The Newest Alternative to Digital


Matik, Inc. is proud to announce the newest offering from the offset press Codimag Viva picture 1producers Codimag. The VIVA 340 evolution is the alternative to digital presses, for a more profitable and flexible short-run solution in offset.


The Aniflo combines the superior quality of offset with the simplicity of flexo and digital flexibility. With a simple 4-cylinder design (anilox, form roller, plate and blanket), the Aniflo eliminates the need for operator adjustments and provides the most consistent and stable printing process in the industry. The printing result can be predicted before going on the press. Once on the press, the proof can be matched right away.


Of the many impressive features offered, two specifications stand out most. The minimum web width is 120mm, allowing for competitively short runs in addition to a maximum allotted print width of 340mm.


The VIVA 340 evolution holds a very competitive price point, reducing Codimag Viva Picture 2investment cost as well as production costs. Research shows the breakeven point of investment with digital, is below 300 meters. The plates cost 1/10th of the cost of flexo plates without off-press plate-mounting equipment and tooling. A significant amount of money can be saved after the initial investment, making this an unparalleled opportunity.


The low plate cost paired with the high level of press automation (50 m/min) make the evolution highly competitive for short and medium length runs. The traditional business model with a no click charge leaves an opening to run longer jobs more cost efficiently. The VIVA 340 evolution can run with a fixed set of inks (CMYK or expanded gamut) or with spot colors (PMS).


The Aniflo inking system has superior consistency that allows for the implementation of a 4-color process and extended gamut printing, seen on a digital model. This serves as an opportunity to eliminate wash-ups and increase effective printing time on your press for higher profits.


The VIVA 340 evolution integrates advanced automated features, never before seen to ensure quick preparation before operation. CODIReg is a fully automatic register system that learns the color sequence and positions colors in register without any input from the operator. CODILink is an Ethernet remote connection for troubleshooting the VIVA press.


The evolution can be integrated into any MIS system and production workflow for a better control and performance improvement. In designing the evolution there was a focus on environmental impact. Therefore the press usage focuses on reducing waste and eliminating the dampening water to print.