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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Label converter Suzhou Advance Printing goes digital with first installation of Xeikon 3030 plus press

Suzhou Advance Printing (Yali) Co., a well-known label converter in China has recently successfully installed its first Xeikon 3030Plus Digital Label Press with the help of long-term partner United Printing Co.

The Xeikon 3030Plus Digital Press is the narrow web “higher capacity” entry-level press and a member of the Xeikon 3000 Series presses. With five press models, the 3000 Series is the largest range of digital label press offerings on the market today, ranging from entry level to higher capacity options. All five models deliver the same 1200 DPI imaging quality and are able to print on an unrivalled range of substrates without pre-coating or pre-treatment, including various self-adhesive materials such as co-extruded films, BOPP, PVC and PET, transparent/opaque films as well as paperboards.

The 3000 Series presses are divided into two maximum web widths (516mm/20.3 inches and 330 mm/13 inches) and three top running speeds (63 FPM, 49.2 FPM and 31.5 FPM). Entry-level versions are also designed to be field-upgraded to the wider and/or faster specifications as the business needs increase.

The full-rotary printing technology with variable repeat length guarantees that the press speeds are not affected by the label size and/or the number of colors used. Also included is the Xeikon X-800 Digital Front End. Based on years of R&D and the pursuit of the best industry standards in terms of digital industrial workflows, the X-800 can be integrated into any production environment and its modular setup allows label and packaging converters to efficiently manage their specific production needs. The X-800 also enables the easy implementation of variable data on labels or packages, even allowing to add variable information after the files have been ripped. The combination of the variable data capabilities and the top-notch printing quality, i.e. the use of micro texts, variable barcodes or numbers, the ability to print guilloches or the use of specific colors and security toners, makes the Xeikon 3000 Series an excellent tool for the brand protection of labels and packages.

Finally, the Xeikon 3000 Series presses also use the new QA-I toner, which 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.

Mr. Zhong Xiaochun, General Manager of Suzhou Advance Co, comments: “We have been very impressed by the stability of the Xeikon 3030Plus Press and by its wide range of applications that have fully responded to the needs of our end-users. We cannot praise enough the many unique benefits we have been able to find with the Xeikon Press. Our company will be doing further marketing research into the additional applications Xeikon can offer in the very near future. “

Recently appointed Managing Director Xeikon Asia Pacific (ASPAC), Bent Serritslev concludes: “The Asia Pacific printing industry is seeing unprecedented growth and the installation at Suzhou Advance Printing (Yali) Co reflects this. This success story is also a great testimony that our digital solutions are truly offering the flexibility, quality and creativity customers in this region are looking for and are really helping their businesses stay ahead of the competition.”

Xeikon exhibited at Labelexpo South China that took place in Pazhou Exhibition Center, Guangzhou from 3 to 5 December (stand D15).