After nearly 70 years of manufacturing goods for the flexible packaging converting industry, Comexi (Girona, Spain) is moving into digital technology with its new Comexi Digiflex Digital Press. The OEM’s first digital printing solution enables the flexible packaging industry to meet the current needs of a changing and increasingly demanding market, the company said.
“The Comexi Digiflex offers pre-eminent digital printing of variable data, such as Datamatrix variable codes, QR codes, barcodes, alphanumeric text, as well as other numbering and marking applications with high quality requirements,” said Pedro Jiménez, Digital Technical Sales Director at Comexi. “It’s a digital, variable-data press that offers extremely high printing speed and superb print quality, as well as the highest level of performance and production. Digiflex is an all-in-one solution that includes the integration of the curing process, tension control, printing registration, corona treatment, and a video inspection system.”
The new press also uses low-migration inks suitable for food packaging printing, and offers excellent results in quality tests (tape, ethanol, and scratch). The Digiflex also handles double-sided printing without treatment, as well as printing on pre-printed materials. It also reduces set-up times and material waste, can reach a maximum printing speed of 220 metres per minute, print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, and has a minimum code size of 8 x 8 mm – all with excellent print-registration consistency.
Different codes with unique information
Each printed code can be different and contain unique information, providing traceable material information, thus personalizing products according to the consumer’s needs while protecting brands from counterfeiting. “The Digiflex codes, tracks and traces each product, complying with legal requirements as well as contributing to the circular economy, serialization and security of the supply chain,” Jiménez added. “This machine not only helps boost customer awareness, brand loyalty and feedback acquisition, but also enables the analysis of consumer behaviour. Finally, the Digiflex offers security, anti-counterfeiting, and authenticity solutions, which are highly valued by brand owners.”