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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Toray and Codimag to collaborate at Labelexpo Europe 2019

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, scheduled for 24 to 27 September in Brussels, Toray will be collaborating with Codimag to demonstrate the benefits of waterless offset printing. Toray will be located in Hall 11, Booth number D02, at the show, while Codimag will be located just across the aisle in Booth number C10 and will be running live waterless offset printing demonstrations on its VIVA 420 intermittent (semi-rotary) press using Toray IMPRIMA LJ plates on a variety of different substrates. Toray’s show presence will feature the full array of waterless offset printing plates for label production.

“Our collaboration with Toray at Labelexpo Europe will clearly show visitors the advantages of waterless offset printing,” said Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag. “Our VIVA 420 intermittent press with Toray IMPRIMA LJ plates delivers one of the most productive offset printing experiences in the industry and is suitable for not only label printing, but also other packaging materials such as plastics films, in-mold materials and cardboard. The VIVA 420 with Toray IMPRIMA LJ plates in addition to its suitability for shorter runs, also competes well with flexographic printing for longer runs as higher durability of the new LJ plates fits perfectly with high speed and productivity of our latest Viva 420. We’ll also have some fun and surprises, including introducing visitors to our new ambassador, Annie Lox! We jointly look forward to sharing this outstanding solution with visitors to both of our stands.”

Chemistry free pre-press – Tap water plate processing
In addition to learning about the benefits of waterless offset printing through the Codimag collaboration, visitors to the Toray booth will learn about Toray’s complete line of waterless offset printing plates for labels and packaging, including its new line of chemistry free, water-washable plates, IMPRIMA LJ for label printers. These water washable plates save costs and offer greater environmental benefits for waterless offset printers, and visitors will be able to see the washing process for themselves. IMPRIMA LJ water-washable plates, do not require chemistry in the developing process and can be processed in most available waterless processors. IMPRIMA LJ does not require post-baking. This makes these plates easy to insert into any offset workflow and results in low-cost processing. Other benefits of these new plates include:
  • Stable dot reproduction
  • Resolution 2400/2540 dpi, AM resolution 1–99% at 300 lpi (120 l/cm), FM screening 1–99% Hybrid screening: 1–99%
  • High ink coverage
  • Up to 3 hours daylight resistance under standard safe-light conditions
  • Long shelf life, suitable for archiving
  • Compatible with all waterless inks, UV and Oil based
  • UV compatible
  • Resolution 300 lpi
  • Water washable