IBT Global Chooses the Xeikon 6000 Digital Color Press for Automated Book Production
TROY, NY/ITASCA, IL— January 14, 2008—Integrated Book Technology (also known as IBT Global or IBT), a leader in digital book manufacturing, has chosen the Xeikon 6000 digital color press to further enhance its book production capabilities.
IBT specializes in the production of technical, scientific, medical, professional, scholarly and school textbooks for some of the leading book publishers in the USA and Europe. Since its inception in 1991, IBT has always been at the forefront of developing and utilizing digital book production technology.
According to Mr. William J. Clockel, Partner and Chief Technology Officer, IBT, “Our primary focus is to provide value-added offerings to our book publishing customers, throughout the lifecycle of a book. In order to achieve this goal, we have always invested in the best-of-class technologies. Our decision to choose the Xeikon 6000 digital color press with an inline cutting, stacking and coveying system for the automated production of book blocks is another siginificant step in this direction.”
According to Carl Dunaway, VP-Sales, Xeikon/Punch Graphix, “Unlike the other digital color presses, the Xeikon 6000 does not have any frame or sheet size restrictions. It has a web width of 20” and virtually no restriction on the length of the printed page. This format flexibility allows the Xeikon 6000 to produce a higher number book blocks during a specific print run compared to the competitive offerings.” Depending upon the page size, these book blocks can be produced 1-up, 2-up or even 3-up on the Xeikon 6000, enabling users to achieve higher production volumes and economies of scale while reducing production costs.
Apart from its format flexibility, the Xeikon 6000 has an unparalleled speed of 170 letter- size pages per minute and duty cycle of almost 5,000,000 pages per month. It handles paper stocks from 27 lb text (40 gsm) to122 lb cover (16-pt. board), providing a range of substrate options to its users. The Xeikon 6000 is also the only digital color press that prints on both sides of the substrate in a single pass (One-Pass-DuplexTM technology). In addition, Xeikon’s X-800 Digital Front-End and Pantone®-licensed Form Adapted (FA) toner technology deliver outstanding quality and cutting-edge workflow management tools for a streamlined book production workflow. All these capabilities make the Xeikon 6000 a perfect fit for IBT’s applications.