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Xeikon introduces top speed toner label press for lights out operation

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Xeikon has announced the introduction of a new high productivity and highly automated dry toner press aimed specifically at volume label printing with the highest quality. The Xeikon LX3000 model, affectionately known as The Lion, will be presented to the public for the first time at the Xeikon booth during Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels, on 11 to 14 September.

Built for a web width of 330 mm, the Lion LX3000 is a five colour dry toner press developed as the answer to customer demands for higher productivity and more cost effective solutions for mass production of high quality digital labels. Visitors to the trade show will have the opportunity to experience first hand its 42 metres per minute operation. This is a 40% speed increase from Xeikon’s current 30 metres per minute capability. Its automated, precise quality control ensures that the final product meets the highest standards without manual intervention.

The LX3000 features Xeikon’s innovative Cruise Control System, which utilises advanced vision technology and artificial intelligence to continuously monitor and automatically adjust print production settings. Cruise Control checks, adjusts, and reports on five key settings to ensure precise colour registration, print station densities, and consistency with the set colour reference. as production quality is depending on external (environment, substrate, operator) and internal (print process) factors. If the quality does not meet customer expectations, an automatic notification is generated and printed alongside the print. This physical marking can drive next actions in the following steps of the manufacturing processes. Additionally, it provides quantitative data for monitoring overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), helping printers to optimise their production workflows even further.

According to Frank Jacobs, senior product manager, the new Cruise Control System significantly enhances press efficiency and productivity, reducing waste and allowing operators to focus on higher level tasks. ‘Brand owners have grown accustomed to the advantages of digital printing, including unmatched flexibility, great quality, and rapid delivery,’ he said. ‘Now, with the reliability of Xeikon’s toner technology, which comes with highly accurate variable repeat length, coupled with the Lion’s powerful performance and Cruise Control for 100% perfect output, label printers can produce higher volumes of high quality work much more cost effectively.’

As an evolution of the company’s toner technology, the LX3000 can print on a broad range of self-adhesive substrates without priming and does so using the most food safe toners in the market today. The print quality also matches Xeikon’s established high quality standards, boasting a resolution of 1200 dpi.

The high end Lion is configured with new Eco toners. Free from fluorine, Bisphenol A (BPA), TPO and mineral oils, as well as being 100% vegan, Eco toners comply with restrictions around food safety, and also address consumers’ concerns about their health and animal welfare.

‘Xeikon continues to respond to the specific requirements of our customers, and we increasingly receive larger numbers of requests for more competitive solutions. The LX3000 is the result of listening to that valuable feedback, especially from those of our customers who handle higher volumes. Having discussed the new press with some of them in more detail over the past few months, it is clear that this launch is a significant step in the right direction,’ added Frank. ‘We are very excited about the impact the Lion will have on the market and the value it will bring to our customers.’

Visitors to Labelexpo Europe should make their way to booth C29 in hall 5 to hear the Lion roar.


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