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Flexiket reaffirms value of Xeikon solutions by investing in new Xeikon 3300 digital label press

Leading Danish label printing company expands capacity with Xeikon's award-winning system, citing quality and productivity benefits

(PresseBox) (Lier, Belgium, ) Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix and pioneer of the first digital colour presses, is proud to announce that Flexiket, a leading Denmarkbased label printer, has expanded its production capabilities by acquiring another Xeikon digital press, the Xeikon 3300. Flexiket has been a leader in selfadhesive label printing for nearly 40 years. As their business has grown over the last decade, the company has steadily relied on Xeikon digital presses to be a production cornerstone of its operation. The new Xeikon 3300 digital label press was a logical choice when Flexiket sought to enter into the newest generation within digital printing.

Increased productivity and brand consistent quality

Like all Xeikon presses, the Xeikon 3300 uses dry toner electrophotographicbased imaging technology, allowing utilization of conventional substrates with no coating or pretreatment needed. Thanks to its quick and easy set up, a fully integrated digital workflow and seamless compatibility with any finishing equipment, the turnaround time per job is considerably reduced, enabling more short or mediumrun jobs to be produced per shift than on any conventional offset or flexo press.

"Our new Xeikon 3300 press gives us several distinct advantages which translate directly into customer benefits," says Bjarne Svensson, Production Manager, Flexiket. "The combination of 1200dpi, 4bit variable dot density imaging, extended gamut spot colours, and an automated quality control system ensures absolutely consistent brand reproduction. We have worked with Xeikon presses for 10 years and are still impressed by the strengths of their technology, customer support and service. Therefore we decided to reinvested in the Xeikon 3300 to handle our prime label business."

Filip Weymans, Business Development Manager, Labels & Packaging at Xeikon, comments: "At Xeikon, we've always strived to position our systems at the high end of the digital printing market, introducing technology and productivity innovations that provide true businessenhancing benefits for our customers. We are happy to see that Flexiket, one of our longterm customers, has again confirmed its trust in our company and our solutions."

Benchmark in digital printing with QA-I toner for food packaging

The Xeikon 3300, which received the prestigious Intertech Technology Award in 2009, offers true 1200 dpi output resolution at four bits per spot. With a top speed of 19.2 meters per minute and a monthly duty cycle of 700,000 meters, the Xeikon 3300 is extremely productive and designed to operate 24 hours a day. It includes five colour stations: four for standard process colours and a fifth station for spot colours. The spot colours can be used for gamut expansion or for reproducing specific brand elements. The fifth colour station can also enable printing on transparent films with Xeikon's onepass opaque white toner, and for security printing with special security toner.

The Xeikon webbased (rotary) printing technology and variable repeat length enable labels of any size to be produced in multiple colours without a productivity penalty. The Xeikon 3300 also makes finishing much easier by allowing customers to make adjustments in label positioning, regardless of size, to match finishing equipment requirements. It also allows labels with variable formats and sizes to be printed in the same run, reducing waste and increasing productivity.

The Xeikon 3300 press uses Xeikon QA-I toner, which has been developed specifically for the packaging and label market, and emits no VOCs or other hazardous substances. In addition to complying with the FDA regulations for direct and indirect food contact applications, the printed output of the Xeikon 3300 is fully recyclable.

About Flexiket

Flexiket is an innovative company with a reputation for being reliable, energetic and as flexible as its name implies. With nearly 40 years of label production experience, Flexiket is one of the most seasoned firms in the business. The company communicates effectively with customers to meet all project requirements and deliver solutions that work. It also emphasizes accountability, quality and guaranteed ontime delivery, using the latest and best technology. Flexiket is also very serious about its environmental responsibility - both internally as well as externally, and works actively to minimize environmental impact during production as well as from the manufactured result. For more information, visit www.flexiket.com.

About Xeikon

A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers highend digital colour printing systems for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced webfed printing engines using LEDarraybased, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon's production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com

About Punch Graphix nv

Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers highend digital colour printing systems, software and consumables for the commercial, document printing and industrial markets. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to highend UV-CTP imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clearminded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver costeffective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com

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