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Xeikon launches Walldeco Discovery Solution at Heimtextil 2019
11 Dec 2018

Eede, the Netherlands, 11 December 2018 – Xeikon’s breakthrough Walldeco Discovery Solution will convincingly demonstrate affordable, cost effective short run wall decoration production at the Heimtextil 2019 trade fair that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8 to 11 2019 - Hall 3.0 booth J65.

The complete end-to-end digital solution will deliver 1200 dpi at speeds up to 300 m²/hour. The central element in the solution is the 4-colour Xeikon 3050 entry level industrial production press. After printing, the web varnishing module provides the option for inline varnishing of the wallpaper to enrich the effect or to protect, and at the end of the line, the wallpaper medium rewinder outputs the finished rolls ready for further logistics.

Dimitri Van Gaever, Business Development Manager Graphic Arts for Xeikon, states: “Following last year’s launch of our highly productive wall decoration digital production suite based on the Xeikon CX500 press, we quickly identified a demand for a medium capacity solution that delivers the same exacting standards.”

He continues: “There is no compromise on efficiency and quality with this latest addition to our portfolio. True to Xeikon's total approach, this end-to-end solution quickly and simply produces fully finished rolls of wallcoverings. It is positioned at an attractive price point to make it accessible to every professional, enabling him to immediately create added value and build his business.”

The Walldeco Discovery Solution has been designed to deliver cost-effective short runs with fast changeovers and minimal waste. It supports fast time-to-market, streamlined logistics, and reduced stock-holding and warehousing.

The highest quality and eco-friendly solution ensures colour stability and output reproducibility. It can run the broadest range of non-woven substrates, and enables a wide variety of application capabilities.

Van Gaever adds: “Another key benefit for customers is the fact it also complies with all legislation surrounding indoor emissions and construction, including EN 15102 for wall coverings.”

The entry level solution is perfectly positioned to support operations taking their first steps in wall decoration applications as it offers a clear upgrade path. It is scalable up to a capacity of 900 m²/hour when producing with the much faster Xeikon CX500.

Note to journalists: To schedule one-on-one interviews with Xeikon executives at the show, contact Dorien Cooreman at dorien.c@duomedia.com.


ABOUT XEIKON

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.
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