27 June 2017

Codimag to unveil Viva Aniflo label press workflow enhancements

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At Labelexpo Europe 2017 Codimag (stand 11C10) will demonstrate its enhanced Viva 340 presses based on Aniflo printing technology. Featuring an offset unit and plates plus simple anilox delivery system, Aniflo delivers high definition, uniform web coverage, expanded gamut printing and fast imaging / setup times. The dedicated Viva 340 Evolution press features HMI advances that minimize manual input, automatic register synchronization and enhanced connectivity with elements in the IT environment. For high sophisication, Viva 340 combination presses allow integration of rotary screen, flatbed foil embossing and flexo varnishing with LED-UV curing.

Codimag will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a 500m2 stand and will feature enhancements to its Viva 340 Evolution and Viva 340 combination presses based on the company’s Aniflo printing technology. There will also be regular live demonstrations and the possibility to arrange private trials.

Codimag’s Aniflo technology combines offset quality, flexo simplicity and digital flexibility. It features an offset unit, with offset plates and a simple anilox inking system that brings a uniform ink amount across the web. High-definition plates can be imaged within three minutes, assuring fast setup times and outstanding quality on all commonly used label substrates. Aniflo’s superior stability allows expanded gamut printing, reaching over 90 per cent of the PMS color book without ink changes or consequential washing.

Viva 340 Evolution, a dedicated Aniflo press, will feature advances in Viva Evolution’s software, architecture and controls. A new human-machine interface enables transfer of prepress data to print a label with minimized manual input in minutes. New software features allow automated register synchronisation and connectivity with elements in the customer’s IT environment 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.

Codimag will also provide live demonstrations of its Viva 340 combination press, a modular machine that can be configured according to customer needs. The Viva 340 offers integrated in-line finishing processes to enable added-value label production in a single-pass. The Viva 340 press to be demonstrated at Labelexpo will feature five Aniflo positions in combination with rotary screen, enhanced flat-bed foil embossing combo unit and flexo varnish. New features include a shorter matrix path to the rewinder, minimizing change of web-breaks, and automated web guidance and camera inspection. The Viva 340 combination press will also be shown with the new air-cooled IST-Metz MBS LEDcure system that offers longer lamp lifetime, reduced energy consumption, elimination of ozone emissions, increased start-up speeds and compatibility with film as well as paper substrates.

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