In early June, Punch Graphix NV, the parent company of Xeikon, launched the new generation of UV-Setters within its basysPrint computer-to-plate products portfolio - the 450x and 850x - during a launch meeting for its distribution partners worldwide. With unbeatable cost control, quality and sustainability advantages for its printer customers, basysPrint has further strengthened its lead position in the success of conventional printing plate production.
With this new platesetter generation, a series of prepress functions can now be carried out on a single setter type. Under the name 'Cross Applications', basysPrint customers can achieve special print effects such as selective varnish, hotfoil stamping and embossing, as well as plate die-cutting and even screen-printing. This new generation of solutions provides printers with printing plate production that is cost-effective, faster, simpler and environmentally friendly. It also opens up new income sources for work that printers have previously had to outsource, and this in turn ensures them shorter delivery times and greater operational autonomy.
Excellent results open new possibilities
According to Wim Maes, "Our strong EBITDA financially strengthens our company for the future. At the same time, it also enable us to further invest in both R&D and customer intimacy, two of our strongest success factors".
An innovator in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems for the global industrial, document printing and commercial market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon's production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network.