At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Toray, in collaboration with Codimag, is demonstrating the benefits of waterless offset printing. In Hall 11 Stand C10, Codimag is 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 features the full array of waterless offset printing plates for label production.
“Our collaboration with Toray at Labelexpo Europe is clearly showing visitors the advantages of waterless offset printing. 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 press, 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 also have some fun and surprises planned at our Stand, 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,” said Benoit Demol, chief executive officer of Codimag.
Chemistry-free prepress – Tap water plate processing
In addition to learning about the benefits of waterless offset printing through the Codimag collaboration, visitors to the Toray stand 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 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. The plates do 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 of 2400/2540 dots per inch, AM resolution 1–99% at 300 lines per inch (120 l/centimeter), FM screening 1–99%, Hybrid screening: 1–99%, high ink coverage, and up to 3 hours daylight resistance under standard safe-light conditions. They also enable long shelf life and are suitable for archiving, compatible with all waterless inks – UV and oil-based. They are UV compatible with resolution 300 lines per inch and are water washable.