Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, will present its latest advances in digital label printing technology at Label China, which takes place at Shanghai International Exhibition Center (INTEX Shanghai), China from December 15-17, 2010. Visitors to the Xeikon stand A125 will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of the Xeikon 3500, the most productive digital label press on the market today. Xeikon’s strong presence at both the Labelshow Shanghai and the recent Labelexpo India reinforce the company’s dedication and long-term commitment to the Asian market.

“While the rest of the world is gradually making its way out of the recent economic downturn, the Chinese label market continues to grow strongly year-on-year at an incredible rate,” says Filip Weymans, Business Development Manager Labels & Packaging at Xeikon. “Traditionally grounded in letterpress technology, an increasing amount of Chinese label converters are now looking closely at incorporating digital solutions into their printing workflows. To capitalize on this growing trend, we recently partnered up with Shanghai-based United Printing Equipments, who have a wealth of experience in this market and are highly respected across China,” explains Weymans. “We look forward to meeting many new customers at the show and sharing with them how digital technology – combined with their existing flexo workflows – will enable them to offer their clients the best of both worlds.”

Hands-on experience of Xeikon 3500 in action
Visitors to the Xeikon stand will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of the Xeikon 3500, part of the Xeikon 3000 Series and introduced to the market earlier this year. The Xeikon 3500 delivers productivity levels far exceeding those of its closest rivals. Meeting the growing demand around the world for quick turnaround, short-run label printing, the Xeikon 3500 is also the perfect complement to the flexo workflow. After seeing the press in action, visitors will be able to meet and discuss their individual business requirements with experts from both Xeikon and United Printing Equipments – to work out the best solution for their specific needs.

Xeikon 3500: the market’s most productive label printer
A printing speed of 19,2 m/min (63 ft/min) and capable of handling web widths up to 516 mm (20.3″), the Xeikon 3500 can produce up to 570 square meters (6,135 square ft) per hour. This digital label press is also capable of printing on web widths as narrow as 250mm (13″) and – like the rest of the Xeikon 3000 Series – can print on an unmatched range of substrates including self-adhesive films, unsupported film, paper, transparent and opaque foils, and paperboard with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm. The printer utilizes Xeikon’s new QA-I toner, which meets all the applicable FDA guidelines for indirect food contact under room temperature as well as direct food contact for dry food substances containing no surface oil or fat. QA-I toners also deliver levels of light fastness far exceeding others on the market today.