Xeikon announces presence at Labelshow China

First showing of the Xeikon 3500 in this region continues commitment to Asia Pacific market

Lier, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, will present at the Labelshow China (www.southchinalabelshow.com) which takes place October 25-27. The event will be the platform for the first demonstration of Xeikon's new flagship digital label press, the Xeikon 3500, in this important Asia Pacific market. Xeikon is exhibiting on stand A2.

Hans Gerinckx, Sales Director APAC, AME and SA at Xeikon, says: "Last year, the Labelexpo show in Shanghai clearly illustrated that the Chinese market is investing in new technology such as digital printing. It was therefore a no-brainer for us to participate this year in this new show taking place in the most industrial part of China. We are proud to bring the Xeikon 3500, the most productive digital label press, to the Chinese market for the first time."

The Xeikon 3500 digital label press was launched in May 2010, and is set to have a significant impact on the breakeven point between digital label printing and conventional print technologies. Capable of printing up to 516 mm wide at a speed of 19,2 m/min in up to 5 colors, the system is almost twice as productive as the closest competitor product. The Xeikon 3500 digital press can print on an unmatched range of substrates, including self-adhesive paper, co-extruded films, Bopp and PET, regular papers, transparent and opaque foils, and paperboards with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm. It uses Xeikon's QA-I toner, which meets all the applicable FDA guidelines for indirect food contact as well as direct food contact.

At Labelshow China, the Xeikon 3500 will be printing on self-adhesive materials from Avery Denison, Manter and Raflatac, to produce a range of applications such as pharmaceutical labels, food labels and high quality wine labels. The event's conference program will also feature Xeikon's Hans Gerinckx presenting on the subject of digital printing, in combination with EskoArtwork.

Earlier this year, Xeikon announced a distribution agreement with Shanghai-based flexo printing equipment supplier United Printing Equipment (www.flexochina.com), to target the Chinese labelling and packaging market, and Benny Shaw, President of United Printing Equipment, comments: "We are very happy with the support Xeikon is demonstrating by bringing over the Xeikon 3500 press. It really shows their commitment to the Chinese market."

About Xeikon

A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital colour printing systems for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, 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

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 high-end digital colour printing systems, software and consumables for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to high-end UV-CTP imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clear-minded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver cost-effective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com

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