Punch Graphix Releases Fastest, High-Resolution Digital Color Press: New Xeikon 8000
LIER, BELGIUM—March 18, 2008—Punch Graphix, legendary for pioneering the first digital colour presses, introduces the Xeikon 8000 which is more than twice as fast as its nearest competitor. With an astonishing printing speed of 230 A4 pages per minute and true 1,200 dpi imaging quality, the new Xeikon 8000 takes a double leap and counters the increasing market need for fast printing without compromising on quality. The machine’s state-of-the-art technology has been developed to optimise print productivity and to provide exceptional quality. Xeikon’s flagship system takes a productivity leap by printing multi-page documents at an impressive speed of 230 A4 pages per minute, which translates into 13,800 A4 pages per hour and a monthly volume of 8,5 million.
Building on the previous success of Xeikon equipment, the Xeikon 8000 uses optimized dry toner electrophotography, engineered to perfection. The new press produces true 1,200 dpi imaging quality, offering the exceptional sharpness essential for today’s demanding customer. Two in-line densitometers and high-performance process algorithms guarantee perfect colour consistency over time and in-between presses. Capable of handling expanded substrate widths from 320 to 512 mm and offering a 504 mm imaging width, the machine allows 2-up A4 and 3-up A5 printing, opening up a whole new range of applications.
The web-fed Xeikon 8000 incorporates Xeikon’s unique X-800 digital front-end that enables a seamless and fast integration into any existing workflow. The IPDS controller is able to keep up with the increased engine speed without any start-stop interruptions and brings graphic arts print quality into transactional markets.
Punch Graphix’ CEO Wim Deblauwe comments: “The launch of this first-rate engine represents a major step forward for Xeikon. With the Xeikon 8000, Punch Graphix has the leading edge in digital printing and demonstrates that we have continued to evolve in order to address user needs and anticipate future market demands. The press offers high productivity benefits and eye-catching graphic printing capabilities, leading to maximum profitability.”