New Digital Color Press for The Label Smith

ITASCA, IL—February 5, 2013—Xeikon NV, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced that Pasadena, TX-based company, The Label Smith, a full-service label printer, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3500 digital color press to support its growing digital business.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Label Smith has grown into one of the region’s leading label printers, specializing in custom labels for food and water containers. After a review of products from a range of competitors, the company chose the Xeikon 3500 citing capability, flexibility and service support of the Xeikon technology among their primary reasons.

Many of The Label Smith’s customers require a high level of customization and the company needed a digital printing solution that would minimize downtime. Previously, changed job orders cost The Label Smith’s team precious hours and lost productivity. With the Xeikon 3500, such changes take very little time, while maintaining high quality and value for customers.

Tim Smith, founder of The Label Smith said, “The print quality of the Xeikon 3500 really stands out. Ease of maintenance is tremendous. It’s allowing me to say ‘Bring it on’ to new jobs, instead of saying ‘I can’t work 24 hours a day’. I’m throwing the world at it and have been very satisfied.”

With a 20.3 inch web width, the Xeikon 3500 is ideal for the production of label as well as packaging applications. Equipped with high-precision LED-based imaging heads, it features true 1200 dpi resolution with variable dot density, generating excellent image quality. The Xeikon 3500 is equipped with five color stations, four for the standard process colors and the fifth station for the use of gamut expansion colors or a one-pass opaque white toner or a security toner for anti-counterfeiting applications.

Due to its full rotary printing technology, the speed of the press is unaffected by the number of colors used and the size of the labels. The press can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 3.8 million square feet, allowing plenty of room for growth to its users. It runs on Xeikon’s QA-I toner which is FDA-compliant for indirect and direct contact with dry food.

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About Xeikon

Xeikon NV. (XEI: AEX) is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing. These presses utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

As an OEM supplier, Xeikon designs and produces platemakers for newspaper offset printing applications.

Xeikon also manufactures basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. These proven CtP systems combine the latest exposure techniques with cost-efficient UV plate technology, high imaging quality and flexibility.

For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.

All the Xeikon solutions are designed with the overarching principles of profitability, quality, flexibility and sustainability in mind. With these guiding principles and a deep, intimate knowledge of its customers, Xeikon continues to be one of the industry’s leading innovators of products and solutions.

Source: Press Release

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