Xeikon has announced the addition of a high-end label press to its Panther portfolio to meet a need in the market and extend the company’s comprehensive offering, broadening the application reach.
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, all geared to maximise digital print manufacturing.
The Xeikon PX30000 UV inkjet press offers a cost-effective and fast time-to-market solution for short to medium run flexo jobs. It provides the label printer with opportunities to produce a wide range of digitally printed labels with a glossy tactile look, optimum durability and high levels of resistance against scuffing and scratching.
The press is also designed to appeal to label printers working in the high-end markets of health and beauty, chemicals and premium beers. Label printers looking for faster turnaround times, reduced production costs and lower complexity will be able to explore new business possibilities offered by digital printing.
Xeikon marketing vice-president Filip Weymans said, “The addition of this high-end, digital production label press is an important step in the Xeikon strategy. Adding the Xeikon 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.
“Xeikon has the long-standing expertise and deeper understanding to help label printers with all aspects of running a successful digital label print business, from choice of equipment to workflow integration and expert colour management services. Xeikon helps the label printer transform to a digital manufacturer.”
The Xeikon PX30000 digital press is a highly versatile solution offering a range of capabilities and features. As with all Xeikon digital printing technology, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) can be optimised using the available Xeikon Premium Services.
The Xeikon PX30000 UV inkjet press is driven by Xeikon’s X-800 workflow, and comes with a choice of two configurations – six or seven colour – and full colour management controls. With a maximum speed of 70m/min (229ft/min) 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 340mm.
“The addition of the Xeikon PX30000 high-end label press to our portfolio immediately gives Xeikon a broader reach. We are committed to our vision of a digital future for Labels and Packaging. We are the only company dedicated to a true consultative approach, offering both dry toner and inkjet technologies and therefore the most comprehensive choice of digital solutions,” Weymans added.
“We have continued to build and structure our comprehensive portfolio so that our customers can find everything they need from Xeikon. We will continue to be on hand at all times to give confidence and continued support to our customers on their digital journey.”