At the recently concluded Labelexpo India 2016, Xeikon displayed live demonstration of the Xeikon 3030 Plus digital label press. The press has been bought by Delhi-based Kwality Offset Printers and will be installed at the company’s plant by January 2017. The digital press has a web width of 330 mm and prints 1,200 dpi at a top speed of 15 m per minute. Compared to the Xeikon 3030, the Plus version offers a higher top speed and handles larger production volumes.
Rajeev Chhatwal of Kwality Offset Printers said, “We are in label printing and use offset as well as flexo presses. Digital is another portfolio we wanted to add. We are currently doing a lot of short-run jobs on our flexo presses. There is wastage and time consumption issues when you do short runs on flexo. We want to free that capacity by using a digital press. The major advantage of the Xeikon 3030 is that it can print on any type of media. This machine is perfect for highquality short-run jobs.” Kwality converts around 80 tons of paper every month while producing around 6 lakh sq. m of self-adhesive labels every month.
“The volumes are growing. I presume the industry is growing by 10 to 12%,” Chhatwal said. According to him, the market for in-mold label is growing. “We are also looking forward to getting into in-mold labels.”