Xeikon introduces new press based on SIRIUS technology

Xeikon has introduced a new addition to its graphic arts and commercial product portfolio with the launch of the Xeikon SX20000 digital colour press.

This is the second duplex press from Xeikon based on its SIRIUS dry toner technology, and is aimed at printers looking for a cost-effective machine that will give them superior image quality, perfect registration and exceptional colour quality control.

According to Xeikon, as the press has a high level of application flexibility, it will suit printers working in the production of high-quality books and direct mail, PoS materials, security print and general commercial print applications.

Xeikon market segment director Dimitri Van Gaever said, “In today’s printing world, we all know it’s about delivering value which encompasses quality, performance, sustainability and competitive pricing.

“With the launch of the Xeikon SX20000, Xeikon is offering printers in the graphic arts and commercial markets an investment opportunity – a press with unequalled capabilities at an attractive investment level.”

The Xeikon SX20000 has all the innovations of its flagship predecessor, the Xeikon SX30000, and is able to run at a printing width of 508mm on a broad range of substrates at 1200x3600dpi at speeds of 20m/min or 1700 B2 sheets/hour.

This single pass, duplex press is geared towards printers looking to streamline and optimise the production of high value, premium quality print with high coverage content on high quality papers. On top of that, the Xeikon SX20000 offers scalability with upgrades available in both speed and colour stations.

“With this new press, we are bringing to market a full rotary machine based on SIRIUS dry toner technology driven by Xeikon’s powerful X-800 workflow for full automation,” Van Gaever added.

Xeikon said the significant resurgence in printed book production in the last couple of years was the reason for the launch.

With Xeikon’s SX20000 digital colour press, designers and printers have no limitations as rotary printing makes it simple with perfect registration and imposition on much longer substrates.

“Xeikon’s strategy is to offer the Xeikon SX20000 as a highly versatile and flexible print production platform, perfect for specialist jobs such as quality targeted direct mail. Many direct mail companies are using high quality papers for a limited audience as well as the fifth station on the press for brand colours,” the company said.

To develop SIRIUS dry toner technology, Xeikon built on the four major areas of toner development, imaging technology, fusing technology and media conditioning.

“We believe the launch of the Xeikon SX20000 comes at the right moment in time. Printers looking for a roll fed machine with maximum efficiencies, a powerful workflow for full colour control and automated imposition plus all the processes necessary to compete, need look no further,” Van Gaever said.

“Many printers working in the graphic arts and commercial print markets are aware that they need to streamline their operation, reduce their TCO, increase productivity and uptime and also review their equipment. Printers looking for new revenue streams and considering a broader range of applications may be restricted because of printing equipment limitations.

“Our single pass duplex press is unique, designed to maximise and deliver a market leading performance and unequalled sustainability. The Xeikon SX20000 has everything and more to guarantee business growth and become the cornerstone of any print business.”

The company also recently launched two new digital label presses – the Xeikon CX30 and Xeikon CX50. The presses are built on its sixth-generation platform and based on CHEETAH 2.0 technology with new generation interfaces and cloud connection.

The Xeikon CX30 and Xeikon CX50 fit in the Xeikon portfolio between the Xeikon 3030 REX and Xeikon 3050 REX entry-level presses and the higher-end Xeikon CX300 and Xeikon CX500.

Xeikon has designed and developed the two new presses to suit any label printer operating on ‘middle capacity’, that is: 20,000-40,000sqm or 30,000-55,000 MSI in all end-use segments but excelling in the pharmaceutical, food, and wine and spirit label sectors.

For more information on the CX30 and Xeikon CX50, read the upcoming March 2021 issue of AP.

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