Digital specialist Xeikon has confirmed its attendance at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2022.
Focused on high-performance digital printing and finishing, the event takes place from February 21-24, 2022 in Switzerland. The Lucerne Exhibition Centre will host this 14th edition of the show, the ninth time Xeikon has participated.
Dimitri Van Gaever, market segment director for graphic arts at Xeikon, looks forward to the show. He says, “We are excited for our attendance at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2022. To clarify, this will be the first live exhibition to take place in the Graphic Arts sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. During these past months, Xeikon has completed an important milestone by introducing its Sirius technology. Most certainly, it is the cornerstone of Xeikon’s new roll-fed duplex presses.
“The successful commercialisation of its next generation dry toner technology stack confirms Xeikon’s commitment to the graphic arts market. The company’s journey of full colour, digital print production started more than 30 years ago. Subsequently, Xeikon continues to innovate and bring to market advanced, added value technologies and systems.”
Full rotary concept
The Xeikon SX30000 is the most productive full colour duplex press of the Sirius family. It delivers up to 2,545 B2 sheets an hour. In addition, it uses a full rotary concept without fixed sheets or frame size. Xeikon says this makes it more versatile than sheetfed options. Likewise, Xeikon says the entry level Xeikon SX20000 also offers leading performance. This comes at a lower price point but benefits from the technological developments of the flagship press.
Van Gaever says, “The Graphic Arts market has gone through a difficult time. However, we are now seeing a bounce back and growing volumes. Printers in these sectors have become more aware and open to increasing and optimising their manufacturing processes. Digital printing and Xeikon’s Sirius technology can be their dependable cornerstone to facilitate their strategies. We know that seeing is believing. The return of Hunkeler Innovationdays offers a perfect opportunity for visitors to dive into our new production lines. There they can understand the value on offer to the challenges they face.”
Digital becomes physical
At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2022, Xeikon will showcase its latest digital print production solutions. Xeikon says these solutions offer overall equipment effectiveness and best in class total cost of ownership.
Philipp Fritschi, project manager for Innovationdays at Hunkeler, is planning for the show. He says, “Hunkeler Innovationdays is now a well established gathering in the printing industry calendar. After an abnormal period brought about by the global pandemic, we can physically bring the industry together in February 2022.
“Print is tangible. At this meeting place, the digital world becomes physical. Visitors gain an insight into the versatile scenarios with a high practical relevance. Industry owners, managing directors, management and experts in high performance digital printing will sit around a physical table. There, they can evaluate printed output and assess the latest developments in digital printing and finishing. In conclusion, we are delighted to welcome Xeikon to our 2022 event in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland.”