Xeikon NV announced that it has received the prestigious 2014 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America (PIA) for its breakthrough ICE toner, which is specifically designed for heat-sensitive substrates, such as polyethylene (PE) face stocks, thermal transfer labels and in mold labels (IML).
The InterTech Technology Awards recognize ground-breaking technologies that are predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. According to PIA, more than 80% of the technologies that have received this award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.
Xeikon’s ICE toner was selected based on its innovative attributes for printing on heat-sensitive substrates and the likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry. InterTech Award recipients will be recognized at the Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards gala on Sept. 28, in Chicago, IL.
“This is a great honor and a huge credit to our entire organization, from research and development to sales,” said Todd Blumsack, Xeikon’s vice president of sales and marketing - North America. “All of our innovations, including the ICE toner, are customer-driven. Label converters wanted dry toner technology to be capable of printing on heat sensitive substrates, while retaining our 1200x3600 dpi imaging resolution, full rotary imaging, food safety and the capability to print on conventional substrates without the need for any pre-treatment. We’re extremely happy to see that the judges have recognized our efforts.”
Based on Xeikon’s proven QA toner technology, the ICE toner is perfectly compatible with all the press models of the Xeikon 3000 Series of label and packaging presses.