print bar, edale, labelexoAt Labelexpo Europe 2017, Edale will be showcasing the new EFX Print Bar. It is a digital solution for added value embellishment of labels and packaging. Using the EFX Print Bar offers four different digital embellishment solutions:

  • EFX DF (digital foil)
  • EFX DW (digital white)
  • EFX HB (high-build varnish)
  • EFX PR (digital peal and read)

The EFX Print Bar can be part of a total Edale solution or retrofitted to any existing web press up to 22 inches (560 mm) wide.


EFX DF is a digital foils and varnish solution that produces highly detailed and tactile foil effects and achieves results not yet seen with conventional cold foiling.


EFX DW is a digital alternative to traditional opaque white screen printing. Matching both tactile effect and opacity, the EFX DW has the added benefit of eliminating the need to produce or replace costly rotary screens.


EFX HB is a high-build varnish system, a digital alternative to traditional screen print embellishment for printing a range of textured effects on labels and folding cartons. Such high-build, textured/tactile effects can be used to significantly enhance the shelf appeal of products and ensure that they stand out when on display. Combining the EFX high-build varnish system with Edale’s foiling system expands the capability to produce Digi РFoil.


EFX PR is a digital solution for the manufacture of peel and reveal labels. The EFX PR can print black or grey text directly on to the adhesive, thus eliminating the need for flexo plates. Digitalising the peel and reveal process significantly reduces setup times and enables variable data to be included with the booklet.


“Following extensive market trials we are excited to launch a new range of digital embellishment solutions to the labels and packaging industry, says Lee Deyes, technical specialist hybrid print for Edale. “This digital embellishment technology will reduce set-up times. And because it is digital Edale equipment can print variable data so every image can be unique. I am confident that our solutions and the imagination of our customers will take label and packaging enhancements to an unsurpassed level.”