Codemark Colombia SAS has installed their first Nilpeter press, an FB-350, to increase capacity, add value to their printing production, and enter into new markets. Codemark has chosen Nilpeter thanks to their local sales support, the number and success of their recent installations in Colombia, and the technical support they offer in the Latin American market.
A Special Year for CodemarkCodemark Colombia SAS was founded in 2005 by Mr. Camilo Mateus. At first, the flexographic company operating out of Bogot, Colombia, mainly provided promotional pressure-sensitive labels (PSA), ribbons, and codification machines to the local market. In 2019, Codemark started producing shrink sleeves, a market which has grown substantially in the region, a trend which predicts to continue.
2022 will be a special year for Codemark, with growth projections above 30%, in large part due to the installation of the new FB-350, which will allow them to offer applications, such as cold foil on pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves, embossing, and de- and re-lamination.
Higher Speeds and Lower Waste“The new FB-350 has doubled our average production speeds, giving us the chance to print more jobs per day, and thanks to the servo-technology and register settings, to reduce waste by up to 40%, depending on the job,” says Camilo Mateus, General Manager, Codemark Colombia SAS.
“The shrink sleeves market in Colombia has been in a constant growth for the latest 5 years – special applications such as cold foil are now widely demanded by end-users, and with this new installation, we will be able to cover that demand,” he continues.
Support and Success“When we started the new press project, we considered several suppliers, as this was going to be our first modular press with high-end applications. We finally decided to invest with Nilpeter, due to their sales support, the number and success of their recent installations in Colombia, and the technical support they offer in the Latin American market,” Camilo Mateus concludes.
A Milestone for Codemark“This project will be a milestone in the history of Codemark, as it’s the first modular press installed that is configured to run shrink sleeves and equipped with value-added applications. The FB-350 enables Codemark to increase the pre-press printing definition from 150 LPI (lines per inch) to 170 LPI on standard jobs, and up to 200 LPI for high-definition printing jobs. We are delighted to welcome Codemark to the Nilpeter family,” says Juan Pablo Patino, Nilpeter Commercial Manager for the Andean Region.
Sophisticated WorkhorseThe FB-Line is a sophisticated workhorse offering high ease of operation and superior printing quality. Available in 13″ and 16″ widths, the FB-Line is the perfect choice for the flexible label printer. Innovative automation features can be added according to requirements and combined with value-added features, such as lamination, cold foil, hot foil, gravure, and screen printing. The FB-350 installed at Codemark has been equipped with a movable, rail-based Cold Foil System, which includes a separate UV-lamp, allowing them to run the application on different units in the press.