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India’s first Xeikon 9600 installed at Thomson Press

Thomson Press, a printing and publishing house in India has become the first company in the country to invest in a Xeikon 9600. The new press has been installed in its digital facility in Okhla, New Delhi. It will complement the company’s web and sheet offset capabilities to do shorter runs of books and other publications.

from l-r: Bent Serritslev of Xeikon; C.J. Jassawala, executive director for printing at Thomson Press.

The Xeikon 9600 is configured as a roll to stack press with incorporating the Web Finishing Module to protect the printed image prior to mechanical finishing of the work. The press is capable of producing high quality multi-colour jobs cost effectively in quantities as low as twenty books. The press also supports a wide variety of offerings from ultra-high quality coffee table books to educational materials, short run speciality magazines and periodicals. The Xeikon press also enables printing of religious publications on 40 gsm paper.

The Xeikon 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of graphic arts production such as books, magazine, brochures/leaflets and point of sales applications. It offers high performance quality and productivity and delivers a broad array of standard and non-standard formats, including virtually unlimited image lengths.

The one-pass-duplex web-fed system is capable of speeds of up to 14.5 mpm at a resolution of 1200 dpi with variable dot density. It integrates the variable data capabilities of the Xeikon X-800 front-end and incorporates a 5th colour station for accurate spot colour reproduction as well as speciality toners for security applications and other technical toners. Its QA-CD dry toner enables the use of a wide range of substrates without specific pre-treatment. The press delivers a wide colour gamut and has no VOC emissions.

Feature benefits include perfect colour consistency and professional colour management, variable printing across both width and length, the ability to handle media weights from 40 to 350 gsm and flexible integration with graphic arts (PDF) and IPDS workflows.

"We are thrilled and honoured to count Thomson Press among our satisfied customers, and we are confident that that the versatility and high printing quality of the 9000 series of presses with find acceptance in the Indian market, where quality is critical. And the flexibility to choose roll-to-roll or roll-to-sheet adds an extra dimension, while the flexibility of financial models Xeikon adds to the attractiveness of the offering,” said Bent Serritslev, Managing Director of Xeikon APAC.

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