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How to optimize jobs for UV inkjet production? Hint – workflow is your friend

How to optimize jobs for UV inkjet production? Hint – workflow is your friend Workflow


by Jeroen Van Bauwel

Your business is ready to take the next leap forward and cement itself and your brand as a label printing powerhouse. But the step-up comes with a very important question. When you pick your next piece of game-changing printer hardware, do you opt for dry toner or inkjet?

End-user applications

Well, it depends. More specifically on your end-user applications. Let’s assume you’re looking to serve and maintain smaller volumes of labels for new customers, while still ensuring outstanding quality for new and existing clients.

The Xeikon PX3000 is your go-to production solution. It’s the digital UV inkjet beast that’s ready to meet even the most demanding of label production schedules. It combines our trademark quality, versatility and speed with the sheer creative possibilities of inkjet printing. It’s one of our most dynamic print presses, and we can’t wait to show what it can do at this year’s Labelexpo Europe.

But I didn’t write this blog to sweet talk you with some sugary promo pitch. What really makes the return on investment in a print press is the smart and effective use of a workflow. It’s the glue that ties your hardware together, a digital solution that drives efficiency and streamlines production. Because the Xeikon PX3000 comes with a friend right out of the box - the X-800 - and it’s the job optimizer your business doesn’t even realize it needs.

Job Optimizer

With the Job Optimizer plug-in, you can enable your printers to construct powerful imposition schemes that can incorporate multiple SKUs of the same size within the same lane. The big differentiator here is a flexibility that empowers you to optimize the materials used and reduce the time of each run. 

That means your print infrastructure runs smoother while reducing costs and increasing overall efficiency. It’s a win, win, win situation. And with a user-friendly interface designed to support operators of multiple skill levels, it’s there to support your workforce rather than alienate them in the hustle and bustle of your production setup.

Operators only need to key in a handful of essential parameters such as the number of lanes and gaps between each label. In a flash, the X-800 digital front-end calculates the optimal positioning of the web roll and - voila! - a hyper-accurate label solution. 

More? Operators can also insert start/stop separator labels at different SKUs, which hugely simplifies the slit/rewind operation at the final production step where all the jobs are split apart. You can even customize these separators, including specific details and more, all from one consolidated platform.

And that’s just the beginning. When paired with the Xeikon PX3000 or any of the print presses in the Xeikon family, the X-800 enables you to optimize your substrate roll handling, such as when you have identical labels, but varying quantities set to roll out during production. This could be the perfect combination of hardware power and digital workflow prowess. 


I could keep writing, but I prefer to ramble on about it in person. Meet me and my team in Hall 5 on stands 5C25-28 at Labelexpo Europe 2019. 

Need a benefit wrap-up on why we need to talk? Here you go:

Take back control of your label printing destiny with a workflow that works for you, with features that include:
1.    Job Optimizer plug-in enables you to incorporate multiple SKUs within the same lane.
2.    Optimize material use and reduce wastage.
3.    Switch between large and small print runs with ease.

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Come and see Xeikon at Labelexpo Europe 2019 to learn more.