Spec Systems has installed South Africans first Xeikon 3030 digital colour press.

Making its move into full colour label production, Spec Systems decided to skip traditional flexo label printing and to opt for a digital printing system. The company invested in a roll to roll configuration built around the Xeikon 3030 and an offline Xeikon miniDCoat for UV coating, die-cutting and rewinding as they were confident this configuration would best serve their needs.

Being in a remote area, it is crucial to be able to rely on your supplier. The personal approach of Xeikon and their local dealer Thunderbolt gave us confidence from the beginning. Furthermore, we bought the complete solution, the printing press and finishing equipment, from one supplier, said Kevin van Dyk, Managing Director Spec Systems. When we found out that the Xeikon press can print on standard label substrates, without the need for pre-treatment, it was the obvious choice.

More and more printing companies in remote regions understand the offering of Xeikon. We are delighted  that Spec Systems realises not only that we have top products, but also that our approach of offering complete solutions, including software and workflow, finishing and service, fits perfectly well with their needs,  added Filip Weymans, Director Business Development and Marketing Labels and Packaging at Xeikon. 

The Xeikon 3030 is the entry level member of the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label presses. It offers the capability to upgrade in the field in both speed and width, should there be a need in the future. The press has five printing stations. Thanks to its full rotary printing technology, the speed of the press is unaffected by the number of colours used and the size of the labels. All Xeikon presses print at true 1200 dpi with 4 bit per spot. The Xeikon QA-I toners have top lightfastness properties, ranging from six to eight on the blue whole scale. The Xeikon digital label presses are able to print full variable labels if needed, in full colour.