The Xeikon 330 full rotary printing process brings several key advantages to label production such as paying the exact cost of what you print (different with semi-rotary systems), delivering the maximum throughput of a press and producing small to oversize labels (>500mm long).
PGX business development manager Filip Weymans says at LabelExpo Europe, Xeikon produced some 16,000m of printed material from its demonstration machine. This volume of printing included regular job changes each day of the show, and featured realistic demonstration jobs from the label market.
"These numbers demonstrate that the Xeikon 330 is the real production press,” says Weymans. “The show highlighted that digital really has arrived in the label market – it has left the ‘kindergarten’ and has claimed its spot on the shopfloor – a fact that has been proved by many customers throughout the world in recent years."
Whilst printing this massive amount of demonstration work the Xeikon 330 also incorporated within that over 1,000,000 unique barcodes, thanks to the computing power that now resides within the products powerful X-800 front-end system. "We were able to demonstrate 1D, 2D and even combination barcodes, generated on the press thus reducing the threshold of variable data printing, as an integral part of our demonstrations," adds Weymans. "This ability to produce unique images on every pass is only possible on a digital press, and we were able to demonstrate just how easily this can now be accomplished with the Xeikon products."
A number of orders for Xeikon label presses have already been announced as a result of the European exhibition, with orders taken for machines to be delivered to USA, Poland, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, and UK. Xeikon hopes to have similar results in Asia, where they will be located at the PGX stand at hall 6 stand D1.