Xeikon updates digital press portfolio
Xeikon announced a raft of new and innovative digital printing solutions that aim to offer printers and converters a clear and viable pathway to digital transformation.
“In the last year, Xeikon has launched several new innovations and products. Now, printers and converters are truly able to see our vision materialising and what that can mean for them. The careful build and structure of our portfolio is about to bear fruit, and we are now ready to present even more exciting innovations that will open up a way toward a digital future and ‘lights out’ production and manufacturing,” said Filip Weymans, Vice President of Marketing.
Xeikon’s innovations include new product introductions in its digital press portfolio and updates to its workflow systems.
Digital Production Presses
● Xeikon Cheetah 2.0 dry toner technology:
Now cloud-connected with man/machine and machine/machine interfaces where the machines are in constant communication with each other, driving and monitoring print jobs with full automation. Earlier this year, Xeikon introduced two new models: the CX30 and the CX50 entry level dry-toner presses. Important to note that with each cloud -connected solution, operators can monitor print manufacturing from anywhere on the shop floor by viewing the interfaces/dashboards 24/7 on a smartphone or any other device.
● Panther 2.0 UV InkJet technology:
New Panther models will include the Xeikon PX2200 and Xeikon PX3300, replacing the PX2000 and PX3000.
● Xeikon’s Label Converting Unit (LCU) series:
Within Xeikon’s portfolio, they are specifically designed for converting industries and printing businesses. The LCUs, formally named D-Coat, are also cloud connected with machine/machine interfaces.
There are various options to choose from, e.g. entry level, wide web, narrow web and high-end as well as more modular offerings.
Important to note that with each cloud-connected solution, operators can monitor print manufacturing from anywhere on the shop floor by viewing the interfaces/dashboards 24/7 on a smartphone or any other device.
A fundamental and key component of the workflow is Xeikon’s X-800 Digital Front End (DFE). The X-800 unifies every facet of Xeikon’s digital portfolio.
Xeikon is now extending the capabilities of its X-800 workflow even further to expand and enhance the range of possible applications.
The label version of the X-800 will now include Xeikon VARI ONE variable data workflow – a true differentiator – and combine it with Panther durable haptic printing and with Xeikon’s FEU (Fusion Embellishment Unit).
This unique development is set to offer the highest levels of variable imagery available today. With this unique capability, the X-800 will drive both the Panther and the Cheetah series of presses towards digital transformation.
“With our latest innovations, printers and converters will be able to address the current and future needs of print buyers and brand owners. Having clear insight into their production environments means they can monitor progress and make quick and flexible decisions on the fly," said Weymans.
"This is why digitisation can be a game changer. When we install the first digital press at a company's site, we are with that company every step of their growth journey. They quickly realise the productivity, growth and profit benefits of implementing a fully automated digital print manufacturing process. Everyone knows that making changes in a company’s strategy and operations can be difficult. Xeikon stands as the go-to advisor for printers and converters looking to the future for their growth and sustainable profitability,” Weymans concluded.