Xeikon's Panther technology is specifically designed to work with its Panther series of presses: the PX3000 and PX2000. The UV-inkjet presses use PantherCure UV inks that offer a glossy, tactile finish and eliminate the need to varnish specific substrates while offering durability and chemical, mechanical resistance.
The durability of PantherCure UV inks for scuff, scratch, chemical, temperature, and sunlight meets the needs of customers in the health and beauty, household, chemical, and industrial markets.
It helps widen the diverse market for self-adhesive label applications including digitally printed labels, previously produced on UV flexo or screen-print, where a glossy appearance and tactile look and feel is desired, or a high durability requirement for respectively the health and beauty and industrial end-uses.
The Xeikon PX3000 has been certified with FLEXcon’s pressure-sensitive film product line
FLEXcon COMPUcal EXCEL 20440, 21440 and 22440 and the gloss top coated 2.0 mm clear polyester film FLEXcon DPMUVIJ PC, UVIJ PW and UVIJ 1FW.
"Labels have to be durable enough to last the life of the product and the Panther technology performed well on film under rigorous conditions,” said Ron Ducharme, market development for FLEXcon.
“Our Panther technology and PantherCure UV ink have been developed in response industry demand and to meet the needs of brand owners and label converters," added Jeroen Van Bauwel, director product marketing. "It is part of our strategy to create the broadest digital print production portfolio supported by the most dedicated and responsive converting, workflow and service solutions. We have added the dedicated UV inkjet press Panther Series to our portfolio, supported by additional post press protection (e.g. varnish or laminates), to better serve today’s demanding market requirements.”