New Offset Press from Codimag Provides Alternative to Digital
Matik, Inc. has announced the newest release from offset press producers Codimag. The VIVA 340 evolution provides an alternative to digital presses, offering a more profitable and flexible short-run solution.
The Aniflo inking system combines the superior quality of offset with the simplicity of flexo and flexibility of digital. With a four-cylinder design (anilox, form roller, plate and blanket), the Aniflo eliminates the need for operator adjustments and provides a consistent and stable printing process. Once on the press, the proof can be matched right away.
Other specifications include a minimum web width of 120mm, allowing for competitively short runs in addition to a maximum print width of 340mm.
The press can run at 50 m/min., which combined with low plate costs, makes it competitive in short to medium run lengths. The VIVA 340 evolution can run with a fixed set of inks (CMYK or expanded gamut) or with spot colors (PMS).
The Aniflo inking system has superior consistency that allows for the implementation of a four-color process and extended gamut printing, as seen on a digital models. This serves as an opportunity to eliminate wash-ups and increase effective printing time.
The VIVA 340 evolution integrates advanced automated features, ensuring quick preparation before operation. CODIReg is a fully automatic register system that learns the color sequence and positions colors in register without any input from the operator.
The evolution can be integrated into any MIS system and production workflow for a better control and performance improvement.