Xeikon will be joined by Flint Group’s narrow web and ink divisions at Labelexpo Asia 2017, taking place on December 5-8 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
The companies will be located on Stand G21 at the show. By combining Xeikon’s digital printing expertise with the wide range of conventional narrow web offerings from Flint Group, visitors to the stand will find solutions that address all label converter needs for self-adhesive and heat transfer labels. In addition to a Xeikon 3500 roll-to-roll digital press configuration, the stand will also feature a ThermoFlexX integrated plate production system for flexo and letterpress.
“There is huge growth potential in the Chinese market for digital label production, and it is an important market for Xeikon,” said Bent Serritslev, Xeikon’s managing director of Xeikon Asia Pacific.
“With the broadest range of digital label printing solutions in the market, Xeikon has doubled its market share in China over the last two years, a growth rate we expect to continue. This expectation is validated by the fact that Xeikon customers are experiencing strong volume growth on their digital presses, indicating there is no shortage of volume suitable for digital production.”
Serritslev points out that customers in China appreciate the quality and reliability delivered by Xeikon presses, but they also value timely, responsive service and support when issues do arise: “Xeikon has invested heavily in the establishment of a quality direct sales and service organisation in China. Our objective is to make the customer experience as seamless and responsive as possible in order to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and equipment up-time.”
The Xeikon 3500 roll-to-roll digital label press prints on web widths up to 516mm (20.3”) at 1200 dpi, and at speeds of up to 594 m2/hour. It uses high lightfastness QA-I or ICE toner. As Xeikon’s flagship wide web label press, the Xeikon 3500 enables shorter runs, faster delivery times, and the utmost in production flexibility. It’s highly functional X-800 digital front end with VariLane imposition software minimises prepress activities, allowing label converters to easily combine different jobs on one substrate — even if the labels are of different heights and widths and with different run lengths. Last-minute adjustments to artwork or the addition of variable data is fast and easy, further increasing profitability for label converters.