by Dimitri Van Gaever
How dry toner complements inkjet solutions
Xeikon, a market leader in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging as well as the graphic arts printing industry and a subsidiary of the Flint Group, will reaffirm its commitment to dry toner technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019, Messe Lucerne, February 25 to 28.
“We are excited to show how dry toner complements inkjet solutions in the production environment of a broad array of high quality, high value and high coverage applications,” says Dimitri Van Gaever, Market Segment Manager at Xeikon. He adds: “We are already seeing this approach work well for our customers and HID is the perfect show to further demonstrate the possibilities.”
The Xeikon CX500 helps printing operations around the globe address key market trends in the printing industry. Offset quality books covers and dust jackets for JIT book production is one of the many challenges this platform can handle, but it’s a particularly interesting one. “Running full speed high coverage image content on thick standard stock while keeping maximum resolution is an interesting value proposition”, Van Gaever continues. “But basically, in any application segment where consistent high print quality is critical, there is high demand for reliable and affordable production platforms, and that’s where our dry toner technology comes in.”
Introduced in 2017, the design and proven technology of Xeikon enables it to perfectly respond to a wide range of sectors including graphic arts. The press is based on a new generation dry toner platform that is ready for Industry 4.0. It features a unique web width up to 520mm and full rotary 30m/min printing at maximum resolution in a 5 color setup.
Thanks to continued research and development along several key axes such as toner, fuser and imaging assembly, as well as substrate conditioning, the Xeikon CX500 delivers an unbeatable quality vs productivity ratio. It runs Xeikon’s Cheetah technology, designed specifically to cope with higher speeds and ensuring a reliable and proven printing quality with 1200 dpi 4bps and proprietary screening libraries. Its new operator interface features both interactivity and connectivity, and is complemented by the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end, which is unmatched in enabling consistent print quality in combination with industry-leading productivity.