Mail America Purchases Two Xeikon 9800 Presses at GRAPH EXPO 15
ITASCA, Ill.—September 14, 2015—Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced today that Wheeling, West Virginia-based Mail America, a longtime Xeikon customer, has purchased two Xeikon 9800 digital color presses at GRAPH EXPO 15.
Mail America is looking to further expand its production of high-volume direct marketing pieces with the new presses. The two Xeikon 9800s will provide even more speed, greater print quality, and higher versatility to the company's portfolio, while reducing its production costs.
The Xeikon 9800 press is being exhibited at Xeikon's booth (#849) at GRAPH EXPO 15. The show is taking place from Sept. 13-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Mail America purchased its first Xeikon press in 2003. Mail America's President Richard Dlesk, who co-founded the company in 1993 with his wife and lifelong business partner Sharon Dlesk, said, "We need to constantly evolve to meet and exceed our customers' expectations. We run our equipment hard—we run it a lot. The new Xeikon 9800 is built to handle higher production volumes at lower cost. This gives us the ability to lock in a more secure price point on our products, which will directly benefit our customers."
Between 30 and 40 percent of Mail America's production is on thinner substrates. The Xeikon 9800s will allow Mail America to print these applications at a much higher speed and at exceptional quality levels. "The Xeikon presses can not only produce a nice looking piece, but they can do it in high volume. We have a demanding audience—our customers want products delivered quickly," added Dlesk.
The highlights of the Xeikon 9800 press include:
- High productivity with one-pass-duplex web-fed printing
- True 1,200x3,600 dpi addressability and quality
- Low running costs
- Variable web width of up to 20.2" and unlimited length
- Perfect color consistency and professional color management
- Five color stations for spot color reproduction and security applications
"We congratulate Mail America on their purchase and are thrilled to continue our partnership with them," explained Patrick Van Baelen, vice president of WW marketing at Xeikon. "We're continuing to see increased demand for our digital document and commercial printing technology that helps companies like Mail America expand their production capabilities, especially in unique application formats. We are excited to be a part of their continued success."
Xeikon 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 platemakers 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.