Eede, the Netherlands, 26 September, 2018 – As a leader in the development of dry toner printing technologies, having been in the dry toner research and development game for 30 years, Xeikon is bringing its latest dry toner developments to Labelexpo Americas. The new next-generation QB toner replaces QA-I and ICE toners for Xeikon 3000 series and Cheetah digital label presses. QB toner is now being shipped with all new label & packaging presses from Xeikon. Existing customers will be able to upgrade their presses in early 2019. Xeikon will be located in the Flint Group booth, Hall A #728, at the show, scheduled for 25 to 27 September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.
“As a leader in the development of dry toner technologies, Xeikon is always concerned with ensuring its dry toner products meet all regulatory requirements, including food safety,” said Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s Vice President of Marketing. “Dry toner continues to be the preferred technology for digitally printing packaging that is food-safe. Xeikon is future-proofing these solutions by monitoring regulatory changes to ensure continued compliance. Many label printers are already using Xeikon digital presses for food-related applications, and this new QB toner will ensure they stay at the forefront of regulatory compliance. At Labelexpo Americas, we will also be celebrating our 30-year anniversary of dry toner research & development, an effort that will only continue to accelerate into the future.”
Xeikon QB toners are available in formulations that require high temperatures for fusing (QB-I) and lower fusing temperatures (QB-IC and QB-CH). These formulations are designed to be compliant not only with today’s regulations, but with emerging regulations as well. Xeikon has replaced or omitted compounds in these toners that are now allowed but may potentially be affected by future regulatory action. “We have also removed components from these new toners that could lead to misinterpretation, such as tin,” Weymans added. “Visitors to our booth at Labelexpo Americas will get a first look at the new QB toners and gain insight into how it advances dry toner technology to the next level.”
“Labelexpo Americas promises to be a busy and exciting show,” Weymans added. “We’ll be unveiling our entry-level Xeikon 3030 based Label Discovery package, an entry-level label printing and converting solution that includes the Xeikon 3030 digital label press and the new entryDcoat, an inline or offline digital converting line. And we’ll also be demonstrating the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet label press, as well as the toner-based Xeikon 3500 and CX3 presses, offering visitors the ability to evaluate multiple technologies to determine what best meets their label needs. Xeikon label experts will be available throughout the show to speak with visitors about their business needs and provide technology-agnostic guidance as to the best possible solutions for profitability and business growth.”
At Labelexpo Americas, Xeikon will also be participating in the American debut of Labelexpo’s Automation Arena, featuring the industry 4.0 automated self-adhesive digital label printing production process.
At the show, Xeikon will be holding a press conference on September 25 at 3:45-4:15pm in Room 13 on the ground floor of the convention center.
Visit Xeikon in Hall A #728 which is also home at the show for parent company Flint Group.
Note to journalists: to schedule one-on-one meetings with Xeikon executives before or during the show, please contact Larry Vogel on +1 585 230 7489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.