Xeikon X-800 5.0 delivers enhanced production possibilities

New ColorForecast assures correct color reproduction

Eede, the Netherlands

Xeikon has unveiled X-800 5.0 software designed to support faster, more effective production.

Latest version

The latest X-800 version improves Xeikon’s ability to combine superior and consistent print with industry-leading productivity. It allows more jobs to be processed faster with minimal human intervention, which improves accuracy, ensures repeatability and reduces errors, resulting in industry-leading productivity.

Customers' needs

“We work closely with our customers and this latest version has been developed after listening to their needs. They want peace of mind that results from assured accuracy, consistency and greater productivity. We have created the X-800 5.0 with our four cornerstones of development in mind – improvements in color quality, moving closer to green button printing, helping facilitate management and integration with the customer’s environment. We always look to provide additional ways to positively impact these areas.”

Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon’s Director Product Management

ColorForecast tool

One key new feature is the ColorForecast tool that allows custom or brand colors to be reproduced correctly time after time no matter what the final substrate is.

Color confidence

“Without printing anything, our customers can be sure it will match. It predicts the output without having to waste time. Customers want to be able to print on different substrates with confidence in the color reproduction. They know what they will get.”

Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon’s Director Product Management

Another feature

Another feature, enabled by re-designing the calibration process,  ensures Xeikon presses get up to quality faster, improving machine throughput and efficiency. It also provides immediate operator feedback on the engine’s status providing perfect quality output.

New & incremental calibration

“We are very good in having stable output but with this new,  incremental, calibration we can create the curve faster and more accurately. As a result, Xeikon presses can get up to quality faster improving machine throughput and efficiency.”

Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon’s Director Product Management

Shuffle imposition

For more complex delivery, Xeikon has developed shuffle imposition. It allows seamless mixed label production. This saves an extra step and time in prepress. It also allows end-users to be more creative with promotional campaigns but enabling the easy combination of designs and variable information.

The possible savings don’t end with printing. They can also be made in automating and optimizing the flow, resulting in less setup and waste during finishing. Production times are reduced by enabling smooth inline production for maximum efficiency.

Positive impact

“This has a very positive impact on profitability margins.” explains Van Bauwel: “We see set up waste in finishing reduced from 17% to 12% by integrating his X-800 workflow with its MIS environment. This equated to a 30% waste reduction. By fine tuning the whole process waste of expensive substrates is reduced and press time is maximised.”

Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon’s Director Product Management

Release date

Xeikon X-800 5.0 will be released at the beginning of 2017 and will be made available for all MyPress-based engines.

ABOUT XEIKON

Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity

In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.

For more information about Xeikon, visit www.xeikon.com and for Flint Group, visit www.flintgrp.com or contact:

Xeikon 
Corporate Communications Manager

Danny Mertens
Brieversstraat 70 - 4529 GZ Eede, The Netherlands
T: +32 (0)3 443 13 11 – M: +32 (0)494 50 00 57
Danny.Mertens@xeikon.com – www.xeikon.com

PR agency Xeikon 
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