​​Labelexpo Europe 2017: Codimag to unveil workflow enhancements in its Viva Aniflo

Celebrating its 40th anniversary at Labelexpo Europe 2017, Codimag will showcase enhancements to its Viva 340 Evolution and Viva 340 combination presses based on the company’s Aniflo printing technology.

14 Aug 2017 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Benoit Demol, president, Codimag, said, “We will show two Viva press at our booth. The Viva Evolution that will be demonstrated at the show will be a six-colour roll-to-roll machine without finishing units, and one Viva 340 fully equipped with inline finishing – screen print units, flat bed unit, flexo varnish, die cut, slitting / trimming. Both the presses are equipped with Aniflo units, which are a unique anilox offset printing unit on the narrow web market.”

Codimag’s Aniflo technology combines offset, flexo and digital technologies. It is a combination of an offset unit, with offset plates and a simple anilox delivery system that brings a uniform ink amount across the web.

“The plates can be imaged within three minutes. It will feature expanded gamut printing, reaching over 90 per cent of the PMS colour book without ink changes or consequential washing,” added Demol.

The Viva 340 Evolution will feature advances in Viva Evolution’s software, architecture and controls. A new human-machine interface enables transfer of pre-press data to print a label with minimised manual input in minutes. New software features allow automated register synchronisation and connectivity with elements in the customer’s IT environments such as prepress solutions and ERP systems.

“Private one-to-one trials are arranged on the Viva 340 Evolution for converters willing to have their own PDF files printed on the press in real production environment, using Esko Equinox imaging software to provide a real-time experience of the speed and efficiency of the complete workflow,” said Demol.

Codimag’s 500 sq/m booth 11C10 will also feature its partners – Esko X-Rite/Pantone for pre-press software and colour management, and Presstek for pre-press equipment and plate making equipment.

Talking about the business performance, Demol said, “Our turnover has increased by 44% in 2016 (last accounts available) compared to 2014. More than two-thirds of our sales are made out of France, and we have significantly developed new markets, such as South America and China. The trend is going on as we are expecting a double digit growth for 2017.”

In India, Codimag is represented by Genius Flexo Machinery headed by Vijay Pareek.

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