by Gert Geens
Eede, the Netherlands, 19 April 2017
Recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years, interpack 2017 covers the entire value chain of the packaging industry: from packaging material production and packaging equipment to distribution, quality assurance and consumer protection. During interpack, Xeikon experts will demonstrate how the digital Folding Carton Suite can complement a business in providing flexibility in smaller runs and faster response, and expand opportunities to attract new customers and revenue streams.
Gert Geens, Business Development Manager, Folding Cartons, says, “Folding boxboard and digital printing have a bright future ahead. We can help brands stand out and respond to key market trends of shorter run times, just-in-time requests, more variation, seasonal packaging, smaller lot sizes, optimized supply chains and personalization. At interpack 2017 Xeikon will present a proven folding carton solution that underlines the advantage of digital production in these applications.”
Optimizing folding carton production
The five-color Xeikon 3500 digital press for folding carton applications has a broad color gamut range making it ideally suited for cosmetics, food, beverages, and pharma segments. It will be demonstrated live at interpack. Xeikon will show the ease of producing eye-catching folding carton applications at true 1200 dpi print resolution on its B2 sheet size or larger. As part of the suite, the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end with fully automated workflow handles job preparation and enables superior and consistent print quality.
Flint Group’s sheetfed solutions division will also be present on stand with complementary solutions featuring low migration inks and coatings, with high-level advisers providing key information on printing of food packaging for consumer safety.
What's next campaign
The market of packaging is constantly undergoing change with a higher range of SKU's. Converters are challenged to find the right answers to these questions as there are so many opportunities to invest in. Xeikon will educate interpack visitors about the value of going digital in folding carton production with a complete end-to-end solution, from order to final product, with the Xeikon Folding Carton Suite. This includes the press, workflow with dedicated folding carton software and components, toners ideally suited for folding carton production, a range of print media and converting equipment. Also presented will be Xeikon’s range of solutions for printing of labels and packaging media.
To see how digital production will work for your specific applications, visit www.seetheproof.com to receive free proofs using your files.
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
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.
Corporate Communications Manager
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