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Codimag launchesx Xaar print bar system at Labelexpo Americas

(PresseBox) (Cambridge, ) Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is pleased to announce that Codimag, leading French manufacturer of label printing equipment, will be launching the Xaar Print Bar System integrated into its VIVA340 modular press at Labelexpo Americas 2016 from 13 – 15 September (Booth 5803). This is the Xaar Print Bar System’s debut show in America and follows on from the significant interest generated at Labelexpo Europe last year.

The VIVA340 is a modular press that can be specified according to customers’ needs and is one of the very few intermittent presses available which has all the major printing or finishing processes in line.  The Xaar Print Bar System, when integrated into the VIVA340, can be used to add high opacity white, varnish or black in a single pass to 4 colour labels right up to high end labels for premium products.   

Visitors to the Codimag booth (5803) can also learn about the benefits delivered by a hybrid press ‒ an Aniflo offset waterless press with the digital Xaar Print Bar System integrated onto it. There will be four presentations per day during the show.

“We are excited to be launching the Xaar Print Bar System integrated into the VIVA340 evolution press because it completes our offer of inline printing and finishing processes”, says Benoit Demol, Codimag’s CEO. “We were looking for the best printing quality for the opaque white inkjet solution, and Xaar Print Bar System fits perfectly with our breakthrough technologies such as Aniflo.  Also key is that for many of our customers, the Xaar Print Bar System offers a straight forward and cost- effective method of adding digital capability to their existing portfolio of print services. We are looking forward to showing visitors to Labelexpo how to make the most out of a hybrid label press”.  

The Xaar Print Bar System allows users to take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically to deliver more creativity to their customers. It is a versatile, easy-to-configure solution ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging, and saves the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.

By using Xaar 1002 printheads with TF Technology® the Xaar Print Bar System can handle a wide range of inks and fluids, including spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity under-surface whites and cold foil adhesives. Our selected ink partners include Nazdar, SunJet and Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems (FSIS).

The Xaar Print Bar is a complete ‘ready-to-use system’ featuring a choice of Xaar 1002 printheads (GS6, GS12 or GS40 depending on the application), an ink supply system and full print management and workflow capabilities to ensure total control of the print process.  It is available in print widths of 140 mm to 560 mm and prints at speeds of up to 75 m/min (depending on the application).

“We are delighted to see the Xaar Print Bar System being launched at Labelexpo Americas as an integration into the Viva340 evolution by Codimag. Visitors to the show will be impressed by the exceptional label print quality and print speeds achieved by this hybrid press which easily match what can be achieved with rotary screen”, says Alan Mutch, Product Manager at Xaar.

Founded in 1978 CODIMAG, has been manufacturing intermittent-feed presses for the business form market, and now for the label market. CODIMAG offers machines ranging from 340 to 420 mm width, available in waterless offset, letterpress, and now with Aniflo keyless anilox offset unit.

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