American digital solutions manufacturer Xante has appointed Australian Graphic Servicing (AGS) as its Australian dealer to distribute and support Xante products.
Glenn Maynard, director of AGS, says, “We have been looking for a niche digital solution for some time now and we were pleasantly surprised when we were approached by Xante, which has a great reputation for reliability and stands by its varied portfolio of digital production models.
Xante has had representation in Australia previously but the company sees AGS as the ideal fit for its solutions. Mark Priede, vice president of sales for Xante says, “We reached out to AGS because of its servicing heritage and strong standing in the Australian marketplace.”
To kick things off, AGS will roll out the Xante digital multi-media press with Enterprise feeder and conveyor and the Xante En/Press digital multi-media press. Maynard describes it as a print shop in a box; a digital device that can make polyester plates as well for offset printers.
He says, “This brand new system, specifically designed for small commercial printers and print shops, is a low cost, high quality, and chemical free solution. The best part is that it is all contained within the En/Press which is already the best way to print envelopes, NCR multi-part forms, stationery, invitations, announcements and more.”
Recently, Xante has made significant investments in research and development, which has resulted in two additions to its stable: the X-32 and the Excelgraphics 4800. The X-32, a heavy-duty, six colour, high speed UV curable inkjet flatbed can print on any large object or irregular surface. The Excelgraphics 4800 digital package printing solution offers a high speed, flat bed, UV ink jet system.
Priede says, “Everything we do is geared toward listening to our most valuable resource, the customer. We understand the need for cutting-edge technology, products, and services that allow you to be more productive and profitable in your business.”
The Xante En/Press digital multi-media press received a Red Hot Technology award at Graph Expo in the USA. Regarded as must-see products, Red Hot Technology recipients have come to market since June 2017 as new or significant updates to existing products which excite the industry.
Andrew Dunn, business development manager at AGS says, “The En/Press is a really exciting product for the Australian Print market. Imagine being able to make CTP plates for your offset job; having an in house digital solution that can print variable data on NCR; and a work flow job costing system.
“This print shop in a box really delivers a win-win for printers. We have already had strong interest in this product. The Xante devices, coupled with IQueue PDF workflow software as standard, offer printers simple to use imposition, job layout, variable data, job costing and more.
“It allows you to improve in house productivity; to print on a wider range of sheet sizes and media, up to 4,000 full colour envelopes per hour; and to run full colour jobs including variable data in one pass. Plus, the output is 100 per cent waterproof.”
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