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Strategic Content Imaging Invests in Additional Xeikon 8000 Digital Presses

September 17, 2009
ITASCA, IL—September 16, 2009—Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, announced that Strategic Content Imaging, Inc. (SCI) has entered into an agreement to acquire up to three additional Xeikon 8000 digital color presses. This will take SCI's tally of Xeikon machines to five, as the company already has two Xeikon presses, a Xeikon 8000 and 6000.

"Due to its unparalleled combination of quality and print capacity, the Xeikon 8000 is a perfect fit for our book printing and publishing, direct mail, and commercial print applications," said Burt Scherman, President of SCI. "There is no other technology currently available that offers these unique capabilities. In addition, the inline finishing capabilities of the Xeikon technology for the automated production of book blocks has enabled us to strengthen our value-proposition to our expanding customer base and further enhance our competitive advantage."

The Xeikon 8000 plays in a league of its own. The digital press boasts an astonishing image quality of 1200 dpi at 4 bits per spot and a speed of 244 letter-size pages per minute. It can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 8.5 million pages and substrate weights ranging from 27 lb text to 16-point board stock. Being web-fed, it has unbeatable format flexibility running substrate widths from 12.6 in. to 20.2 in. and unlimited, flexible image length. In addition, it is the only high volume digital color web press that prints on both sides of the substrate in a single pass. The press comes with the latest generation of Xeikon's unique X-800 digital front-end and Productivity Adapted (PA) toner technology. The X-800 digital front-end is intuitive, modular and based on open standards. It enables the implementation of fully automated workflows in any production environment.

"We're thrilled to be a part of SCI's continued success and growth in the book printing and publishing, direct mail and commercial printing markets. They have experienced the unique capabilities of our technology first-hand. Their commitment towards exceeding customer expectations is perfectly matched by our aim of providing tools for the long-term success of the print community," said Michael V. Ring, VP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer of Xeikon's North American operations. "We look forward to many more years of mutually beneficial partnership with SCI."

About SCI
Our approach is to identify and address the primary issues impacting our client's communication objectives. Our residing expertise is in aligning technologies to deliver the right message to the appropriate audience. This core competency enables SCI to plan and deploy strategic communications initiatives that deliver results. We leverage our experience in software development, pre-media services, data and document management to provide our clients with an unparalleled ability to maximize the value of their content assets. Utilizing a combination of technologies and proprietary applications, we normalize, store and make content available in formats consistent with each customer's business and marketing objectives. Whether targeting an audience of one or a million, SCI provides the most efficient combination of electronic communications and digital print technologies available. We can demonstrate our ability to save time, human resources and manufacturing expense. Our internal production capabilities and services provide clients with a practical means of controlling costs while ensuring quality. For more information, please visit www.sciimage.com

About Xeikon
A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems for the global commercial, document printing and industrial market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon's production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com

About Punch Graphix
Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems, software and consumables for the commercial, document printing and industrial markets. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to high-end imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clear-minded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver cost-effective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com
 

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