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
High quality, environment friendly printing on hydrophobic surfaces
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.
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, magenta, black and white
- 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.
|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|