Pre and Post Printing equipment
Xeikon's jumbo unwinder ensures high levels of autonomy. The unwinder is equipped with a web cleaner which collects all the excess paper dust generated by paperboard ensuring the press is not contaminated. A web finishing module (WFM) is placed after the press to recondition the paperboard. This unit also holds the cutter unit to convert the web into the appropriate sheets defined by the imposition scheme. Finally, a stacker collects the printed sheets and separates any type of waste in a separate tray.
Workflow designed to drive digital production
The Xeikon press is driven by the X-800 Digital Front End to drive the digital production workflow. The X-800 is built around the Adobe APPE RIP and incorporates post imposition software and color managements tools. To maximize the substrate usage, carton designs are nested on the sheets. This requires special imposition schemes that are enabled by Impactor, an X-800 plug-in.
The paperboard substrates incorporated in the Folding Carton Suite are all supplied by Xeikon's Aura Partners, including M-real, Iggesund, Stora Enso, International Paper and Sappi, none of which need any special pretreatment. All substrates have been certified by Xeikon guaranteeing they will work seamlessly with the Xeikon presses.
Toner and consumables
Xeikon's QA-I toner, a dedicated toner for the label industry, offers significant benefits in terms of image quality, light fastness and food safety. Alongside the QA-I toner, the Folding Carton Suite includes a range of other certified consumables providing the best solution for varnishing, laminating and other post print processes.
Customers visiting the Xeikon booth at drupa 2012 will have the opportunity to see the Folding Carton Suite in action. Drupa 2012 takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany May 3-16, 2012. Xeikon will exhibit in Hall 8A, Booth B44.