Eede, The Netherlands, November 10, 2015

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announces the Latin American debut of the Xeikon CX3 at Andina-Pack, the important Latin American packaging exhibition which takes place November 10 to 13 in Bogotá, Colombia. At the show, Xeikon will be exhibiting with its Distribution Partner Graphic Solutions International (GSI) on stand 24 in Pavilion AL5. The high-speed, high quality Xeikon CX3 is the most productive five-color digital label press in its class.

“We are thrilled to be demonstrating the Xeikon CX3 for the first time in Latin America. From a recent ‘drupa Global Trends report’ it was noted that the Latin American market is not escaping the general market trends. Run lengths are decreasing with more than 35%, lead times are declining with more than 33% and number ofjobs is increasing with 31%. A high capacity digital press is the only proper solution to address these trends, “ says Filip Weymans, Director Segment Labels and Packaging at Xeikon. “We believe Latin American label printers will be as excited as we are about the Xeikon CX3 as it offers them the ability to answer the global trends and produce short to mid-sized label runs cost-effectively and without any compromise in quality. In addition, our solutions enable them to easily customize labels to region and language, making packaging more effective for brand owners while ensuring compliance with local regulations.”

Xeikon CX3: the details

The award-winning Xeikon CX3 is a five-color digital label press that runs at up to 30 m/min (– 98 ft/min) with a resolution of 1200 x 3600 dpi. Its print quality is enhanced by the unique Cheetah toner, specifically developed for high speeds. It complies with FDA regulations for food contact and offers the ability to print opaque white toner in a single pass. In addition, the exceptionally low fusing temperature for this toner means that a wider range of substrates can be digitally printed at very high levels of quality. The availability of custom toners also expands the color gamut that can be achieved, especially when printing brand colors where a process match is difficult to achieve.

Xeikon offers a full suite of solutions for digital printing of self-adhesive labels built around the Xeikon CX3 for a complete, end-to-end solution. This lets users build an all-in-one solution to print and convert their self-adhesive labels. It includes the Xeikon CX3 digital color press as well as a dedicated workflow, any necessary online and/or offline pre- and post-printing equipment, and consumables. Not only does Xeikon take care of their sourcing, the company also offers servicing and maintenance for a one-stop solution from a highly responsive and dependable partner.

Innovation with VariLane

Xeikon’s unique VariLane plug-in, integrated with its X-800 digital label printing workflow for the Xeikon CX3, enables printing different labels in lanes of different widths and heights across the same web. VariLane gives prepress operators the freedom to combine labels in print lanes of variable sizes which improves throughput and reduces waste. In fact, label printers working with VariLane have been able to substantially increase their productivity and reduce material wastage, with resultant cost savings of up to 30%. This unique capability is made possible by the full rotary technology of Xeikon digital presses, combined with their variable repeat length.