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Odyssey Digital Printing Selects the Xeikon 3300

Press release from the issuing company

Tulsa, OK and Itasca, IL, September 9, 2008 - Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, today announced that Odyssey Digital Printing has selected the Xeikon 3300 for its short run label and custom packaging applications. Based in Tulsa, OK, Odyssey Digital Printing utilizes cutting-edge digital color solutions to meet and exceed its customer expectations. Odyssey's customer base includes some of the best- known brands on the planet. The addition of the Xeikon 3300 will enable them to further differentiate themselves from their competition.

"Our main objective is to change the way customers view their printing experience, with convenience being the number one advantage", says John Roberds, President, Odyssey Digital Printing, "A key factor in Odyssey's growth has been the selection of Xeikon technology for our short run digital color applications. The unique features of the Xeikon technology enable us to meet the ever-changing requirements of our customers, be it a change in the format size of the finished application, substrates or quantities. Our customers can rely on us for delivering top-notch results."

The Xeikon 3300, which was unveiled earlier this year at drupa 2008, is an extremely fast digital color label press, ideal for short to medium runs, just-in-time and on-the-fly jobs. The 3300 boasts a variety of features including:

A top speed of 63 feet per minute and a duty cycle of 2,300,000 feet per month

True 1200 dpi resolution and 1200 x 3600 dpi addressability with variable dot density

The capability to print four process colors plus a range of standard or custom spot colors (for maintaining brand integrity), opaque white (for creating a 'no label look' on transparent labels) and security toner (for anti-counterfeiting applications)

Substrate flexibility of format (7.9 in. to 13 in.), weight (27 lb text to 16-point board stock) and type (paper, paperboard, PP, PET, vinyl, co-extruded film and unsupported film) without the need for coating and pretreatment

Easy inclusion of metadata, such as sequential numbers or barcodes

Full rotary technology resulting in less waste, reduced costs and increased productivity

Eco-friendly dry toner technology with no VOC emissions.

Odyssey has been a steadfast Xeikon customer and has judiciously utilized previous generations of both simplex and duplex Xeikon digital color presses. The format flexibility and reliability of Xeikon products have enabled the company to produce unique applications for its customers. "We are thrilled with our continued partnership with Odyssey," says Michael V. Ring, VP of Sales & Chief Marketing Officer of Xeikon's North American operations. "They are a prime example of a company that understands the value-proposition of digital color technology. Odyssey has carefully developed their applications and identified the technology solutions that most efficiently add value. We are happy to be a part of their continued success."

For more information on Xeikon and Odyssey, and to see the Xeikon 3300 in action, please visit booth #6135 at Labelexpo Americas 2008.