Leftech reports further Cosmolight installations
Leftech Group, the Argentina-based LatAm distributor for Japanese company Toyobo, has installed a Cosmolight digital platemaking system at Argentine converter Gráficos Corti. The announcement follows a number of recent installations for the company in the region, as reported in L&L issue 3. The system includes a Screen CTP platesetter, supplied by local company X-Graf, and a washing unit from O.M.Marchetti.
Gráficos Corti, founded in 1930, is made up of a folding carton and a label division and operates primarily in the pharmaceutical sector, with additional activity in the cosmetics and food industries.
According to Gustavo Corti, Director and Diego Castellano, production manager of Corti’s label division, the environmental benefits of the Cosmolight system were a key factor behind the investment. The company has undertaken a series of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, including sourcing all its carton materials from FSC-certified suppliers. ‘We regard it as a social responsibility,’ he explains. ‘The reduction of solvent use is something we are implementing across the company.’ Castellano also cites increased productivity as a major advantage of the system, and says that the plate quality it produces has allowed Corti to bring in-house digital plate jobs which it used to outsource.
Leftech has also sold a Cosmolight system to Oeste Argentino, a label converter based in the country’s wine-making region of Mendoza. More information will follow in a future edition of L&L.
‘These installations confirm our belief that this technology can bring tangible benefits to converters in terms of productivity, quality and environmental sustainability,’ says Leftech’s co-founder and commercial director Esteban Cambiasso. ‘To have installations at converters with advanced technology, printing high quality labels on top-of-the-range presses from the likes of Gallus and MPS, has provided us with a solid base which is growing exponentially.’