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Sep 22, 2014
Kluge Announces Strategic Alliance with Eagle Systems
St. Croix Falls, WI, September 22, 2014 - Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance with Eagle Systems to jointly market Eagle Systems equipment solutions to the printing and packaging industries.

Under the terms of the agreement, Kluge will actively promote the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil and Cast and Cure systems. The systems are a value-added finishing solution for cold foil applications. The add-on system can be retrofitted to new or existing sheet-fed offset presses from most major press manufacturers. It offers users the flexibility to apply a single full press width of foil or multiple widths of foil, in any combination, as narrow as 2- inches. This unique ability greatly reduces foil cost and consumption. In addition, the cold foil system operates on about the same amount of electricity as a 1,500 watt hair dryer, reducing energy demands in production environments.

The Eco-Eagle system provides the benefits of high-quality performance and reliability, as well as efficiency and cost effectiveness. Spot or overall foil coverage is printed inline and then overprinted at standard press speeds. The process uses standard printing plates and features setup times of less than 10 minutes. Eco-Eagle is completely automated thereby eliminating the need for operator/machine intervention.

"Kluge and Eagle are pioneers in delivering world-class equipment solutions for the application of foil in the printing and packaging industries," said Michael Aumann, CEO, at Brandtjen and Kluge.  "Eagle Systems has defined the cold foil market with their Eco-Eagle Cold Foil technology. We are thrilled to enter into this alliance and help our customers experience the benefits of Eagle Systems technology."

Brandtjen & Kluge profile
Adding value since 1919, Brandtjen and Kluge is a fourth generation family owned manufacturer of specialty print finishing and converting equipment.  For over 90 years the brand name "Kluge" has represented innovation, productivity and rugged durability to companies worldwide.  Headquartered in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA, Brandtjen and Kluge markets equipment through a direct sales force in the United States and Canada and has a well-established network of industry-qualified distributors to provide global coverage.  For more information visit us at www.kluge.biz.

Eagle Systems profile
For more than 24 years, Eagle Systems has been the industry leader in the design and manufacture of foil application and print enhancement equipment. With hundreds of installations around the world, the Eagle Systems brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and state of the art innovation. Since founding the company, Mike King, CEO/President and inventor of all Eagle Systems products, has specialized in the use of foil in printing. Once again Mike has demonstrated his dominance in this arena since the company first rolled out a new line of foil systems - the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil and the Eco-Eagle Cast and Cure systems.

These systems are in a class of their own. Completely manufactured, assembled and tested at their new plant in Ocean New Jersey, the Eco-Eagle systems are installed and in production within two 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 www.thefoilexperts.com.
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