Xeikon, specialist in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging industry, will be located in Booth 6125 at the Labelexpo Americas show, taking place on September 13-15 in Chicago, Illinois. Xeikon’s parent company, Flint Group, will also be exhibiting narrow web inks, platemaking, flexo plates at the show in Booth 840.
“Labelexpo Americas is a very important show for Xeikon,” said Dave Wilkins, vice president sales and marketing of Xeikon North America. “It gives us a great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and meet new ones in an environment that is very specific to their businesses. It also gives us an effective platform for launching new solutions to the North American labels and packaging community. This show will be no exception; we’ll have solutions we think attendees will find very interesting as they think about the future of their businesses.”
Digital combination printing with Fusion technology
Fusion Technology combines full colour production printing with digital embellishment of labels and packaging in a single, one-pass and fully digital production process. At the exhibition, Xeikon will be producing full colour self-adhesive labels with the high opaque white favoured by the health, beauty and cosmetics and luxury beverage industries. This application will be running on the Xeikon CX3 digital label press (pictured) printing on clear label material.
“We showed this solution at Labelexpo in Europe last fall, and then again at drupa 2016, to rave reviews,” Wilkins added. “It is going in beta at a European customer site. It’s just the first of many inline embellishment techniques we will be bringing to market over the next several months to increase the capabilities and productivity of digital printing for labels and packaging applications. These types of solutions are absolutely critical as label converters deal with shorter runs and faster turnaround times in order for them to remain competitive.”
Visitors to the Xeikon booth will also be able to experience the speed and productivity of the Xeikon CX3 digital label press with Cheetah Technology. In addition, the CX3 will also feature the inline Xeikon Dcoat unit. Available in inline and nearline configurations, the Xeikon Dcoat post-press unit includes as standard features flood UV varnishing, lamination, semi rotary die cutting, length slitting and a dual spindle rewinder.
The Xeikon miniDcoat unit, including a laserdiecut unit, will also be demonstrated inline on the entry level Xeikon 3030 digital label press both 100 per cent integrated through Xeikon Vectorizor generating the diecut profile. This configuration is the ideal startup package for those that want to get into label printing. Virtually all operations are digitally – printing and converting.
The company will also be demonstrating the Xeikon Flatbed Die-cut Unit (FDU) in the PackPrint pavilion at the show. The FDU is specifically designed to make short-run tag and folding carton production affordable.
“We are looking forward to sharing all of this with visitors to our stand at Labelexpo Americas, introducing them to some of our successful customers who will be on hand, giving away virtual reality sets daily,” Wilkins concluded.
During the show, visitors to both booths – Flint Group and Xeikon – will be able to be entered into a daily drawing. “Each day we will be giving away a virtual reality set that includes smartphone, goggle and headset.” Wilkins explained. “These can be used to view Xeikon virtual reality movies such as the ones we created for our Trillium technology as well as for other uses. This gift is a clear reflection of our excitement at participating in Labelexpo Americas and a thank-you to show attendees for spending time with us.”