Xeikon introduces seven colour label press
Xeikon has announced the addition of a high end label press to its Panther portfolio. Providing high productivity levels, the Xeikon PX30000 is equipped with eight printing stations, two of which are used to achieve high opaque white layers at maximum speed. This UV inkjet label press is driven by Xeikon’s X-800 digital front end.
The PX30000 offers a cost effective and fast time to market solution for short to medium run flexo jobs. It provides the label printer with maximum opportunities to produce the widest range of digitally printed labels with a glossy tactile look, optimum durability and high levels of resistance against scuffing and scratching.
The PX30000 is now available for demonstration at Xeikon’s Global Innovation Centre and is commercially available in Europe and North America.
Filip Weymans, vice president marketing, stated: ‘The addition of this high end, digital production label press is an important step in the Xeikon strategy. Adding the PX30000 to our portfolio enhances the Xeikon offering that already was the most comprehensive in the market. Label printing companies can now opt for a dry toner press or an inkjet press, for an entry level solution or a fully geared high end production press, from a five colour engine up to a seven colour engine. We are convinced that the appropriate and ideal choice a printing customer makes depends on their business strategy and their choice of end use applications.’
He continued, ‘We are recognised as a ‘go to’ trusted advisor and solutions provider. Throughout the years, Xeikon has developed a suite of the most relevant services available, supporting its customers in developing and selling new applications, helping them with the integration of digital printing within their existing environments, and also assisting them in automating their complete label production. Apart from integration capabilities, the X-800 workflow enables further automation for complete label production. Making use of its intelligent imposition algorithms to position the labels on the web can help reduce costs by optimizing production times. There are no challenges too great for this powerful workflow – even the most demanding variable data jobs or labels where the track and trace functionality is required – Xeikon's X-800 workflow is unsurpassed.’
The PX30000 digital press is a highly versatile solution offering an impressive range of capabilities and features. As for all Xeikon digital printing technology, overall equipment effectiveness can be optimised using the available Xeikon Premium Services. For flexibility and a wider range of applications, the press has extended colour gamut capability, it comes with a choice of two configurations – six or seven colour – and full colour management controls. With a maximum speed of 70 metres per minute and using opaque white, the press is designed for maximum efficiency and productivity. This roll to roll, full rotary press prints on substrate widths up to 340 mm.