Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, launched its new high-end digital label press at IPEX. The Xeikon 3500 press outclasses any digital label press currently on the market. It handles web widths from 200 to 512 mm wide and prints at a speed of 19.2 m/min regardless of the amount of colors used—making it almost twice as productive as the closest competitor system. It increases the media width from 330 mm on the 3300 up to 512 mm on the 3500, a significant size increase that allows label converters to digitally address a wider range of applications.
The Xeikon 3500 can produce up to 570 square meters per hour in four- or five-color printing on a wide range of substrates. It can print on scalable widths and an unmatched range of substrates from all sorts of self adhesive materials including paper, co-extruded films, Bopp and PET, regular paper, transparent and opaque foils, and paperboards with weights ranging from 40 to 350 gsm. The Xeikon 3500 runs on Xeikon’s new QA-I toner, approved for indirect and direct contact with dry food.