Xeikon Announces Digital Printing Solutions

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Xeikon Announces Digital Printing Solutions

Xeikon is continuing on the pathway to the full digitisation of print manufacturing with the announcement of new areas of innovation.

Digital production presses

Xeikon Cheetah 2.0 dry toner technology: now cloud-connected with man/machine and machine/machine interfaces where the machines are in constant communication with each other, driving and monitoring print jobs with full automation. Earlier this year, Xeikon introduced two new models: the CX30 and the CX50 entry level dry-toner presses. Important to note that with each cloud-connected solution, operators can monitor print manufacturing from anywhere on the shop floor by viewing the interfaces/dashboards 24/7 on a smartphone or any other device.

Panther 2.0 UV InkJet technology: the new Panther models will include the Xeikon PX2200 and Xeikon PX3300, replacing the PX2000 and PX3000.

Xeikon’s Label Converting Unit (LCU) series: within Xeikon’s portfolio, they are designed for converting industries and printing businesses. The LCUs, formally named D-Coat, are also cloud connected with machine/machine interfaces. There are various options to choose from, e.g. entry level, wide web, narrow web and high-end as well as more modular offerings. With each cloud-connected solution, operators can monitor print manufacturing from anywhere on the shop floor by viewing the interfaces/dashboards 24/7 on a smartphone or any other device.

Services

Xeikon’s XCS Pro 2.0 is a cloud-connected breakthrough in colour management and is a unique automated toolbox for the highest quality printed products. Extra capabilities include full automation for ‘on-the-fly’ profiling, colour profile monitoring and adjusting. It is now possible on a Xeikon press to automatically recalibrate the color profile when an issue arises.

The operator is alerted automatically and the problem is automatically escalated to the production manager if it persists. Importantly, XCS 2.0 can now be used for making colour profiles on a variety of different platforms such as a flexo press, offset press, screen printing with digital or any competitor’s press. This extends what can currently be achieved and expands the variety of applications and materials that can be worked with. The Xeikon XCS 2.0 also has the advantage of simplifying the process for the printer and manufacturer as it covers all their needs for high-end colour management.

Workflow

A fundamental and key component of the workflow is Xeikon’s X-800 Digital Front End (DFE). The X-800 unifies every facet of Xeikon’s digital portfolio. Xeikon is now extending the capabilities of its X-800 workflow even further to expand and enhance the range of possible applications. The label version of the X-800 will now include Xeikon VARI ONE variable data workflow – a true differentiator – and combine it with Panther durable haptic printing and with Xeikon’s Fusion Embellishment Unit (FEU). This truly unique development is set to offer the highest levels of variable imagery available today. With this unique capability, the X-800 will drive both the Panther and the Cheetah series of presses towards digital transformation.

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