Xeikon will showcase its label and packaging technology for the first time at PacPrint 2017, with its Xeikon CX3 digital label press will take centre-stage.

Bent Serritslev, Xeikon managing director Asia Pacific says, “PacPrint falls in the middle of an exciting time for Xeikon. First there was the launch of the direct operation here, followed by the international Xeikon Café event in Belgium, and now our first PacPrint attendance.

“We look forward meeting our Australian customers at the show to share updates on our local organisation and latest technology developments such as the recently announced Panther technology.”

Running live at the show will be a Xeikon CX3 aka ‘Cheetah’ which Xeikon says offers label printers faster running speed, lower operating costs and an unseen flexibility to meet complex customer demands without compromising quality, reliability or consistency, whatever the label.

According to the company, the five-colour press, dedicated solely to the production of self-adhesive/pressure sensitive labels, offers variable substrate widths up to 330mm and comes with a top speed of 30m/min. It offers all the benefits that make Xeikon presses unique: full rotary printing, 1200 x 3600 dpi print resolution, food safe toners and one pass opaque white toner. Next to the standard CMYK + White, the fifth station can be used to print gamut extension or security colours without reducing productivity.

Visitors can also learn more about Xeikon’s end-to-end solution for folding carton and see for themselves the value of going digital in folding carton production.

Trevor Crowley, general manager of ANZ sales for Xeikon, says “Finding the right solution for every label or packaging project is crucial for businesses today. The Xeikon solutions allow operations to handle workloads efficiently and in a way that would allow their business to grow. They also complement longer flexo runs supporting competitiveness in a range of fields.”

Xeikon’s first PacPrint attendance follows the creation of a dedicated sales, service and support operation in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. The new business unit was established after the acquisition of Xeikon by Flint Group and a thorough review of synergies between the companies.

Xeikon ANZ says it uses its own service engineers to support the presses, with parts and consumables located in Sydney, with demo and benchmark support from the regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, which hosts the regional technology centre with both simplex and duplex technology installed.

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