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SCI Grows Book Printing Offerings with Xeikon Technology

Friday, May 20, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Itasca, IL, – Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced today that Strategic Content Imaging (SCI), a Carlstadt, N.J.-based company specializing in electronic communications and digital print technologies, will continue to leverage the industry-leading image quality of Xeikon technology to grow its book printing offerings.
SCI offers print-on-demand books, variable data, color, black & white digital printing, warehousing, pick & pack and web-to-print applications. The company's digital print capabilities include two Xeikon 8000 digital color presses and one Xeikon 6000 digital color press, which are handling the bulk of the company's high-quality, full-color, short-run book production.

Burt Scherman, president of SCI, said thanks to the true 1200 dpi and 4-bit variable dot density offered by both Xeikon models, his company does not have to sacrifice print quality to achieve high levels of productivity with its short-run, full-color book printing.

"Our Xeikon machines offer a powerful combination of the highest achievable image quality and productivity for our book printing applications," said Mr. Scherman. "Xeikon is still the technology of choice for us when our clients demand the highest print quality. In addition, it allows us to keep our investment and running costs very competitive and pass on the savings to our customers."

The Xeikon 8000 offers speeds of up to 275 letter-size pages per minute, and a monthly duty cycle of up to 10 million pages. The Xeikon 6000 offers printing speeds of up to 170 letter-size pages per minute and duty cycles of up to 5.3 million pages per month.

In addition to their productivity and image quality, the Xeikon 8000 and 6000 offer unparalleled format flexibility with a 20 in. web width and virtually no restrictions on the length of the printed page, allowing SCI to produce a larger number of book blocks for each print run compared to competing technologies.

"Clearly, a growing number of book printing and publishing companies are recognizing, as SCI has, that productivity and image quality can coexist with the Xeikon technology," said Michael V. Ring, president of Xeikon America, Inc. "Moreover, as run lengths are getting shorter and the market is driving towards increasingly sophisticated levels of personalization, in part due to the advent of higher resolution electronic alternatives, maintaining and improving the image quality of printed applications becomes paramount. To add to our industry leading image quality, our presses can easily handle monthly duty cycles between 5 million and 10 million pages. As a result, we enjoy a distinctive product positioning in the market. We are the only available solution for monthly production volumes in this range for high quality applications."

The Xeikon presses also provide an unmatched range of coated & uncoated substrate options to SCI and handle paper stocks from 27 lb text (40 gsm) to122 lb cover (16-pt. board). Furthermore, Xeikon's X-800 Digital Front-End and QA-P toner technology deliver outstanding quality and cutting-edge workflow management tools for a streamlined book production workflow.


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