Eede, the Netherlands, December 11, 2018 – The digital front end capabilities of the highly responsive Xeikon 3300 proved to be a real crowd pleaser at Labelexpo India. Stealing the limelight was a roll-2-roll configuration which was sold at the show.
Visitors were interested in its digital front-end capabilities and how the responsive and flexible system can cost effectively expand their business production capabilities and door opening opportunities.
The entry level narrow web label press excels in productivity and prints at true 1200 dpi. Supporting high quality production for self-adhesive labels and the heat-transfer sector, it is the only digital press with a real prepress workflow and strong color management functionality to ensure maximum performance with CMYK + White. The Xeikon Color Control is an industry unique application to enhance make ready features, optimization of the CMYK color gamut and providing easy to managed introduction of special color to further enhance the press capabilities.
It was shown along with print samples from the recently launched PX3000. The UV inkjet press was developed in response to the growing need for digital label printing technologies that drive new applications and produces them in the most efficient way.
Bent Serritslev, Xeikon’s Managing Director APAC, says, “We are committed to delivering leading edge solutions and our significant presence at Labelexpo India underpins that. We were delighted to see so much interest in digital development during the show and that was reflected by the number of strong leads we received”.
“While still focused on ways to cost effectively and flexibly manage short runs, there also seemed to be a growing interest in managing versioning, VDP and brand protection. We had some very insightful conversations and are looking forward to expanding on them long after the show.”
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.