COMEXI CI8, automation to the revolutionary offset press

COMEXI CI8, automation to the revolutionary offset press

Girona, 31st May 2016 – Comexi, as a global supplier with three lines of print, presents in Drupa its new automation system for its well-known Comexi CI8 printing press. For the first time in the market the press incorporates a unique solution with a robot capable of automatically manipulating all the sleeves that intervene in the printing process and is fully integrated into the process. 

With the new system devised by Comexi, the robot is able to automatically change sleeves while the operator loads a new job and prepares the material. With automation, jobs are the most efficient and reduce process downtime.


Printing flexible packaging, commitment to a more sustainable future

The flexible packaging industry has been facing an increase in price of materials and price competition while the amount of printed materials is decreasing. Within this scenario, operational costs, waste and rapidly changing times are key factors to take into account when deciding the best printing solution. 

There has been a high demand for adding value to their packs by brand owners of the following: providing the highest quality, fast delivery and competitive prices are perhaps constant requests. These demands are challenging the capabilities of the converters with traditional technologies. This allows the opportunity for those converters to introduce an innovative technology that easily solves these requirements and simplifies the operational process.

Comexi CI8 is positioned as the leading solution in the market for short and medium runs. The press replaces solvent inks for EB curing technology, which allows use of solventless inks. Their ability to make quick job changes, high print quality and low cost of prepress also characterizes the Comexi CI8.

The offset technology provides maximum flexibility in the production process, allowing a very short time-to-market. Due to the fast in-house pre-press that enables the possibility to prepare a new job while the press is still carrying out another process.

In addition, Comexi CI8 offers considerable savings for companies due to the fast and keen in-house plate making. Offset technology is been characterized by using lithographic plates. This technology is cost reduced compare to photopolymers or engraved cylinder that has been used in traditional flexo and rotogravure technologies.

All operarting parameters can be stored and retrieved digitally. Inkwells regulation is done automatically.

Reducing costs in the initial part of the process provides an easier switch design, language and also add additional promotional campaigns without additional printing costs. It also reduces the minimum run and decreasing printed material in stock.

It prints in up to 7-colors, plus white or lacquer, with a web width of 900 or 1100 mm and with speed up to 300 metres / minute.


About Comexi -  

Comexi has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. World leader, git runs five product lines, each specialised in a different conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, rotogravure printing, laminating, slitting and logistic complements.

The company has more than 36,000 sqm. distributed over three production centres in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain), Brazil and Italy. Furthermore, its widespread sales network extends to more than 100 countries, providing an answer to all its client’s needs.

Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre where the company provides support and transfers its knowledge to the various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.

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