Label press manufacturer Codimag has named Lapeyra y Taltavull as its agent to represent its Aniflo printing technology in Spain and Portugal.
Based in Barcelona, Lapeyra y Taltavull was established more than 80 years ago to supply packaging materials to the region’s pharmaceutical industry. Four decades later, it began representing international suppliers in the printing and packaging markets, building long associations with major European press and auxiliary equipment manufacturers.
Pierre Panel, export sales engineer at Codimag, said: ‘We are very enthusiastic to start collaboration with such a renowned company as Lapeyra & Taltavull. We have had a very natural contact with Lapeyra as we share the same company values and approach to customer service, and long term vision of business.’
At the heart of Codimag’s presses is Aniflo technology that, using waterless offset, offers ‘the quality of offset, the simplicity of flexo and the flexibility of digital’, according to the company.
By using an anilox inking system, problems usually associated with offset are said to have been eliminated: no ink/water balance issues; no ink key settings; no ghosting. Combining fast-set up, low plate and ink costs, a fully digital workflow and print speeds of up to 75m/min, Codimag’s Aniflo presses are positioned as an alternative to traditional and digital printing.
Codimag produces three presses based on Aniflo technology: Viva 340 Evolution, a stand-alone option suitable for printers with off-line finishing capabilities; and the Viva 340/420 presses, which offer the same features and capabilities in 340mm and 420mm widths and are configured with in-line finishing options that can include hot foil, flatbed foil, fluted foil, photopolymer embossing, flexo varnishing, lamination, screen printing and die-cutting.
‘The company’s Aniflo system is an alternative to digital, offering fast-turnaround times, high print quality and cost-effective production,’ commented Eduard Segarra, commercial director, narrow web at Lapeyra y Taltavull. ‘This makes Aniflo ideal not only for wine labels, but also for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and industrial label applications and run lengths that can be up to several thousand linear metres with no absolutely color switch.
‘This technology can address the challenges faced by Spanish and Portuguese printers that include maintaining uptime, optimizing output and maximizing returns while printing short and medium runs with tight deadlines. The low cost of plates and economical ink combined with short-run capabilities make these exciting presses that can increase competitiveness without compromising print quality.’
Lapeyra y Taltavull will be increasing the number of people serving narrow web customers as a result of the new partnership with Codimag.
Segarra continued: ‘We will be providing installation engineering, training, fast response to technical queries, service and support, and consultancy in addition to sales and marketing activities. Codimag has a unique proposition that we believe will be very attractive to Iberian label printers.’
Lapeyra y Taltavull will provide live working demonstrations of a Codimag Viva 340 Evolution press at Graphispag 2019, taking place March 26-29 in Barcelona.
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