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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Berco Labels expands business with Xeikon 3030 digital color press

Quebec-based company focusing on digital production of food and beverage labels
Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced today that Berco Labels, a Quebec City, Quebec-based printer of pressure-sensitive labels, has successfully expanded its business and production capabilities after purchasing and installing a Xeikon 3030 digital color press.

Founded more than 40 years ago, and part of the Group Magnitude family of companies, Berco Labels is the only printer in Quebec offering three printing technologies - digital, offset, and flexographic. Berco installed the Xeikon press in late 2012, and has become a pioneer of Xeikon label printing technology in the Quebec area.

Manon Leclerc, president of Berco Labels, said that the addition of Xeikon 3030 has opened up new applications that the company could not have handled cost-effectively using flexographic technology.

"Xeikon digital technology allows us to produce short and medium runs profitably. We were not able to do so with flexo technology. The Xeikon 3030 has enabled us to be a much more complete and diverse supplier to the market," Leclerc said.

The bulk of Berco's digital label production is for the food and beverage industries. Xeikon label presses shine in producing these applications with their industry-leading imaging quality as well as FDA-compliant toner. Xeikon label presses also offer a 'one-pass' opaque white toner that's ideal for Berco's production of high quality wine and spirits labels on clear substrates.

The Xeikon 3030 is the entry-level narrow web press of the Xeikon 3000 Series. It offers a high level of productivity due to its full rotary printing, which is independent of the number of colors being printed as well as the repeat length of the label. It also offers true 1200 x 3600 dpi imaging resolution, with a media width of up to 13 inches, and can handle a variety of substrates without pretreatment or priming.

"It's been impressive to watch Berco take advantage of our digital printing capabilities and further strengthen their business," said Todd Blumsack, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Xeikon America, Inc. "Xeikon label solutions offer an unbeatable combination of print quality, flexibility, versatility, and productivity, and are helping Berco meet the growing demands of its customers," he added.