According to Flint Group Narrow Web EMEA, this new web-based system is a first-of-its-kind ink colour formulation search engine and support service, designed to increase colour accuracy for the converter, press uptime and reduce substrate and ink waste.
This product is a family of products and services that ensures colour recipes are tailored to each customer’s unique selection of ink chemistry, variety of substrates, and selection of aniloxes. VIVO Colour Solutions provides this flexibility and accuracy designed-in so that the converter’s operation can focus on what they do best: printing ideal graphics for the brand owner.
‘Today customers across seven countries in Europe are using VIVO Colour Solutions to generate ink colour 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 colours right away, their press utilisation 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 colour formulation save two hours of press down-time and 100-300 linear metres of substrate waste per colour match.’
‘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 colour specialists who respond to unique colour match requests. But there are more innovations to come, including the opportunity to digitally print draw-downs or to certify colour quality control on press.’