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Sustainable Metallization for the Graphic Arts.

EcoLeaf is a new category of metallization for the Graphic Arts. It is used to embellish labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and more. By only using the precise amount of metal required, EcoLeaf eliminates the need for Hot- and Coldfoil.


You can generate a wide range of metallic embellishments:

  • Tactile metallic effects without embossing (rotary or flatbed screen)
  • Very fine metallization at the highest resolution (flexo)
  • Seamless and variable metallization (inkjet)
low tactile
medium tactile
high tactile



  • Application of the precise amount of metal needed
  • Eradicate the need for Hot- and Coldfoil

Better Economics

  • Significant amount of material and cost savings
  • Reduced production time


  • Very fine details and high resolution metallization
  • Tactile effect with high gloss, also on filmic substrates


  • Over and under print metallization for a rainbow of metallic effects
  • Conventional and digital integration options for a variety of printing presses


Choose the metallization

Before print
after print


  • Inline integration into narrow web printing presses
  • Offline integration into finishing equipment
  • Plug and Play system with intuitive operation
  • Retrofit options

„Sustainable metallization for decorative printing without Hot- and Coldfoil“


EcoLeaf metallization units will be available for all printing segments, including labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging, commercial printing, and publishing. It will fit a wide range of applications like Personal Care, Food and Beverage, Consumer Products or Health Care.

The first module to be commercialized is designed for use with narrow web presses and the production of labels. Future metallization units will be available for sheetfed and mid-web printing presses.

Choose the metallization

Before print
after print

About us

Jan Franz Allerkamp

Chief Executive Officer

Harald Jasper

Chief Operation Officer

ACTEGA Metal Print was founded in February 2017 with a mission to revolutionize graphic arts with a sustainable metallization technology that significantly reduces the amount of material, waste, cost and production time for creating decorative embellishments compared to today’s conventional processes that are mainly foil-based.

To achieve this mission, ALTANA’s ACTEGA division acquired Nano-Metallography™, a unique technology that was first unveiled at the drupa 2016 print exhibition by Benny Landa, founder of the Landa Group. ACTEGA Metal Print now readies itself for EU-based commercial EcoLeaf installations, planned to begin in mid-2021.

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH

Mielestr. 13
31275 Lehrte

Phone +49 5132 5009-500
Fax +49 5132 5009-110

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LEHRTE, GERMANY, 4. May 2021

Kolbe-Coloco Successfully Completes EcoLeaf™ Beta Program

Lehrte, Germany, 4th of May 2021ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH today announces that the German print specialist, Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH, has successfully completed the beta program for its revolutionary, sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology, EcoLeaf™. The new ACTEGA technology is enabling Kolbe-Coloco to meet its customers’ sustainability targets for reduced waste, while increasing operating efficiencies and opening the door to new profitable business.

LEHRTE, GERMANY, 3. December 2020

Q4/2020 – 2020, A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

Dear Customers, Partners, Friends and Colleagues,

As we head towards the close of the year, we wanted to make contact again to update you on our news as well reflect on the events of 2020, while also glimpsing towards 2021.

And what a year it‘s been. Who could have predicted how the world would change, but change it has. All of us have had to adapt our social and working lives to meet the impact of the pandemic and measures to control it. 

LEHRTE, GERMANY, 4. September 2020

ACTEGA Metal Print – EcoLeaf – Newsletter September 2020

Dear Customers, Partners, Friends and Colleagues,
Despite tremendous challenges due to the Covid-19 situation, the recent months have been exciting for the ACTEGA Metal Print Team, and it is our pleasure to again update you on the progress we have made with our EcoLeaf Technology.
First and foremost, we would like to invite you to an Online seminar taking place on the 16th of September 2020 – You will have the choice of two slots, 11:00am CET or 5:00pm CET.

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