Xeikon will exhibit direct marketing/direct mail applications on its Document Production Suite. These application pieces will be produced on a Xeikon 8000 Series digital color press. The Xeikon 8000 Series presses￼ combine 1,200 dpi resolution and four-bit per spot color depth. The Xeikon 8000 Series offers a media width of 20.2" and unlimited print length. The presses print on both sides of the substrate simultaneously and can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 10 million pages.
For commercial printing companies looking to foray into packaging, Xeikon will demonstrate its Folding Carton Suite. The Folding Carton Suite is built around the Xeikon 3500.￼ The Xeikon 3500 is equipped with five color stations, four for standard process colors and the fifth station for gamut expansion colors. The fifth station can also be used for printing on transparent/clear substrates with a one-pass opaque white toner or a security toner for anti-counterfeiting applications. Print speed of the press is unaffected by the number of colors used and/or the size of the application piece being produced. The Xeikon 3500 can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 3.8 million square feet on a wide range of substrates. It runs on Xeikon's QA-I toner which is FDA-compliant for indirect and direct contact with dry food.
Visitors to the Xeikon booth can also see live demonstrations of its ThermoFlexX digital imaging system,￼ which enables customers to produce high quality flexo and letterpress plates at high resolutions.
"Very few other events in the graphic communications industry have as many live demonstrations of equipment, products and solutions as Graph Expo. Xeikon will be there in full force, showcasing some outstanding solutions for document and commercial printers," said Todd Blumsack, vice president of sales and marketing for Xeikon North America.
"Many commercial printers today are looking into packaging applications to generate additional revenue streams for their businesses. Xeikon continues to innovate in this area and we're proud to highlight our leadership for this audience," Blumsack concluded.