Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, and Italy-based MOSS, a leader in container decorating technologies, will be showcasing their jointly developed Digital Decorating System at the K-Messe, which takes place in Düsseldorf (Germany) from October 27 to November 3. This technology, displayed on stand 04/E21, enables fast and cost-efficient decoration of round, conical, rectangular and square pails and containers, even in very short runs.
Labeling the Benefits
Since its introduction in November 2009, the Digital Decorating System has been providing label printers and injection molders an alternative solution for in-mold labeling and direct screen or direct offset print. The benefits of the new decorating technology based on digital printing are vast. Not only does it offer greater flexibility and a more cost effective production of short to medium runs. Furthermore there are no setup nor plate costs involved. It also offers a much higher quality compared the direct print technology, higher in terms of image quality (1200 dpi) and higher in terms of a more opaque white.
Xeikon Business Development Manager Filip Weymans comments: “Today’s market is desperately looking for innovative pail decorating alternatives to cope with demand for greater variation possibilities and shorter lead times. While designed specifically for the decoration of buckets and containers, this system also has a broader application within the general label industry helping printers expand their capabilities innovatively.”
Two-steps to Success
The easy two-step process starts with the Xeikon digital presses printing the exact number of transfers required for the decorating effort. Then the roll of printed transfers is fed into the MOSS Digital Decorating System to perfectly apply transfers to pails or containers using a digital heat transfer process. The DDS (Digital Decoration System) can either be placed next to the Xeikon press or at a different location.
The result is a very high quality, digitally printed and applied decoration that passes all of the typical tests, including scratching, tape, water and others. Opacity and image quality is superior to direct offset printing capabilities and for applications requiring even more durability, an inline varnishing unit can be incorporated in the MOSS transfer machine. Printing on a standard Xeikon digital press enables the printing of self-adhesive labels as well as heat transfer labels.
For further information on Xeikon, visit www.xeikon.com.
MOSS manufactures and sells - both in Italy and abroad - silk-screen, offset and hot-stamping machines for the decoration of articles and containers. In addition to its vast range of machines from simple 1-colour semi-automatic machines to fully automatic 8-colour lines with computerized controls, also produces a complete range of complementary equipment, not to mention the sale and installation of labeling machines on its own printing lines, and is in a unique position to be able to offer, not only first class after sales customer service, but also a truly complete service to its customers in terms of art-work, plate and screen manufacturing and technology and inks and varnishes.
Thus MOSS is able to offer its customers an all-round service and assistance covering all aspects of the printing process, a service which is unrivalled in today's market. For more information visit www.moss.it
A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital colour printing systems for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon’s production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com
About Punch Graphix
Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers high-end digital colour printing systems, software and consumables for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to high-end UV-CTP imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clear-minded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver cost-effective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com