Codimag and IST launch IST UV MBS LEDcure system at UV Days 2017

Codimag will present the new, energy-saving IST MBS UV LEDcure solution for its label presses at UV Days 2017, organised and hosted by its partner, IST METZ, 15-18 May, in Nürtingen, Germany.

At the event, a Codimag Viva 340 press will be shown for the first time with the air-cooled IST MBS LEDcure system that offers longer lamp lifetime, reduced energy consumption, increased start-up speeds and the elimination of ozone releases found with traditional UV lamps. This LED UV system will be used to cure the waterless offset UV inks printed on the Aniflo units of the Viva 340.

“The introduction of the IST MBS LEDcure system demonstrates Codimag’s expertise in the integration of new technologies and the benefits of its 20-year collaboration with IST,” comments Benoit Demol, president, Codimag. “In addition to its other benefits, IST MBS LEDcure technology reduces the heat generated by dryers, enabling the printing of temperature-sensitive substrates, including shrink sleeve materials. This ability can help users extend their product offering and attract new customers.”

The Aniflo inking unit on the Viva press, a technology designed by Codimag, combining offset quality, flexo simplicity and digital flexibility, offers label converters the unique opportunity to print on almost all commonly used narrow-web substrates. Together with LED UV system, the Aniflo unit, with its predictability, stability and repeatability, enables customers to enter new markets with state-of-the-art technologies that provide a rapid return on investment. It offers efficiencies, through short set-up times, reduced waste and compatibility with low-cost offset plates. Furthermore, Aniflo, together with the Viva press, bring high added value as well as inline finishing. Visitors to the UV Days event will be able to appreciate this at first-hand, as the Viva 340 will be demonstrated with integrated hot foil and die cutting.

This UV LED technology is the latest fruit of the 20-year collaboration between Codimag and IST METZ, in a year that also marks the 40th anniversary of both companies.