Scandinavian reveal for Xeikon 3500 at Print 2011

High-end digital label press demonstrated on stand B:35

Lier, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Xeikon is to showcase its flagship Xeikon 3500 digital label press for the first time in the Scandinavian region at Print 2011 on stand B:35. In live demonstrations, the most productive digital press in its class for labels and folding cartons, will produce and finish inline a range of store and display packaging and promotional products. Print 2011 will be held from February 9 until 11 at the Kista Expo Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

"Print 2011 is an important event for our region. The show offers a very competitive seminar content with specific speeches for technical, creative and management visitors with different profiles and interest," says Daniel Augustin, Marketing and Sales Support Scandinavia at Xeikon. "We are excited to demonstrate our Xeikon 3500 for the first time to our Scandinavian customers, in a complete industrial production line including the inline converting unit, UCoat."

Seminars To Stimulate Success

Visitors to the show can also make the most of the opportunity to listen to insightful seminars from Länsförsäkringar and ICA. Both brand owners, respectively in the Banking and Retail market, were able to grow in difficult times by using creative, groundbreaking communication with their customers; only enabled through digital printing for dedicated applications. Print service providers Bring Dialogue and Parajett, respected suppliers to the above, have engaged themselves with several Xeikon digital presses to meet the challenging demands that were put forward. Länsförsäkringar and ICA will detail their key to success and present how they continue to develop their personal offers and value statement in large volumes without compromising on print quality.

Håkan Persson of Länsförsäkringar will present on Wednesday February 9th at 11.00h Fredrik W. Persson of ICA on Thursday February 10th at 11.00h.

In addition Daniel Augustin of Xeikon will outline creative ways to build a profitable business in the digital package printing sector on Friday February 11th at 10.00h.

Pushing Production Boundaries

The launch of the Xeikon 3500 in May 2010 addressed the need for more capacity by offering a wider print width up to 516 mm. "The Xeikon 3500 enables the cost-effective production of volumes beyond the 4,000 linear meters using digital technology. Before, digital printing still had capacity limitations compared with traditional label printing and we filled this productivity gap. Plus the press is opening up new application opportunities with the same proven quality of our Xeikon 3000 Series presses in diverse market segments," says Filip Weymans, Business Development Manager Labels & Packaging at Xeikon.

Capable of handling web widths up from 250 mm up to 516 mm and printing at a speed of 19.2 m/min - regardless of the amount of colors used or the size of labels - the Xeikon 3500 is almost twice as productive as the closest competitor system. Equipped with the high-precision LED-based imaging head, the press features the unique combination of 1200 dpi resolution and 4 bit variable dot density. The result is an excellent image quality with vibrant colors, sharp details and subtle contrast for high-impact labels. Like all Xeikon 3000 Series presses, the Xeikon 3500 is capable of printing on an unmatched range of substrates including self-adhesive films, unsupported film, paper, transparent and opaque foils, and paperboard with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm.

The Xeikon 3500 utilizes Xeikon's QA-I toner, which meets all the applicable FDA guidelines for indirect food contact under room temperature as well as direct food contact for dry food substances containing no surface oil or fat. QA-I toners also deliver levels of light fastness far exceeding others on the market today.

For more information, please contact Daniel Augustin, Xeikon Scandinavia at daniel.augustin@xeikon.com.

Xeikon International BV

A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color 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 electro photography, 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

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