New partnership for document printingXeikon ties up with Sapphire GraphicsXeikon the diversified Belgian global player with multiple printing technology solutions is making new moves in the Indian market by expanding its footprint in India through its various channel partners. Xeikon produces digital webfed color digital presses for labels and carton packaging applications besides document printing and commercial printing. Apart from this Xeikon produces plate makers for newspaper offset printing and basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. In the flexo printing segment it has digital platemaking operations under the ThermoFlexX brand that provides high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.
Xeikon 8000 series digital colour pressXeikon has tied up with Sapphire Graphics of Gurgaon for the document
printing segment that will include the Xeikon 8000 series digital color
press. These are LED array based digital drum and toner presses with
1200 x 3600 dpi resolution and 4-bit per spot color depth. The high
speed presses have a maximum of 512 mm media width and can print on both
sides of the substrate (40 gsm to 350 gsm) simultaneously at speeds up
to 63 feet a minute and can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 10
million pages. The 8000 Series presses consist of the 8500 entry level
press, the 8600 production printer and the 8800 high speed high volume
production printer in the Xeikon’s Document Production Suite, a fully
integrated solution for the production of direct marketing material of
virtually any size or format, ready for mailing or short-run high
quality transactional printing.
Sapphire will also offer Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite that offers high quality digital printing solutions for wall decorations for commercial, retail and residential purposes. This will address the needs of both wide format wall paper printing with options for designing and printing small rolls of finished wallpaper from a large roll of paper. The Xeikon document printing and wall decoration suite was previously being handled by Monotech in India. Monotech however will continue to handle the Xeikon plate makers for the offset industry and the basysPrint CtP solutions for the commercial printing market, while Malhotra Graphics will continue to handle the ThermoFlexX brand name of Xeikon’s platemaking systems for the flexographic market.