Labelexpo 2019: Toray and Codimag to highlight waterless offset printing

Japan-based Toray Industries will join forces with France-based Codimag to show the benefits of waterless offset printing production at Labelexpo Europe 2019, scheduled for 24 to 27 September in Brussels.

13 Aug 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag, said, “Our collaboration with Toray at Labelexpo Europe will show visitors the advantages of waterless offset printing.Our Viva 420 intermittent press with Toray Imprima LJ plates deliver one of the most productive offset printing experiences in the industry and is suitable for not only label printing but also other packaging materials such as plastics films, in-mould materials and cardboard.”

Codimag will show its waterless offset printing demonstrations on its Viva 420 intermittent (semi-rotary) press using Toray Imprima LJ plates on a variety of different substrates.  While Toray will showcase a full array of waterless offset printing plates for label.

“The Viva 420 with Toray Imprima LJ plates besides its suitability for shorter runs, also competes well with flexographic printing for longer runs as higher durability of the new LJ plates fits perfectly with high-speed and productivity of our latest Viva 420. We’ll also have some fun and surprises, including introducing visitors to our new ambassador, Annie Lox, we jointly look forward to sharing this solution with visitors to both of our stands,” added Demol.

In addition, Toray will highlight its new line of chemistry-free, water-washable plates, Imprima LJ for label printers. “These water-washable plates save costs and offer greater environmental benefits for waterless offset printers, and visitors will see the washing process for themselves,” said a representative from Toray.  

The Imprima LJ water-washable plates do not require chemistry in the developing process and can be processed in most available waterless processors. It also does not require post-baking. This makes these plates easy to insert into any offset workflow and results in low-cost processing.

Toray will be located in Hall 11; booth number D02 and Codimag will be located just across the aisle in Booth number C10.