by Dimitri Van Gaever
Xeikon SIRIUS family
Focused on high-performance digital printing and finishing, this international print industry event is scheduled to be held in Switzerland at the Lucerne Exhibition Centre from 21st to 24th February 2022, and it will be the 9th participation in a row for Xeikon.
Dimitri Van Gaever, Market Segment Director for Graphic Arts, states, “During these past months, Xeikon has completed an important milestone by introducing its SIRIUS technology, the cornerstone of Xeikon’s new roll-fed duplex presses. With the successful commercialization of its next generation dry toner technology stack, Xeikon is confirming its commitment to the graphic arts market. The company’s journey of full colour, digital print production started more than 30 years ago and Xeikon continues to innovate and bring to market advanced, added value technologies and systems.”
The Xeikon SX30000 is the most productive full-colour duplex press of the SIRIUS family, delivering up to 2,545 B2 sheets an hour (404ppm A4). Because of its full rotary concept without fixed sheets or frame size, it is more versatile than sheet-fed options. The Xeikon SX20000 is the entry-level press of the new line-up which also offers leading EP performance but at a lower price point, while still benefiting from all the technological developments of the flagship press.
Graphic Arts market
Van Gaever states, “The Graphic Arts market has gone through a difficult time. However, we are now seeing a ‘bounce back’ and growing volumes. We are noticing that printers in these sectors are becoming more aware and open to increasing and optimizing their manufacturing processes. This is where digital printing and Xeikon’s SIRIUS technology can be their dependable cornerstone to facilitate their strategies. We know that seeing is believing, and with the return of Hunkeler Innovationdays it will be a perfect opportunity for visitors to dive into our new production lines and understand the value they can offer to the challenges they face.”
Xeikon is dedicated to helping its customers improve business profitability and drive growth. Xeikon designs and develops cost-effective, efficient and sustainable solutions which offer unique value propositions. At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2022, Xeikon will showcase its latest digital print production solutions for the graphic arts markets that offer high OEE and best-in-class TCO. With Xeikon’s long-standing expertise, the company has developed a deeper understanding that helps their customers make relevant and appropriate choices. They are recognised globally as a ‘go-to’ trusted advisor and solutions provider.
Philipp Fritschi, Project manager of Innovationdays at Hunkeler, concludes, “Hunkeler Innovationdays is now a well-established gathering in the printing industry calendar. We are excited that, after an abnormal period brought about by the global pandemic, we will be able to physically bring the industry together in February 2022. Print is tangible and this is a unique meeting place where the digital world becomes physical and visitors gain an insight into the versatile scenarios with a high practical relevance. Industry owners, managing directors, management and experts in high performance digital printing will sit around a physical table, evaluate printed output and assess the latest developments in digital printing and finishing. We are delighted to welcome Xeikon to our 2022 event in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland.”
Get more Information about Hunkeler Innovationdays 2022, please visit www.innovationdays.com.