Using digital production to future-proof businesses


“Labelexpo Americas 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. Most important, we are looking forward to learning more about visitors’ businesses and how Xeikon can help. While none of us can accurately predict the future, our theme of ‘What’s Next’ at the show reflects how Xeikon customers use digital production to future-proof their businesses,” said Dave Wilkins, vice president sales and marketing of Xeikon North America.

Digital combination printing
Fusion Technology combines full color production printing with digital embellishment of labels and packaging in a single, one-pass and fully digital production process. Over time, Fusion will consist of a series of embellishment modules that are not just put in-line with the press, but are components of an entirely new modular system with the digital front end taking care of the prepress, data processing, color management and press operation as well as full control and operation of all embellishment modules without manual intervention.

At Labelexpo Americas, Xeikon will be producing full color 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 printing on clear label material.

In-line converting and laser diecutting
Visitors will also be able to experience all of the innovation, speed and productivity of the Xeikon CX3 digital label press with Cheetah Technology. The Xeikon CX3 will feature the in-line Xeikon Dcoat unit. The Xeikon miniDcoat unit, including a laser diecut unit, will also be demonstrated in-line on the entry level Xeikon 3030 digital label press both 100% integrated through Xeikon Vectorizor generating the diecut profile. Moreover, on display will be the Xeikon Flatbed Diecut 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 giving away virtual reality sets daily,” concluded Wilkins.