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digital printing system

MATRIX

Rapidly changing markets – specially adapted solutions

“Each eye is unique.” In the past decade on the optical market, this has led to a guiding principle which might be described as a great emphasis on individualization with the objective of finding a suitable answer to each customer requirement. The changing ophthalmology market has created a demand for new printing solutions for progressive lenses. COTEC has responded with the MATRIX 2.0 and MATRIX 3.0 digital printing systems.



Efficient, sustainable and environment friendly printing system for progressive lenses


Hydrophobic functional coatings – MATRIX

Many years of experience in ongoing product development in the field of chemical surface treatment with hydrophobic functional coatings as well as systems engineering are the key success factors which enabled the creation of a digital printing system.

Our development team together with our own production facility ensures the provision of leading-edge solutions. As one of the leading providers of functional coatings such as DURALON series materials, we have developed a digital printing system which provides the opportunity to print individual, customer-specific designs on any lens surface, particularly even hydrophobic surfaces.



Digital printing system – COTEC presents the MATRIX:

A fast, safe, economical and environmentally friendly printing solution for progressive lenses. Perfect, high-resolution printing without design limitations. No influence on surface properties. Removal of the printing with no residue.

 

fast, safe, economical

Our printing ink polymer dries immediately after printing and requires no additional drying processes. The printing produced has clear, sharp lines and edges. The finest structures can be shown with high resolution.

Optimal adhesion – removal with no residue

The printing ink bonds ideally to the surface, even with hydrophobic coating, and can be completely removed after processing, leaving no residue or “ghost images”.

Individual design – customer-specific information

Customer-specific, adapted printing designs can be created, managed and printed. The designs are produced on a PC and saved in a graphics format. Interfaces such as the OMA standard are integrated. This enables you to integrate personalized information or marketing messages in your high-resolution printing.

Material consumption is extremely low and enables cost-effective marking of your surface. No time-consuming production of printing plates is required. Blue, yellow and magenta printing inks are available for the low maintenance MATRIX printing system. The printing ink is solvent-free, completely safe and subject to no transport restrictions.



properties and benefits

MATRIX 2.0

The MATRIX 2.0 printing system is designed for manual handling.

The Operator places the lenses in the printer manually and starts the printing process after the alignment of the marks included in progressive lenses.

The lenses are printed with the design selected.

 

 

  • User-friendly, high-resolution printing system for surfaces with and without functional coating
  • Removal of printing ink guaranteed with no residue
  • Individualized print designs possible
  • Standard printing colors available: blue, yellow and magenta
  • OMA interface

Please contact us directly if you are interested in the MATRIX 2.0. Our development team will be pleased to prepare an appropriate solution for you.

  Technical Specification
Capacity approx. 100-130 Jobs per hour
Type of lenses no restrictions
Surface hydrophobic, oleophobic, AR-, hard coating, uncoated
Lens diameter edged lenses and uncut up to 90mm
Printing resolution 635dpi @ 40µm
Line thickness min. 0,3mm recommended
Tolerance max. rotation +/- 0,2°, max. shift +/- 0,2mm
Print design single image or composed image files
Design editor CorelDraw / Adobe Photoshop
Ink solvent-free, pigmented hot melt ink
Colors cyan, magenta, yellow
Cleaning process cotton cloth with isopropyl alcohol


properties and benefits

MATRIX 3.0

The fully automatic MATRIX 3.0 printing system can be directly integrated into your production line due to the embedded assembly line connection:

The information of the actual job is automatically read out by the barcode reader. The software provided with the system recognizes the markings in the progressive lenses and aligns the printing appropriately.

 

  • Automatic recognition of markings in the progressive lenses and alignment of printing
  • User-friendly, high-resolution printing system for surfaces with and without functional coating
  • Removal of printing ink guaranteed with no residue
  • Individualized print designs possible
  • Standard printing colors available: blue, yellow and magenta
  • OMA interface

Please contact us directly if you are interested in the MATRIX 3.0. Our development team will be pleased to prepare an appropriate solution for you.



  Technical Specification
Capacity approx. 90 - 100 Jobs per hour
Type of lenses no restrictions
Surface hydrophobic, oleophobic, AR-, hard coating, uncoated
Lens diameter edged lenses and uncut up to 90mm
Printing resolution 635dpi @ 40µm
Line thickness min. 0,3mm recommended
Tolerance max. rotation +/- 0,2°, max. shift +/- 0,2mm
Print design single image or composed image files
Design editor CorelDraw / Adobe Photoshop
Ink solvent-free, pigmented hot melt ink
Colors cyan, magenta, yellow
Cleaning process cotton cloth with isopropyl alcohol


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