Following extensive dialog with narrow web label and packaging printers concerning their needs for exact color formulations and simplicity in color matching, Flint Group Narrow Web has launched VIVO Colour Solutions. This web-based system is a first-of-its-kind ink color formulation search engine and support service, designed to increase the converter’s color accuracy, press uptime and reduce substrate and ink waste.
Why is VIVO Colour Solutions an innovation?
This offering is a family of products and services that ensures color recipes are tailored to each customer’s unique selection of ink chemistry, variety of substrates and selection of aniloxes. VIVO Colour Solutions is a step above existing color management options which are based upon one substrate and theoretically calculated formulations. VIVO Colour Solutions is the only one operational on the market today that provides this flexibility and accuracy designed-in so that the converter’s operation can focus on what they do best, printing beautiful graphics for the brand owner.
“Today customers across seven countries in Europe are using VIVO Colour Solutions to generate ink color formulations, and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Kelly Kolliopoulos, global marketing director, Flint Group Narrow Web. “Customers tell us they get accurate ink formulations for new colors right away, their press utilization has increased, and their operators find the system easy to use. These qualitative reviews are backed up with quantitative results. On average, converters who use VIVO Colour Solutions for spot color formulation save two hours of press down-time and 100-300 linear meters of substrate waste per color match.”
According to our customer Arthur Nowaczyk, owner of Natalii Sp. z o.o,
We have increasing numbers of jobs where clients require stringent color tolerance. By adopting VIVO Colour Solutions, our press utilization has increased 1-2 hours per job, and our substrate waste is reduced by 150 linear meters per run. It really improves our productivity and quality, and operators appreciate how user friendly the system is.”
“Formulations from VIVO are much better than from using the pantone guide, and this is an improvement in our productivity,” said Monika, a prepress staff member from Sigolabels, a Flint Group Narrow Web customer.
What’s next in the VIVO Colour Solutions development pipeline?
“I am very excited to lead the launch of this bespoke offering throughout EMEA.” Said Niklas Olsson, business development manager – Services, Flint Group Narrow Web. “Today the combined offering includes the 24/7 formulations warehouse (VIVO Colour Cloud) backed up by a team of color specialists who respond to unique color match requests. But there are more innovations to come, including the opportunity to digitally print draw-downs or to certify color quality control on press.”
For a limited time, Flint Group Narrow Web offers all customers a free of charge two months trial period of the VIVO Colour Solutions.
Visit the Flint Group website, Flint Group’s YouTube channel, or social media channels to see more about VIVO Colour Solutions.