The FT-15 Foil Fusing Machine is a handfed foil fuser designed for limited quantity production applications.
Compared to the FT-10, the FT-15 runs wider stocks, uses six larger diameter heated fusing rollers (compared to four on the FT-10) and features a digital temperature control.
The FT-15 foil fusing machine can fuse metallic, pigment, glitter, holographic pattern and security foils to toner image areas on suitable paper and plastic substrates.
ThermoFusing is a process that “post-fuses” sheets that have been printed with toner.
ThermoFusing creates a high gloss finish over toner image areas similar to spot UV.
ThermoFusing also improves toner adhesion and durability.
The FT-15 uses coated and un-coated fusing film to ThermoFuse toner image areas on suitable paper and plastic substrates.
The FT-15 can be used to apply foil text and graphics over a background image, printed with toner, using the “Freedom Foil Process”.
Using this process, the background image is printed, then the sheet is laminated with a special laminating film. Laminated sheets are run back through a printer to apply toner on top of the laminate. After being over-printed, the sheets are run through the FT-15 where foil is fused to the over-printed toner image areas.
The FT-15 foil fusing machine can apply Scratch Off foil using a process developed by THERM-O-TYPE.
The scratch off foil process is similar to the “Freedom Foil Process” but requires a different (scratch off foil) laminate film.
The FT-15 can be used to apply security features to products using holographic pattern and/or holographic security foils.
No dies required when foil fusing
Using the foil fusing process, flat foil text and graphics can be applied without a foil stamping die or foil stamping press.
Because foil fusing does NOT require a foil stamping die, foil fusing is ideal for design prototypes, creating proofs and producing small quantity and personalized orders.
Security features can also be added to small quantity orders using holographic pattern or security foils.
The FT-15 can be used for foil fusing, ThermoFusing, the Freedom Foil Process and to apply scratch off and security foils. Due to the range of fusing foils and films available, the FT-15 can be used to create many different types of product enhancement effects and security embellishments.
The FT-15 features start/stop push buttons, a variable speed, digital temperature and jog reverse electronic controls.
Mechanical controls include, on/off impression lever and adjustable foil unwind/waste rewind tension controls.
The FT-15 uses the same fusing roller configuration found on the more expensive Foil-Tech models.
Six fusing rollers provides more thermal stability and dwell when running longer, wider and heavier weight stocks.
The FT-15 foil fusing machine uses affordable 500’ foil and film rolls mounted on standard 1” cores.