“IPEX is a great opportunity to inform and advice UK printing businesses on the numerous label, packaging and graphic arts end-user applications that can be profitably produced with Xeikon’s digital printing solutions. We look forward meeting visitors to discuss ways to do things differently, expand their service offering and add value, profitability and efficiency to their print production,” says Duncan Sargeant, Xeikon Sales Area Manager. “We are committed to support the UK printing industry, and events like IPEX where we can meet and share knowledge with UK printers are a vital part of our direct and personal approach.”
As a leading supplier of digital printing technology, Xeikon develops solutions that allow customers to deal with challenges in their own way. That is why the company offers a wide range of digital technologies for a wide range of end-use applications: short-run wallpaper, quality photobooks, valuable documents that require the highest security features, high-end labels for spirits, food-safe labels, pharma leaflets, folding carton packaging for health & beauty, … amongst many others.
Xeikon digital printing specialists will be on hand to inform IPEX visitors on the latest Xeikon solutions in both the dry toner and UV inkjet segments, and more particularly on the new presses recently introduced. This includes the Xeikon CX500 digital label press which is the first press based on a new generation dry toner platform that is ready for Industry 4.0. Ideally suited for larger sized labels, labels requiring an opaque white or an extended colour gamut, the Xeikon CX500 outperforms all high-quality digital label presses in terms of productivity, thanks to its web width of up to 520mm full rotary printing technology and 30m/min printing speed.
Also recently launched is the Xeikon Panther Series of UV inkjet digital label presses, which includes the high-end Xeikon PX3000 and entry-level Xeikon PX2000, both in a 4-colour and 5-colour configuration. These presses run patented PantherCure UV inks which use a combination of LED and Mercury UV lights for curing – a concept, unique to Xeikon UV inkjet presses, that offers several benefits.
In addition, visitors can gain insights into the benefits offered by the Xeikon X-800 front-end which is the beating hear of Xeikon’s entire line of digital printing presses. More intuitive than ever, it is differentiated by its open standards and modular set-up, and enables superior and consistent print quality in combination with second to none flexibility and variable data applications.
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.