Toner Foiling Problem on Soft Touch Laminate - How to get rid of foil spots

sidneykidney

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I've got a Vivid Matrix 370P along with Xerox Versant 80 Digital Press. When using the Matrix for foiling on plain smooth paper its perfect...very fast, accurate, clean and no foil spots. But when I try and foil onto Soft Touch Laminate I get random spots of foil in different positions on some of the sheets (not all sheets).
Things I've already done:
1 - I've cleaned ALL the rollers.
2 - I've cleaned the Xerox and know that it's not spots of toner
This only happens on soft touch laminate.
 

pippip

Well-known member
Are the edges of the sheets clean when going back through the Xerox, no over lam edges that would be leaving residue on the rollers that would invisible. Perhaps try trimming a clean edge off the sheets before sending them back through the Xerox.
 

sidneykidney

Well-known member
Are the edges of the sheets clean when going back through the Xerox, no over lam edges that would be leaving residue on the rollers that would invisible. Perhaps try trimming a clean edge off the sheets before sending them back through the Xerox.
Thanks for your solution. I've already tried this and apply it to every job which I foil. After laminating the sheets, I trim off 1mm from the trailing furry edge before applying toner and foiling but it still has random spots.
 

sidneykidney

Well-known member
Attached is a photograph showing you my problem. The pic shows the spots larger than they actually are because of the shine from the lens. They are actually more like glitter spots, but they are all over the sheet.
 

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Wheate

Member
We have the Matrix as well as a Versant 2100 so similar setup. Whenever we get excess foil dots we adjust the pressure on the roller. Small adjustments can make a big difference.
 

sidneykidney

Well-known member
We have the Matrix as well as a Versant 2100 so similar setup. Whenever we get excess foil dots we adjust the pressure on the roller. Small adjustments can make a big difference.
Pressure makes a big difference on the actual foiled areas whether I change pressure, speed or temperature, the spots are always there. I wonder if I've got a faulty batch of laminate!!!
 

gramkn

Member
There's another type of soft-touch laminate called "super-stick" that you may want to try, it's a little more expensive, but its designed for digital workflow.
 

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