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Xeikon launches four new digital label presses

Introduced at Labelexpo, the Dry toner Cheetah Series and UV inkjet Panther Series make Xeikon’s digital label printing portfolio the broadest in the industry.

At Labelexpo, Xeikon announced new digital label presses in both the UV inkjet and dry toner segments that will extend its digital label printing portfolio, making it the broadest in the industry.

New product announcements included the Xeikon CX500 wide web digital label press in the company’s Cheetah Series, which is the first press based on a new generation dry toner platform that is ready for Industry 4.0.

The company also introduced was the Xeikon Panther Series of UV inkjet digital label presses, including the high-end Xeikon PX3000 and the newly announced entry-level Xeikon PX2000, both to be made available on a 4-colour and a 5-colour configuration.

The Panther series was first announced at Xeikon Café in May 2017 during a press conference.

“We are proud to announce we have been able to rapidly grow our digital label printing portfolio, for both our Panther Series of UV inkjet presses, and our Cheetah Series of dry toner digital label presses. These Fast Felines are setting the pace for digital label manufacturing and will open the door for a broader range of self-adhesive label converters to more readily take advantage of the benefits of digital label production,” said Benoit Chatelard, president and CEO for digital solutions, Flint Group.

“These announcements reinforce our continued dedication to investment in dry toner technology, while we also continue to advance our presence in complementary UV inkjet solutions. As a technology-agnostic total solutions partner with almost 25 years of experience in digital printing, Xeikon is ideally positioned to help label converters, now and in the future, choose the most optimal technology for their businesses based on the specific requirements of the end-user applications they produce.”

Xeikon also confirmed the commercial availability of Fusion technology. On its stand, Xeikon demonstrated its portfolio with the Xeikon PX3000, the brand-new Xeikon CX500 and the Xeikon CX3 running live. Set-up of the latter includes the first commercial module of Fusion, an opaque white digital screenprinting unit. Fusion Technology aims to bring closer to reality the promise of fully automated label manufacturing, and combines printing with digital embellishment of labels and packaging in a single, one-pass and fully digital production process.

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