Xeikon Signs ThermoFlexX Distribution Agreement With Anderson & Vreeland
ITASCA, IL—January 14, 2014—Xeikon has signed a distribution agreement with Anderson & Vreeland of Bryan, OH, for its ThermoFlexX line of high quality digital imagers for flexographic platemaking.
Anderson & Vreeland is a leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials. The company has more than 50 years of experience and a staff of technical sales representatives thoroughly knowledgeable about the ﬁne points of ﬂexography.
“Labels and packaging jobs today require more versatility than ever, and flexo and letterpress printers need more integrated plate production solutions, such as ThermoFlexX,” said Rick Mix, Xeikon’s channel manager for ThermoFlexX solutions in North America. “Anderson & Vreeland has the flexo expertise, technical support and respect of its customers to help us take advantage of this rapidly growing opportunity.”
“We’re happy to add Xeikon’s leading ThermoFlexX solutions to Anderson & Vreeland’s portfolio of flexo prepress solutions,” said Lee Zerfass, digital business manager of Anderson & Vreeland. “We look forward to a very productive partnership with this innovative company.”
The ThermoFlexX line of digital imagers is a complement to the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label and packaging presses.
Comprising leading-edge hardware and workflow software, the ThermoFlexX product line of imagers is based upon proven technology with open and modular digital-workflow solutions. ThermoFlexX enables customers to consistently produce high-quality digital flexographic and letterpress plates at resolutions of up to 5080 DPI.
ThermoFlexX digital imagers provide a range of unique benefits, some of which are listed below:
- Ergonomic plate mounting
- Advanced clamping design enables plates to be easily mounted without tape
- Highest resolution in the market at 5080dpi (equals 645 gray levels at 200lpi)
- Uniquely designed vacuum sliders offer the flexibility to use plates of any width
- Hybrid drum holds plates in place by vacuum or magnetics.
- Automated plate loading and unloading
About Anderson & Vreeland
Founded in 1961, Anderson & Vreeland has earned an international reputation as a leading provider of ﬂexo prepress solutions for the graphic arts industry. The company offers a “systems” approach to conducting business by evaluating customer needs and offering the best solutions in the form of equipment, materials, training and technology tailored for each customer. Anderson & Vreeland supports these solutions with over 50 years of experience and a staff of technical sales representatives thoroughly knowledgeable about the ﬁne points of ﬂexo. The company’s substantial ﬂexo experience and technical support sets it apart from other prepress suppliers. This experience and support results in smoother and easier integration of technical advancements affecting ﬂexo prepress.
Xeikon 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.