New colour management system from Flint Group for the packaging print industry

Flint Group is raising the bar with its new VIVO DigiSystem 2.0 for the packaging print industry – a colour management concept offering speed to market, colour accuracy, and cost advantages for global partners. VIVO DigiSystem 2.0 is an integral component of Flint Group’s VIVO Colour Solutions, a concept that was first launched to the market at drupa earlier this year.

This exclusive digital proofing system translates ink recipes into unique printable values that are then available as a DigiSwatch sample. Benefits of this system include:

  • Immediate sharing of accurate print standards amongst multiple printers across any number of global locations;
  • Professional and superior presentation of brand and design print standards;
  • A professional approach to the critical element of colour management;
  • Speed to market, replacement of conventional prints with DigiSwatch speeds up the approval process;
  • And DigiSwatch samples are high in lightfastness, the swatches have a long shelf life.

The newly opened Global Colour Centre offers solution-based competencies; including a demo centre, customer academy, 24/7 colour matching, and digital colour management solutions supporting all four of Flint Group’s packaging business segments – Paper & Board, Flexible Packaging, Sheetfed, and Narrow Web.

How the process works:

Each colour’s unique DigiSwatch electronic file is created centrally in Flint Group’s Global Colour Centre (GCC) in Lodz, Poland.

The company provides controlled substrates (uncoated, coated, gloss) and colour cartridges to business partners.

The Global Colour Centre service team uses dedicated software to provide online profiling and software updates.

Flint’s business partners – printers, brand owners, design agencies – print out the DigiSwatch locally at their site.

Kim Melander, VP sales EMEA and global strategy for Flint Group, explained: “The new VIVO DigiSwatch is designed for the next generation of digital colour management and is constructed to seamlessly integrate into a standard production environment. Suitable for large packaging converters with centralised colour management, or for small, independent printing houses, it will enable customers to easily adopt digital technology for mainstream production and to secure global brand integrity.

“VIVO DigiSwatch is a digital drawdown – it is highly accurate providing a physical standard that serves as a visual colour reference and to set clear colour expectations throughout the entire supply chain. The benefit to customers is to expand media changeability and improve production speed and flexibility. This is a unique innovation path determined by converters and brand owners, and now developed by Flint Group as we support the industry’s journey forward into digital colour communication.”