Premier Graphics Adds Two Xeikon Digital Color Presses for High-Volume Direct Marketing Applications
ITASCA, IL—December 23, 2014—Xeikon NV, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced today that Premier Graphics, a Stratford, CT-based printing, mailing and marketing communications provider, has added two Xeikon digital color presses to boost their productivity and output of direct marketing pieces.
Premier, recognized as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies by Inc. magazine, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 8500, a high-performing and versatile press for many standard and non-standard document printing formats. In addition, Premier has also purchased and installed a Xeikon 6000 press to grow its digital document printing capabilities.
"Our clients are increasing their need for high volume digital applications with faster turnarounds," said Sean Huban, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Premier. "We chose the Xeikon presses because they offer a unique combination of quality, printing speed, consistent high-volume output, cost-effectiveness and an opportunity to increase our profitability in the digital color printing space."
Huban added that Xeikon's "à la carte" consumables pricing, rather than the click pricing of competitors, was another major advantage.
The Xeikon presses are roll-fed, which makes them ideal for Premier's laminating and finishing operations. Moreover, the Xeikon presses give Premier significantly more versatility with substrates, including many synthetic substrates. Xeikon technology also enables printing on both sides of a substrate simultaneously and has unparalleled format flexibility.
Some of Premier's major clients are healthcare organizations, and among the applications that the Xeikon presses will be used for, are health insurance ID cards, benefit booklets, letters, brochures and other direct mail.
"To succeed as a marketing communications service provider today, you need technology that delivers unmatched print quality, productivity and speed—that's what the Xeikon presses offer," noted Todd Blumsack, vice president of sales and marketing, Xeikon America. "As Premier Graphics responds to the changing market conditions, the Xeikon presses are more than up to the task. 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 colour 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.
Source: Xeikon America.