The new Xeikon PX3000 digital label press has been developed according to requirements of the label market and its end-users.
‘The Xeikon PX3000 is complementary to our dry toner presses and the choice of the label converter will be based on the end-use markets, such as food, health and beauty, industrial, wine and spirits, pharma, and beverage, they serve. Each of those markets have their specific needs, there is no one-size-fits-all,’ said Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon’s director product management.
‘Inkjet and electrophotography are different technologies, each with pros and cons, and the choice is end-user dependent. We see UV inkjet as a complementary offering that addresses customer needs, for example, in strong durability, extra glossy effects and scratch-resistance results, while recognising the advantages of dry toner in other applications where high print quality, food safety, and compatibility with challenging substrates such as natural paper are key.’
Filip Weymans, VP of marketing for Xeikon, added, ‘By offering a broad, complementary portfolio in the digital space with both dry toner and UV inkjet solutions, backed by a dedicated worldwide sales and service organisation, Xeikon is ideally positioned to serve as a single source and advise converters and brands in the best and most efficient way.’
Speed, durability, and cost-effectiveness for digital runs are the primary strengths of the Xeikon PX3000. The new press features a web width of 330 mm, and a maximum speed of 50m/min (164 ft/min). Colour configuration is CMYK plus white, with a print quality of 600 x 600 dpi. Substrates can range from self-adhesive media with facestocks including paper, PVC, PP, PET and PE.
Xeikon’s new PX3000 UV inkjet press was unveiled at the recent Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017, held from 28-31 March at Xeikon headquarters in Lier, Belgium.