Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has presented its latest innovations in its consolidated and revolutionary offset printing technology. The group celebrated an Open House at its headquarters in Girona, Spain where it showed the evolutions followed by this technology in the last years.
The Open House main goal was to show the stability, great profitability and high quality of printing offered by Comexi’s offset technology. Awarded with the EMAS in Europe, the company’s offset printing system is a world known and recognised solution for its commitment to the environment, its flexibility of production and its ability to adapt to the current demanding time to market.
At the Open House, attendees had the opportunity to see first-hand the operation of offset printing at speeds close to 300m/min, noting that it is a technology that offers the highest levels of quality and colour adjustment. Attendees also closely followed the evolutions of the automation system that Comexi has incorporated into its press and verified how the robot, which is fully integrated, is able to automatically handle all the sleeves involved in the printing process. In this way, the works are more efficient and it reduces the downtime of the process, as well as improves the machine ergonomics.
The Comexi CI8 offset provides maximum flexibility in the production process, allowing a very short time-to-market. In addition, CI8 offers considerable savings for companies due to the fast and keen in-house plate making. All operating parameters can be stored and retrieved digitally. Inkwells regulation is done automatically.
Offset technology has been characterised by using lithographic plates, with an approximate saving of 95 per cent compared to photopolymers or engraved cylinder that have been used in traditional flexographic and rotogravure technologies. This reduction in the pre-impression allows to change more easily the design, the language and even to add promotional campaigns without additional printing costs. It also enables the reduction of minimum runs and the reduction of printer material in stock.
It prints in up to eight colours, seven offset and one flexo EB, with a web width of 900 or 1,100mm and with speed up to 300m/min.