhancement equipment such as Hot Foil stamping, Cold Foiling and Cast and Cure. With hundreds of installations around the world, the Eagle Systems brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and state of the art innovation. Completely manufactured, assembled and tested at their plant in Ocean New Jersey, the Eco-Eagle Systems are installed and in production within 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 Eagle Systems products, go to