Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Presstek and Codimag partner for offset printing demos


Zahara plates were imaged on the Dimension Pro2 CTP system and operating on Codimag’s VIVA340 evolution.

Presstek's Zahara plates were demonstrated live on the Codimag VIVA340 evolution press. Presstek’s chemistry-free waterless Zahara plates are being imaged on its Dimension Pro2 CTP system and operating on Codimag’s VIVA340 evolution. The live demonstrations provide a valuable opportunity to see, first-hand, how this end-to-end solution provides a streamlined, reliable, chemistry-free production process for label and packaging converters.

“From plate box to printing press, Labelexpo visitors will experience just how efficient and highly-productive waterless offset printing can be with this powerful combination of technologies from Presstek and Codimag,” explains Ralph Jenkins, director of worldwide sales and marketing, Presstek. “In addition, our high-speed, high-accuracy Dimension Pro2 CTP system and reliable Eco-Kleen rinse unit for Zahara plates, also being demonstrated in the Codimag booth, complete the picture for all label and packaging converters coming to the show to find a robust, eco-friendly solution that does not compromise on print quality.”

The six-color, roll-to-toll VIVA340 evolution label press utilizes Codimag’s Aniflo print technology, a keyless anilox offset unit that ensures the printing process is stable and predictable. Designed to meet the industry’s increasing demand for short runs and quick setup, the VIVA340 is an intermittent press that enables converters to benefit from the simplicity of a flexo solution, the quality of an offset system and the flexibility of a digital press.

Real customer jobs are being printed on the VIVA340, marking an initiative that Codimag has branded AnifloLive. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own PDF files to the booth for imaging Presstek Zahara plates and set up the job for production there and then.

“We are very proud to run our AnifloLive demos with Presstek this year at Labelexpo Americas," says Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag. "This will be an opportunity to develop business for both of our companies by proving in real, live production conditions how efficient our VIVA evolution is and how quick you can get your Presstek Zahara plates ready.”