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Thursday, September 9, 2010

XEIKON DOUBLES THE CHOICE OF SPEEDS AND MEDIA WIDTHS

Xeikon has expanded its successful family of digital label presses to four models which are now collectively named the Xeikon 3000 Series. This is the largest range of digital label presses on the market today, including one completely new model – the Xeikon 3050 – and an upgraded replacement for the original Xeikon 3000 model called the Xeikon 3030.

The new entry-level Xeikon 3030 will be introduced worldwide at the Labelexpo Americas exhibition in Chicago (14 -16 September 2010), where the recently announced flagship model, Xeikon 3500, will also be demonstrated for.

“Since we introduced the Xeikon 3000 at Labelexpo Americas 2008 and the Xeikon 3300 at drupa 2008, our sales revenues in the label market have grown substantially despite the economic downturn,” says Filip Weymans, business development manager labels and packaging at Xeikon. “Label applications are ideal to take advantage of the flexibility of our technology. Our award-winning presses now form the strongest and broadest range in the market, from the new entry-level Xeikon 3030 up to the Xeikon 3500, which is the most productive digital label press in the market.”

The four presses all deliver the same print quality and are divided into two maximum web widths: 330 mm (13”) and 516 mm, with each width available in entry-level or the higher productivity versions. Entry-level versions are designed to be field-upgraded to the wider and/or faster specifications as the user’s business grows, without having to make any concessions in print quality.

All models can print on an unrivalled range of substrates without pre-coat, including various self-adhesive materials such as co-extruded films, BOPP, PVC and PET, paperboards, paper with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm and transparent and opaque foils. The Xeikon 3000 Series include the latest enhancements to the print station and are based on Xeikon’s LED toner print engine technology. The new QA-I toner meets all the applicable FDA guidelines for indirect food contact under room temperature and less severe conditions as well as direct food contact for dry food substances containing no surface oil or fat under the same conditions.

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