Xeikon Debuts CX3 Five-Colour Digital Label Press

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The Xeikon CX3 digital label press runs at up to 30m/min (98 ft/min) with a resolution of 1200 x 3600 dpi. Its print quality is enhanced by the unique Cheetah toner, specifically developed for high speeds. It complies with FDA regulations for food contact and offers the ability to print opaque white toner in a single pass.

In addition, the exceptionally low fusing temperature for this toner means that a wider range of substrates can be digitally printed at very high levels of quality. The availability of custom toners also expands the colour gamut that can be achieved, especially when printing brand colours where a process match is difficult to achieve.

Xeikon offers a full suite of solutions for digital printing of self-adhesive labels built around the Xeikon CX3 for a complete, end-to-end solution. This lets users build an all-in-one solution to print and convert their self-adhesive labels. It includes the Xeikon CX3 digital colour press as well as a dedicated workflow, any necessary online and/or offline pre- and post-printing equipment, and consumables. Not only does Xeikon take care of their sourcing, the company also offers servicing and maintenance for a one-stop solution from a highly responsive and dependable partner.

Xeikon’s unique VariLane plug-in, integrated with its X-800 digital label printing workflow for the Xeikon CX3, enables printing different labels in lanes of different widths and heights across the same web. VariLane gives prepress operators the freedom to combine labels in print lanes of variable sizes which improves throughput and reduces waste. In fact, label printers working with VariLane have been able to substantially increase their productivity and reduce material wastage, with resultant cost savings of up to 30%. This unique capability is made possible by the full rotary technology of Xeikon digital presses, combined with their variable repeat length.

Xeikon made the American debut of the CX3 at Andina-Pack, the Latin American packaging exhibition which took place from 10-13 November 2015 in Bogotá, Colombia.