Xeikon to demonstrate end-to-end digital printing applications through its specialty "Suites" at Graph Expo 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Highlights will include demonstrations of integrated hardware and software solutions developed to enable productivity, quality and efficiency

Itasca, IL - Xeikon NV, an innovator in digital color printing technology, will have a major presence at Graph Expo 2014, showcasing a range of technologies and innovations. Graph Expo 2014, the leading international trade event for the graphic communications industry, is being held September 28 - October 1, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

At booth 841, the company will demonstrate its "Suites", which not only include a Xeikon digital color press, but also the appropriate print media, software and workflow solutions, consumables and tools, as well as pre and post print equipment, required for a true end-to-end digital printing solution. Xeikon partners with other leading manufacturers in the industry in the development of its Suites.

During the show, Xeikon will exhibit some high impact direct marketing/direct mail applications in unique format sizes on its Document Production Suite. These application pieces will be produced on a Xeikon 8000 Series digital color press. The Xeikon 8000 Series presses feature high precision LED-array imaging technology, which combines true 1200 dpi resolution and 4-bit per spot color depth, to deliver the finest commercial print quality available on the market today. In addition, the Xeikon 8000 Series offers unmatched format flexibility, with a media width of 20.2 inches and unlimited print length. The presses print on both sides of the substrate simultaneously and can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 10 million pages.

For commercial printing companies that are looking to foray into packaging, Xeikon will also demonstrate its Folding Carton Suite at the show. The Folding Carton Suite is built around Xeikon's flagship label and packaging press, the Xeikon 3500. The Xeikon 3500 incorporates the imaging resolution and format flexibility that Xeikon technology is known for and is equipped with five color stations, four for standard process colors and the fifth station for gamut expansion colors. The fifth station can also be used for printing on transparent/clear substrates with a one-pass opaque white toner or a security toner for anti-counterfeiting applications. Print speed of the press is unaffected by the number of colors used and/or the size of the application piece being produced. The Xeikon 3500 can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 3.8 million square feet on a wide range of substrates. It runs on Xeikon's QA-I toner which is FDA-compliant for indirect and direct contact with dry food.

Visitors to the Xeikon booth can also see live demonstrations of its ThermoFlexX digital imaging system, which enables customers to produce high quality flexo and letterpress plates at high resolutions.

"Very few other events in the graphic communications industry have as many live demonstrations of equipment, products and solutions as Graph Expo. Xeikon will be there in full force, showcasing some outstanding solutions for document and commercial printers," said Todd Blumsack, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xeikon North America. "Many commercial printers today are looking into packaging applications to generate additional revenue streams for their businesses. Xeikon continues to innovate in this area and we're proud to highlight our leadership for this audience," Blumsack concluded.