Xeikon adds new CX50 press to its wall decoration suite
Xeikon has announced an eco friendly, cost effective digital answer to today’s wallpaper production challenges. As a key part of its Wall Deco Suite and with bespoke and environmentally friendly dry toner technology with extended colour gamut, the new Xeikon CX50 is introduced.
The Wall Deco Suite is an all in one streamlined solution including in line finishing – all developed to cost effectively produce creative wall decorations including custom illustrations and photomurals in short runs. Meeting today’s consumer demand for individualised home interiors, the CX50 digital press offers unlimited creative freedom across a wide range of substrates where every printed product can be unique.
Dimitri Van Gaever, market segment director for graphic arts, stated: ‘Xeikon has once again led the way in bringing to market a complete end to end solution for wall decoration production. What we have put together is a complete automated wall deco factory coming together to produce a quality finished coreless roll. The CX50 digital press fits perfectly into our portfolio for wallcovering applications, midway between the Xeikon 3050 Rex entry level option and our high end CX500 digital press. For higher speeds the CX50 can be upgraded from 20 metres per minute to 30 metres per minute. With Xeikon’s dry toner technology and advanced colour management capability with new generation interfaces and cloud connection, the CX50 simplex digital press is designed to offer maximum OEE and TCO.’
The wall decoration business has huge potential, however online ordering, stricter environmental controls and consumer demand for unique products is presenting a number of challenges for conventional wallpaper companies. Xeikon is dedicated to helping its customers improve business profitability and drive growth through our creative solutions. The company has designed and developed its Wall Deco Suite to give businesses an all in one cost effective solution which can give them every advantage in the marketplace.
Like all of its presses, the CX50 is driven by the powerful and intelligent X-800 digital front end for full automation and integration. The company’s digital front end (DFE) workflow is a true differentiator and enabler and can be integrated with common ERP and MIS systems. The X-800 workflow, which is the same across all Xeikon dry toner solutions, features a ‘poster layout’ function for murals and wallcoverings to ensure spot on registration for seamless installation. Accuracy of colour reproduction is guaranteed by an integrated on-press in line spectrometer and an optional registration camera. The CX50 press provides superior colour consistency and an extended colour gamut. Xeikon’s developed dry toner is available in CMYK, red, blue, green, orange and magenta, plus additional colours such as one pass opaque white and colours produced on customer request. In line finishing equipment has been specifically designed to work within the Wall Deco Production Suite and includes in line water based varnishing, slitting, waste removal and coreless rewinding, providing a fully finished wallpaper roll, ready to ship, in one operation.
Dimitri concluded, ‘Part of Xeikon’s ongoing value proposition is to offer the market choices to help customers drive business growth. We believe a successful and cost effective investment in a digital production solution works best when it is based on expected and realistic print volumes. The CX50 press is ideal for those working in wall decoration production with flexible orders and shorter runs. With its capability to upgrade to higher speeds, an investment in this press ensures and secures future business growth. With Xeikon’s long standing expertise, we can help our customers make relevant and appropriate choices. We are recognised as a ‘go to’ trusted advisor and solutions provider. With the introduction of our CX50 digital press for wall decoration, we strengthen our comprehensive portfolio so that our customers can find everything they need from Xeikon.’