Xeikon and Screen (USA) Enter Joint Marketing Program for the U.S. Graphic Arts Market
ITASCA, IL—09/14/2009—Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, legendary for pioneering the first digital color presses, and Screen (USA), a leading provider of systems and components for the graphic arts industry, today announced that the two companies have entered a joint marketing program. Through the program, Screen (USA) will be able to offer the Xeikon digital color solutions to its US-based clients for book publishing and transactional/TransPromo applications and Xeikon will be able to offer the Truepress jet 520.
"We are excited about working with Screen (USA). They are a true pioneer in the graphic arts industry," said Michael V. Ring, Vice President of Sales & Chief Marketing Officer of Xeikon's North American operations. "We are confident that this alliance will further strengthen the market position of both our companies and allow us to better serve the graphic arts community."
For more than a generation, Screen (USA) has been best known for outstanding products with diverse operating features that help printers and graphic arts companies achieve higher quality output in an efficient, cost-effective manner. "We are proud of our ability to provide industry-focused solutions to advance the future of print and believe in developing long-term relationships that enable our customers to be better prepared for the increasingly competitive marketplace of tomorrow. Our latest alliance with Xeikon is yet another important step in this direction," said Michael Fox, President of Screen (USA).
Xeikon has never stopped pioneering world-class digital print solutions. Well over two decades of experience has culminated in an entirely new product line that was launched at drupa 2008. The new Xeikon product line offers an unparalleled combination of image quality, productivity and eco-friendliness to printers. It has an imaging addressability of 1200x3600 dpi and monthly duty cycles of up to 8.5 million pages. Other unique features of the Xeikon technology include its format flexibility with a substrate width of up to 20.2 in. and no restrictions on the length of the printed application as well as its substrate weight range (27 lb text to 16-point board stock). Furthermore, the Xeikon presses can print on both sides of a substrate simultaneously - no other high volume digital color press has this capability.
"Our joint marketing program with Xeikon enables us to offer the unique capabilities of the Xeikon technology to our US clients for their digital color production requirements. We are looking forward to working alongside Xeikon and helping our clients grow their business," concluded Fox.
About Screen (USA)
Screen (USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd., is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry. From its centrally located headquarters facility outside Chicago, Screen (USA) provides complete sales, parts and service through sales representatives and dealer networks in principal geographic areas. Its diverse line of integrated products includes workflow management solutions, thermal platesetters, imagesetters, digital printing systems for a variety of applications including print on demand, variable data and sign/display printing, hybrid AM/FM screening technology, color proofing applications and digital asset management software. Screen technology benefits commercial printers, packaging printers, newspaper publishers, trade shops, in-plants and service bureaus in every state, plus Canada and all of Latin America. For more information, please visit Screen's Website at www.screenusa.com.
A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems for the global commercial, document printing and industrial market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon's production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com.
About Punch Graphix
Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems, software and consumables for the commercial, document printing and industrial markets. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to high-end imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clear-minded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver cost-effective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com.