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Xeikon Showcases New Presses, Winning Customers, and Profitable Applications

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Chicago, IL, USA, 2001/09/07 Graphic Communications Professionals ‘Win the Digital Race’ at Xeikon Booth #1057 Xeikon is presenting graphic communications professionals with its winning combination of color and black & white presses at PRINT 01 in Chicago's McCormick Center, September 6-13. Xeikon's new press, the DMP 8000 digital monochrome press, unveiled for the first time at PRINT 01, will be running live demonstrations at Xeikon Booth #1057. Win the Digital Race with Xeikon is the PRINT 01 show theme for Xeikon. The booth features winning applications printed on Xeikon digital presses as well as images of the Xeikon sponsored rally car that is currently competing in the European FIA-GT."Xeikon has been a leader from the start in digital printing and today has a wide array of market tested digital presses that have set the benchmark in the industry," says Paul Peyrebrune, President and CEO of Xeikon America, Inc."Our theme at PRINT 01 reflects that Xeikon users are winning with their Xeikon presses in speed and productivity, in print quality, and in bottom-line return on investment.This is why Xeikon has more than 2,500 production digital color presses shipped worldwide, more than any other manufacturer." As part of Xeikon's Win the Digital Race with Xeikon booth theme, show attendees can enter to win a trip for two to the FIA-GT race in Estoril, Portugal in October. Full Range of Products Xeikon is exhibiting presses from its wide and diverse range of color and black & white digital printing systems.This includes the DCP 500 D digital color press with the inline UCOAT UV-coater and finishing system, the sheet-fed CSP 320 D digital color press with a new version of the advanced Emerge digital front-end, and the new DMP 8000 digital monochrome press. "Cost per page, speed, and quality are all vital elements for printers to consider in a digital press," says Peyrebrune."Xeikon adds to this equation, however, with solid market tested products, excellent service and customer support, and successful customers. We continue to enhance this success with new products such as the DMP 8000, the CSP 320 D, and UCOAT, all of which are at PRINT 01 and ready to ship and install today." New DMP 8000 An important element to Xeikon's booth demonstration is the new DMP 8000 digital monochrome press, demonstrated in a Twin-Engine-Duplex configuration with PS-RIP digital front-end.Printing professionals can view the on-demand production of manuals, children's books and a daily planner. "Black & white digital printing is definitely a growth area for Xeikon," says Peyrebrune."We will continue to develop magnetography as a superior monochrome printing process.With products such as the DMP 8000, Xeikon helps printers,marketers, and direct mailers realize a greater return on investment and profit in their businesses today." The Widest, The Fastest The DCP 500 D, part of Xeikon's Third Generation of digital color presses, is also demonstrated at Xeikon's booth.The DCP 500 D prints 8,280, 8½"x11" 4-color pages per hour - or 138 PPM - making it the fastest and most productive digital color press on the market.It is also the only 20" wide digital color press allowing the production of posters, banners and 4-up signatures. For PRINT 01, the DCP 500 D is configured with Xeikon's new UCOAT, an inline UV-coating and finishing system.The UCOAT streamlines digital printing by enabling users to print, UV-coat, slit and rewind or cut in a single pass, at full press speed. The UCOAT adds a high-gloss UV-finish to digitally printed pieces. The UV-coating further improves quality and increases durability, enabling the professional production of a greater range of demanding print products such as book covers, direct mail pieces, labels, packaging, and glossy posters or brochures. The CSP 320 D digital color printing system will demonstrate variable printing applications driven by the industry standard PPML.The CSP 320 D is a sheet-fed, entry-level production press featuring the latest in digital printing technology.Its attractive purchase price ($160,000),unique One-Pass Duplex design, user friendly Emerge digital front-end, full color variable printing capabilities, and superior print and color quality, make the CSP 320 D ideal for digital and commercial printers, multi-press installations, or in-house printing facilities. "We're very happy to announce at PRINT 01 that the CSP 320 D is available for world-wide shipment and installation," says Peyrebrune."It adds to Xeikon's comprehensive range of digital color and black & white presses."

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