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Flint Group Narrow Web and Xeikon combine technological know-how at Label Summit Latin America 2017

Labels Flint Group Narrow Web and Xeikon combine technological know how at Label Summit Latin America 2017


by Danny Mertens

Flint Group announces its presence at the first Chilean edition of Label Summit Latin America, taking place May 16-17 in Santiago. Combining industry strengths, Flint Group Narrow Web and Xeikon will jointly showcase how label printers and converters can shape their future strategies in this dynamic market on stand 15 / 17.

Great opportunities

“Label Summit Latin America is a great opportunity to help identify the exciting opportunities this market is facing and how our expansive portfolio can help put in place some effective production solutions,” comments Fabio Ribeiro, Business Director Narrow Web LATAM. “The Flint Group team of narrow web and digital print experts will be on hand to talk about the added value of innovative technologies, and future-proof business approaches that answer the needs of the ever-evolving world of label printing.”

Latest innovations in Low Migration & UV LED with Flint Group Narrow Web

Flint Group Narrow Web will present its best-in-class solutions and latest innovations in Low Migration and UV LED, including:

  • Flexocure® ANCORA 50, a low migration UV flexo range of inks specifically designed to support converters who print labels for the food segment, and are looking for high quality and compliant low migration inks with a great efficiency on press.
  • EkoCure™ ANCORA, the industry’s premier UV LED curable low migration ink series suitable for food compliant labels and packaging applications. It combines revolutionary technology of UV LED curing with low migration food compliant chemistries, enabling food safe printing with the highest reliability and productivity.
  • DigiCoat UV Varnish range, designed to meet the highest possible requirements set by leading digital printer producers and suitable for high quality label printers who print various applications including self-adhesive labels, wrap-around labels, tickets, tags, and board.

‘Using the right prepress software to maximize business opportunities’ will be the theme of a presentation by Matias Katila, Sales Director LATAM, for Flint Group Flexographic Products, during the conference program on May 16 at 14:30h. He will that day, at 17:05h, also participate in a panel discussion on ‘Technical innovation, the latest niche technologies and new industry applications’.

‘What’s Next’ in digital production answered by Xeikon

Dedicated to its worldwide ‘What’s Next’ campaign, Xeikon will help visitors discover how they can stay on top of market trends through cost-effective, efficient and highly flexible production of short runs, enabled through creative digital printing solutions.

Pedro Sá, Xeikon Sales Director Latin America, comments: “The Latin American label printing industry has huge potential and offers printers and converters in this region ample opportunities for growth. We are delighted to be at this Label Summit to talk with visitors and learn more about their business, and how Xeikon can help. We will inform on our comprehensive portfolio of dedicated soft- and hardware solutions for digital label printing, designed for dealing with shorter runs, faster delivery times and complex customer demands. These include the Xeikon 3000 Series, the Xeikon CX3 – aka Cheetah and a range of complete solutions Suites.”

The Xeikon team will also inform visitors on the most recent product innovations, recently announced at the Xeikon Café in March: the newly launched Panther technology, a UV inkjet platform that complements Xeikon’s dry toner digital label press portfolio and the first UV inkjet press based on this technology, the Xeikon PX3000, which will be demonstrated at Labelexpo Europe end September in Brussels (Commercial availability of the new Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet press is scheduled for October 2017).

About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.

For more information, visit or contact:
Flint Group Narrow Web
Deanna Klemesrud
T +1 763 398 2716

About Xeikon

Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity.

For more information, please visit or contact:
Danny Mertens
T +32 34 43 14 59