Xeikon 9800 to Make Its North American Trade Show Debut at GRAPH EXPO 15
ITASCA, Ill.—August 25, 2015—Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, has announced that GRAPH EXPO 15 will mark the North American trade show debut of Xeikon 9800, the company's flagship document and commercial printing press.
GRAPH EXPO, which is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition and conference for the graphic communications industry in the Americas, is taking place Sept. 13-16, 2015, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Xeikon is located in booth #849.
The Xeikon 9800, a GRAPH EXPO 15 Must See ‘Ems Award winner, underlines the company's heritage of innovation in digital print technology and sets another benchmark in productivity, image quality and running costs. With a top speed of 308 letter-size impressions/min. and a web width of 20.2", the press comes integrated with Xeikon's X-800 digital front end. The press can print on a wide range of untreated substrates from 40-gsm (27-lb. text) to 350-gsm (130-lb. cover). Its uniquely adapted Xeikon QA-CD toner and Xeikon's high-quality imaging system deliver a print resolution of 1,200x3,600 dpi with variable dot density for unmatched quality.
Some of the other key features of the Xeikon booth at GRAPH EXPO include:
- Personalized direct marketing applications: The Xeikon 9800 will produce high-quality direct marketing applications at the show that highlight the format flexibility, color consistency, workflow prowess and customization/VDP capabilities of Xeikon technology. Xeikon has worked with Tecra, one of its software Aura Partners, to develop these applications. The applications will feature vivid images of vintage, culturally important and custom-built motorcycles.
- Web Varnishing Module: The press will run in-line with the Xeikon Web Varnishing Module at the show. This is a highly versatile unit that can apply UV or aqueous varnish on one side of a wide range of substrates. These substrates include coated papers and paperboard as well as self-adhesive label and folding carton materials.
- G7 color matching: Xeikon will also partner with Alwan Color Expertise at the show to demonstrate its automated G7 tools for complete inline digital color management and verification.
- Data integrity, verification and print quality inspection systems: Xeikon will also partner with Lake Image Systems at GRAPH EXPO 15. Lake Image Systems will integrate Discovery MaxScan, their new compact scanning technology for high-speed, high-quality document inspection, with the Xeikon 9800.
"GRAPH EXPO attendees will get a sense of how our technology can have a powerful impact on any marketing campaign, with applications designed to cut through the clutter and get consumers engaged," said Patrick Van Baelen, Xeikon's vice president of worldwide marketing. "We will demonstrate the full arsenal of our solutions at the show. If a printing company is looking for ways to attain higher productivity and/or reduce production costs, they will not be disappointed when they come see us."
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.