Xeikon Exhibiting Innovative Technologies At Emballage 2014

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Xeikon is exhibiting a host of innovative technologies at Salon de l’Emballage 2014 (17-20 November, Paris Nord Villepinte). The company is demonstrating its enhanced Folding Carton Suite along with its recently launched Web Varnishing Module.

Xeikon is also cooperating with partners Zünd, CERM and customers Imprimerie Bouley and 5Sept Etiquette in presenting a wide range of applications specifically developed to address the changing needs of brand owners and packaging converters.

Filip Weymans, Director Segment Marketing and Business Development Labels & Packaging at Xeikon said, ‘Over the past few years, our portfolio of digital solutions for labels and packaging has significantly increased, and we encourage converters and brand owners alike to come check out what we have on display at Emballage. We will be thrilled to meet up with them and engage in some insightful conversations.’

Xeikon is showing its enhanced Folding Carton Suite that now offers a basic press configuration where the print stations are equipped with orange toner, in combination with CMYK. The extended colour gamut achieved with this configuration ensures the accurate production of a wider range of brand colours. Producing folding cartons digitally is perfect for specific seasonal packaging, intensive test marketing, just-in-time delivery contracts and customisation of shorter runs and appeals to smaller geographic and demographic market segments.

With the Folding Carton Suite, Xeikon offers a ready-to-use package, making it easy for customers to configure an efficient and cost-effective set-up for the digital production of folding cartons. It is the ideal solution for packaging converters who need to add high quality cost-effective short runs of folding cartons to their mix of offerings as well as for commercial printers looking to enter the packaging market.

‘Our strategy is to pursue growth in the folding carton market and we are thrilled at being able to demonstrate for the first time the continuous enhancements we have made to the Xeikon Folding Carton Suite at Emballage 2014 in Paris,’ said Weymans. ‘Eager to provide the best end-to-end digital printing solutions to the market, and address the changing needs of brand owners and packaging converters, our Folding Carton Suite allows them to digitally produce the same high quality packaging but for a whole range of new applications, allowing them to build new revenue streams with higher profit margins.’

At Labelexpo Americas earlier this year, Xeikon expanded the inline finishing options available for its digital presses with the launch of the Web Varnishing Module. This extremely versatile unit can apply UV or aqueous varnish on one side of a wide range of substrates making the module the perfect fit for folding cartons, which require varnish-free areas for glue strips and production data. The module is also an extremely compact solution to apply spot varnish on a large variety of substrates including self-adhesive label materials, coated papers, unsupported films and coated paper board.

The new inline module enables the operator to see the results immediately and to make any corrections, if required, to achieve the desired effect. This eliminates the high expense and job delays when varnishing is done off-line and the entire job has to be reprinted if the end result is not acceptable. Finally, the Web Varnishing Module is an important addition to the Xeikon Suites, enabling further optimisation of the processes and workflows used by printers and converters. At Emballage 2014, the Web Varnishing Module is running inline with the Xeikon 3050 Digital Press, fully equipped with unwinder and in a roll-to-sheet configuration.

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