Xeikon Launches Xeikon 8000
ITASCA, IL—May 29, 2008—Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, legendary for pioneering the first digital color presses, today introduces the Xeikon 8000 to the public. The first day of drupa 2008, Europe’s most prestigious print media trade fair, marks the official market launch of Xeikon’s newest flagship. The Xeikon 8000 plays in a league of its own: boasting true 1200 dpi at 4 bits per spot and more than twice as fast as its nearest competitor, the new Xeikon 8000 has set a new reference for speed and quality in digital printing. Its state-of-the-art technology has been developed to optimize print productivity and to provide fast, cost-effective, and eco-friendly printing without compromising on quality. As of today, the new Xeikon 8000 is available for shipment to customers worldwide.
The Xeikon 8000 has been designed with speed and productivity in mind. Web-fed, it prints full color multi- page documents at a top speed of 230 A4 (244 letter- size) pages per minute, or 13,800 A4 (14,640 letter-size) pages per hour. Its exceptional uptime of 90% enables duty cycles of 8.5 million A4 pages per month.
The Xeikon 8000’s high-precision LED-based imaging head features true 1200 dpi resolution and 1200 x 3600 dpi addressability with variable dot density, generating extraordinary image quality with sharp and crisp details, high definition, and smooth tone transitions. The new imaging technology makes use of the powerful Pericles screening library, allowing screen rulings up to 240 lpi, further optimizing overall image quality. Two in-line densitometers and high- performance process algorithms provide uniform and accurate colors and perfect color registration, guaranteeing color consistency from job to job and from press to press. Specially developed Xeikon Productivity Adapted (PA) toner supports cost-effective impeccable print quality at high speeds.
Capable of handling scalable print media widths up to 512 mm (20.15 inches), the Xeikon 8000 offers a 504 mm (19.84 inches) imaging width, allowing 2-up A4 and 3-up A5 printing on an unbeaten range of print media with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm (27 lb text to 122 lb cover), opening the door to a whole new range of applications. Xeikon’s patented One-Pass- Duplex (TM) technology allows simultaneous double- sided printing, ensuring perfect front-to-back registration and data integrity.