The Xeikon 5000 is fitted as standard with a fifth colour station and is capable in addition of printing on an exceptionally wide spread of grammages from 40gsm to 350gsm, which makes it suitable for the most diverse applications. The new digital front end, the X-800, offers an enhanced toolbox for rapid and optimum workflow automation and integration resulting from the implementation of open standards. The X-800 has been developed with high productivity in mind: the controller is able to process with ease print jobs incorporating complex graphics with variable data from over one million records.
Guido Dumarey, Punch International CEO, says, "drupa 2004 was unquestionably a bullseye, not least for the Xeikon 5000. There we could actually show what the machine is capable of achieving, which convinced the customers. Xeikon has come a very long way in the last two years. This result probably exceeds everyone’s expectations, not just those of the sceptics. We have every right to be proud of what we have achieved already with this organisation!"
The Xeikon 5000 is enjoying international success. Xeikon 5000 presses are already running flat out in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom. As many as seven machines will be installed in the United States before long, with Spain, Portugal to follow. Production is being systematically increased in order to be able to deliver orders on time.