The printing sector is changing at a rapid pace, and there is no event that reflects this dynamic activity better than the Hunkeler Innovationdays. With a reputation for showcasing creative solutions that are fit for the future, this bi-yearly industry gathering delivers exciting operational opportunities, brings clarity to current trends, makes the latest developments understandable and shows how they all interplay in actual use. This is why Xeikon is pleased to announce two new exclusive world premières at this year’s edition, taking place from February 23 to 26, at the Messe Lucerne exhibition facility in Switzerland.
Danny Mertens, Xeikon’s Director Marketing & Business Development Document Printing, is thrilled about the solutions that will be on display: “As an innovator in digital printing technology, we are always looking to deliver print excellence and offer our customers new ways to score better than their competitors. Hunkeler Innovationdays is the perfect platform to help highlight our capabilities and market know-how. We are thrilled about showing our newest digital print portfolio enhancements to the 4000+ expected visitors at this indispensable industry rendez-vous.”
A new addition to the Production Suite Family
First to be announced is the new Xeikon Leaflet Production Suite. The Leaflet Production Suite is the newest addition to Xeikon’s portfolio of Production Suites dedicated to the Document & Commercial print market that already include the Book Production Suite, the Document Production Suite, the Large Format Production Suite and the Wall Decoration Suite.
Together with its Aura Partner Network, Xeikon has developed these high-quality, high-productivity total solutions for some of the fastest growing digital printing niches. These solutions follow the growing trend in today’s print production environment for a wider variety of total solutions, and respond to the increased need for more colors and ever shorter print runs, resulting in digital printing volumes going up.
With the addition of the Leaflet Production Suite, Xeikon has developed an integrated solution that meets the demand for high-quality pharmaceutical and agro-chemical leaflets as well as for instruction leaflets used in general retail, i.e. in the electronic and cosmetics markets. Xeikon’s ability to print very small text at top quality with a 1200 dpi resolution allows for the successful use of microtext and therefore responds to the strict anti-counterfeit security requirements typical of these industries.
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming up
A brand new dry-toner digital press – stay tuned for more imminent news – will also be on display at Xeikon’s stand at the Hunkeler Innovationdays. This press will be equipped with a Hunkeler Unwinder, a Web Finishing module that protects against damage in the converting device, a Hunkeler cutter that cuts to clean sheets, and a Guk Folding device, a single conveyor belt that stacks the leaflets. Finally, a camera inspection system, integrated with the print engine, offers quality assurance by checking every print, an absolute must for the pharmaceutical industry.
At the show, Xeikon will be printing on ultra-thin quality paper of 40-60 gsm. This is made possible thanks to Xeikon's dry toner that is specifically developed based on the requirements of document and commercial printing applications. This dry toner technology also offers benefits related to fusing, increased color gamut and speed. The toners are available in the four process colors (CMYK) as well as five off-the-shelf gamut expansion spot colors (Red, Green, Blue, Orange, and Extra magenta). A Clear toner is available for printing security applications. In addition, Xeikon can also develop custom-made colors to meet specific brand color requirements and print top quality on very thin paper.
More details about Xeikon’s new dry-toner digital press will be released on the opening day of Hunkeler Innovationdays. Journalists interested in more information, can already sign up for a one-to-one interview with Xeikon product experts during the show by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.