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Xeikon Expands Range Of Toners

Press release from the issuing company

Lier, Belgium, 27 October 2004 – Xeikon is launching a transparent toner for a satin finish and 5 additional spot colours to expand the colour range even further. The new toners can be installed in the fifth colour station of any Xeikon press so equipped. They are therefore suitable for the Xeikon 5000 and the recently introduced Xeikon 330. To date the fifth colour station has been used mainly for security toner, a customer-specific spot colour or opaque white toner in label applications. The new toners offer a wide range of creative possibilities for designers and printers. The transparent toner is applied underneath the other colours. The result is a subtle satin finish which enables certain components of the image to be given additional highlighting, for instance. Adding components that show up under UV light make the toner suitable for security applications of limited complexity such as admission tickets for nightclubs and fairs. This characteristic also enables the user to check the amount of toner being laid down on the substrate. In addition to the spot gloss toner, Xeikon is launching yet another innovation on the market, adding 5 further colours to its range of spot colours: blue, violet, red, orange and green. The spot colour in the fifth station will then be used as a mixed colour for the four basic colours, namely cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The new spot colours have been selected so as to provide the maximum possible expansion of the colour range. The short set-up times featured by Xeikon presses provide for trouble-free colour changes in the fifth station. Xeikon has always enjoyed a position of leadership with regard to development and manufacture of colour toners for specific applications (such as security toner for high-quality security printing, magnetic black toner for magnetic character recognition, MICR toner and UV-curable toner). These most recent developments confirm Xeikon’s reputation for innovation yet again.