Waterless Offset and other technologies bring efficiencies for printers.
“On a growing label market, Codimag technology offers an answer to today’s market requirements – combining optimum print quality of Offset with the flexibility to print shorter and shorter runs,” says Benoit DEMOL (President, Codimag), whom we had a meeting with during the recent Label Expo India 2018 where the technology was offered to the visitors.
Codimag offers intermittent presses, giving printers a technological answer with very low production cost and without the need of expensive cylinders and toolings. “Job change does not imply cylinder or sleeve change. Printing plates are mounted directly onto the press without any plate mounting system,” explains Benoit.
Vijay Parikh of Genius flexo, Indian representative of Codimag says, “Thanks to Aniflo and Waterless Offset technology by Codimag, set-up times and set-up wastes are considerably reduced and printers can get their margins back, which in fact is the need of the hour.”
Benoit in his interaction was very vocal about the plate cost of Codimag – being Waterless Offset Plates, it (the cost) is much cheaper than Flexo plates. Interestingly, there are only three players in the world who use waterless offset technology for printing in the narrow web market, including Iwasaki (Japan) and Kunshan Jinjian (China). Codimag is the only press manufacturer with an Anilox inking system using waterless offset technology.
Waterless Printing is a technology enabling elimination of the need for water or other chemicals in the printing process with the use of special printing plates that have two key surface properties: ink-resistant and ink-attractive. By working with only one fluid—ink—as opposed to two fundamentally different fluids—ink and water—the printing process is greatly simplified and some very unique benefits can be realized. Waterless requires special Waterless Plates, Waterless ink and a means of cooling to control temperature on press.
Genius Flexo Machinery represents Codimag in India.Other leading brands represented in the country by Genius include MPS, Kocher+Beck, Pamarco, Rotocontrol and Raantec.