Xeikon Introduces Xeikon 9600 at drupa for a Wide Range of Document Printing
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — June 1, 2016 — Xeikon has announced the launch of the Xeikon 9600. It replaces the Xeikon 8600 as its all-around production solution.
Offering high performance quality and productivity, the Xeikon 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of document printing and other applications. It delivers a broad array of standard and non-standard formats combined with virtually unlimited image lengths.
Monika Olbricht, sales director, document printing, says, “The press can handle a broader range of substrates at more favorable cost levels compared to the Xeikon 8600 but with the same quality and productivity. This is increasingly a requirement for high-end variable data printing applications. It is an ideal solution for our customers that are growing volumes and moving to newer applications.”
The one-pass-duplex webfed system is capable of speeds of up to 14.5mpm (47.5 fpm) at a resolution of 1,200 dpi with variable dot density. It integrates the variable data capabilities of the Xeikon X-800 front-end and incorporates a fifth color station for spot color reproduction and security applications. Its QA-CD dry toner enables the use of substrates without speciﬁc pre-treatment, offers a wide color gamut and has no VOC emissions. It includes spot colors, security toners, special and technical toners.
Feature benefits include perfect color consistency and professional color management, variable printing across both width and length, the ability to handle media weights from 40 to 350 gsm (27 lb text to 130 lb cover) and flexible integration with graphic arts (PDF) and IPDS workﬂows. Xeikon’s expert services are on hand too to support fast, efficient and profitable operation.
The Xeikon 9600 can be field-upgraded to the Xeikon 9800 to grow with the customer’s application and productivity needs.
Olbricht continues, “From newsprint paper to paperboard, synthetic substrates, just pick whatever media you need for your unbridled creativity in producing value-added applications. From graphic arts quality direct marketing pieces to the most sophisticated Web-to-print applications, the Xeikon 9600 enables customers to discover just how profitable a business in high-quality color printing can be.”
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.