Limo Labels has invested in a Xeikon CX3 digital label press. The agreement was completed at Labelexpo 2019. The privately owned company and leading manufacturer of labels in Scandinavia has made the investment to expand its digital capabilities and meet demand for growing volumes. The Xeikon CX3 will complement over 25 production lines in action at Limo Labels’ main plant in Stevnstrup in Denmark. These include a Xeikon 3300 digital Dry Toner press and 2 Xeikon Jetrion Inkjet presses. The company will take delivery of the new press in October 2019.
Henrik Ehlers, Sales Manager for Key Accounts at Limo Labels says: “Our company continues to develop and grow. We have made this investment to stay ahead and expand our market share. We have had very good cooperation with Xeikon for some years and we see them as part of our evolution. Our digital journey started with Xeikon and we continue this with the installation of the Xeikon CX3 machine. This model offers us very high speeds, dry toner technology and the opportunity to achieve a wider range of brand colours with the fifth unit using orange. This option extends the colour gamut and gives us the widest possible choices. At Limo Labels, we make customized solutions for our customers to optimize the complete value chain and to do that we bring in the Xeikon technologies. Today, we can see the break-even point between Flexo and Digital moving and we are able to do more jobs using our digital machines. We have invested in the Xeikon CX3 to increase our capacity.” The Xeikon CX3 digital label press offers a top speed of 30m/min with substrate widths up to 330mm, full rotary printing at 1200dpi plus variable dot density and FDA compliance for food contact.
Limo Labels has had a long relationship with Xeikon. Established in 1975 the company bought a couple of Xeikon 32S presses in the late 90s. Their real digital journey started in 2010 when they replaced the 2 machines with two Xeikon 3300s. They then invested in two Xeikon Jetrions at Labelexpo 2011. Following a merger with four companies in 2015, Limo Labels moved to a new production site in 2017 and they now operate from 2 modern production sites in Demark offering a world-wide delivery service. Today the company runs multiple production lines utilizing a number of technologies including Flexo, Screen Printing, Digital Inkjet and Digital Dry Toner to manage the production of an impressive range of self-adhesive labels of different types, sizes and designs including smart labels with RFID technology for a diversity of sectors. They offer customers a number of concepts and packages - for example Kanban is an efficient stock control option. It is designed to trigger notification when a customer’s stock reaches a certain level. A fixed price is agreed in advance so no price adjustments and Limo Labels guarantees management of a customer’s stock provision taking away any risk of running out of supplies. Their sales teams are trained to discuss concepts with customers recognizing that each customer is different and will require a different solution.