Xeikon Secures World's First Order for Digital Press with Trillium-Based Liquid Toner Technology
EEDE, THE NETHERLANDS—March 25, 2014—Xeikon, an innovator in digital printing technology, announces that TagG Informatique, a Xeikon customer for about 15 years, will be the first printer worldwide to install Xeikon’s new digital printing press using its high-quality Trillium liquid toner printing technology. The French company has been in business for more than two decades and produces direct mail, promotional material, financial and other documents for large corporate clients. The company has a diverse production platform with specialized equipment dedicated to producing various applications, making it the ideal field test site for Xeikon’s Trillium-based press.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Trillium first-hand last year during Xeikon’s customer engagement process, and I was really impressed with what I saw!” said Hervé Lesseur, managing director of TagG Informatique. “I’m convinced that Xeikon Trillium will be a game-changer for the printing market, so I signed up right away for early installation of the new press. I am thrilled to be selected as the first printer worldwide to work with the new technology. Trillium is the perfect combination of cost, speed and high quality. Lesseur continued “In addition, I have the freedom to use paper substrates of choice, and will be able to produce the highest quality output my clients require. The ability to support IPDS data, which is highly important to print high-quality transactional work, is another important benefit. I am looking forward to introducing my client base to the exciting new capabilities enabled by Trillium and leveraging this new press for added business growth.”
Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon added, “We are extremely pleased to be working with TagG Informatique on the first Trillium field test. This innovative customer, who wants to leverage this breakthrough technology to compete even more effectively on quality, has the right mix of applications as well as extensive experience in digital printing. This fits perfectly in our strategy for Trillium and will ensure a well-rounded field test. We are looking forward to getting their valuable feedback about press performance to help us improve the technology even more as we prepare it for commercial availability.”
Trillium: a digital printing technology breakthrough
Xeikon Trillium is a breakthrough liquid toner printing technology which was unveiled at drupa 2012. The four-color press prints at a speed of 60 meters (200 feet) per minute at 1200dpi, with a print width of 500 mm (19.7″). Lab tests have already demonstrated the ability to increase throughput to a speed of 120 meters (400 feet) per minute in the future. Its combination of cost-effectiveness, high quality and speed adds a new dimension to the world of digital printing that has not previously existed in the marketplace. Trillium-based presses are specifically designed for high quality production of high volume direct marketing materials, transactional documents, books, catalogs and magazines.
For more information about Xeikon Trillium, download a free, informative white paper that includes a detailed description of the technology as well as where it fits in the market as compared to other printing technologies:
Xeikon NV (XEI: AEX) is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing. These presses utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon designs and produces plate makers for newspaper offset printing applications. Xeikon also manufactures basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. These proven CtP systems combine the latest exposure techniques with cost-efficient UV plate technology, high imaging quality and flexibility.
For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name.
ThermoFlexX systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.
All the Xeikon solutions are designed with the overarching principles of profitability, quality, flexibility and sustainability in mind. With these guiding principles and a deep, intimate knowledge of its customers, Xeikon continues to be one of the industry’s leading innovators of products and solutions.