packaging field. The group, through its technological centre Manel Xifra i Boada, has promoted new applications, as well as new advisory and training services, making it one of the top reference centres in the treatment of color and thus improving the productivity of its customers.
From the end of 2012, coinciding with the gestation of the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center (Comexi CTec), Comexi has integrated color and its management as part of the company's knowledge. In recent years, a wide range of services and equipment focused on color management have been developed and made available to the group's customers.
The director of CTec, David Centelles, emphasized that "the aim of Comexi is to share and
transmit this knowledge, leading together with our customers a process of implementation of
color management that, once in progress, will result in an increase in efficiency of production,
greater quality of printed output and better control of the process.
"Comexi stands out for offering innovative solutions to the flexible packaging field and, at
the same time, the CTec has developed in the last years an enormous work to position itself
as one of the maximum experts of the sector in color management."
In this sense, Comexi has strengthened its leadership position in color management through the
training and certification of its technical team. Specifically in 2015, CTec technicians were
certified in Esko's FlexProof / E and Color Engine. Certifications that, together with the complete
training in Equinox modules, have allowed Comexi to offer a wide range of products, services
and technical support in color management, plates creation and optimization of work processes.
At the same time, partnerships have been established with leading companies in the market:
manufacturers of color management software, printing plates, inks and manufacturers of color
measurement and color simulation equipment. "Today we can say that Comexi shares with its
collaborators a powerful networking that encompasses great professionals from different areas
of the printing process where the color has presence", adds Centelles.
All this course in training and technical tests has been translated for Comexi in an accumulated
experience that has served to create new equipment and services linked to the management
and control of the color that the group makes available to its customers.
Comexi has developed Cingular Match that offers an automated color adjustment. The
equipment is integrated into the printer to ensure reliable, fast and automated adjustment of
direct colors. The system allows calculating the precise amount of ink needed for a job, greatly
reducing ink waste.
Cingular Match is complemented by a technical advisory service and training in machine
characterization to obtain a higher print quality. It also includes training and implementation of
management and adjustment of direct colors outside the machine with the aim of avoiding the
correction of color on machine, increasing the overall efficiency of the printer.
The Comexi CTec also offers fixed pallet printing implementation and advice, focusing on
heptachromy - to achieve increases in production efficiency and quality - while reducing ink
inventories. The training centre also organizes technical seminars of color, which are
periodically developed in the facilities of the same technological centre, or are adapted to be
made directly at the clients' plants.
Since its creation four years ago, nearly 600 professionals have been trained in the courses of
the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre. The University of Girona accredits all the technical
seminars as specialization courses. In addition, CTec also offers consulting and consulting
services to Comexi customers to improve the productivity of their plants.