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Affordable short runs made easy with Xeikon Laser Die-cut Unit (LDU)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Creative self-adhesive label converting needs covered  

Eede, the Netherlands – Xeikon has made self-adhesive label conversion affordable with the Xeikon Laser Die-cut Unit (LDU). Laser diecutting has been in the industry for some time but the process is increasing in popularity as it can help meet the demand for shorter runs, faster turnaround times and greater variations. 

This demand has driven the development of more flexible and affordable solutions such as the Xeikon LDU. It is designed to match the 31.5 ft/min speed of the Xeikon 3030 and has the flexibility to be upgraded onsite to a higher power laser. 

Its inline configuration with the Xeikon 3030 enables tool and hassle free white sheet production. It also is a one-man operation increasing productivity while decreasing human touchpoints. Operations that have no production investment in this area can easily add the capabilities and offer these business winning services. 

At Labelexpo on booth 6125, the Xeikon LDU will show how it excels in productivity and minimizes the cost of converting. Developed to work with Xeikon’s press portfolio, it has a web width of up to 330mm and can handle materials from conventional or other digital presses including PP, Silver PP and PET. 

The Xeikon LDU applies varnish, laser die-cuts, slits and rewinds labels, enabling job changeovers with limited or no setup time. The laser station can kiss cut and perforate. Integration with the Xeikon Front-End via the Vectorizor module ensures smooth and automated label production.

The system covers most of the converting needs for the short-run self-adhesive label market and can run off-line or in-line with the Xeikon 3000 Series.

Demonstrated at Labelexpo Americas inline with Xeikon 3030, the LDU will show how it delivers the perfect combination of versatility, quality and productivity. It will also demonstrate how it can easily adapt to work seamlessly with Xeikon printing presses. 

Its ability to handle a broad range of substrates opens up a world of production possibilities while peace of mind is assured with servicing by dedicated Xeikon engineers. 

Jeroen van Bauwel, Xeikon’s Director Product Management, says: “This unit, in combination with the Xeikon 3030 and Xeikon vectorizor, is the most perfect and flexible all-in-one solution for digital label printing and finishing. Its many uses range from supporting new clients establishing their services to web2print stores.”

 

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