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Xeikon 3300 customer GEON wins Gold label Award in New Zealand

Only ‘excellent quality food label’ without special embellishment!

“Last night we achieved great success at the New Zealand print awards winning 2 gold medals. I am pleased to inform you that a Xeikon label printed last year after the first earthquake won GOLD! The label category is an extremely competitive section, it includes sheetfed, reelfed, wine labels and multi process, printed using any process”, stated Roger Kirwan, General Manager at GEON.



Ewan Howieson, sales engineer from our Distribution Partner Absolute Electronics, added; “The point to note is, all other contenders were wine labels with high levels of embellishment, this was the only food product with no embellishment and was judged as excellent quality of print.”



GEON is Australia and New Zealand’s leading print & communications business. With locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, GEON is the leading business in the market able to provide the full suite of integrated print & communications services – including creative design, data management, direct marketing, digital media, print, warehousing & fulfilment, and mail. They operate a Xeikon 3300 digital label press, driven by a Xeikon X-800 front end.



“Our decision to go digital and invest in a Xeikon was the smartest decision we’ve made for a long time. The press has been in operation now for more then six months and we were particularly impressed how fast we were up and running, and producing our first digital labels," says Roger Kirwan, General Manager at GEON. "The Xeikon 3300 is the state-of-the-art in label print technology, and we’re already perceived as the innovator here in the Asia Pacific region. And from the results so far, the investment will definitely open up more opportunities and drive new business for us.”



Good to know is also that the Geon Site at ChristChurch New-Zealand, including the Xeikon  33O0, survived two severe earthquakes end of 2010!