Digital colour printer manufacturer Xeikon will reveal its latest flat-bed die-cut unit Xeikon FDU at drupa 2016, and is set to provide end-to-end printing and converting for folding carton printers.
Xeikon says the new unit is ‘ideal’ for nearline finishing of digital work, but can also accommodate offset litho runs. The machine is the final addition to Xeikon’s suite of folding carton printers.
Product management director for Xeikon Jeroen Van Bauwel says the FDU can also print on traditional material as well as Xeikon designed technology.
“Our FDU was designed specifically for Xeikon technology, although it can also be used for materials printed using conventional printing methods. The FDU enables converters to rapidly finish quick turnaround jobs in a cost effective way,” says Bauwel.
“This approach streamlines throughput, eliminates bottlenecks, improves production flexibility and increases overall plant capacity. Sheets are accurately and automatically registered for precise cutting and creasing without the need for time-consuming set-ups.”
Bauwel says the FDU can work with paper, carton board and microflute corrugated board, and is a ‘valuable proposition’ for pharma and cosmetic boxes.
According to Xeikon the flatbed system can handle sheet sizes from 400x400mm up to 530x1000mm and can print 2000 sheets per her.
Visitors to Xeikon’s stand at drupa can witness demonstrations at stand B20 in Hall 8a.
Xeikon is the digital printing arm of Flint Group after being acquired late last year, and designs and develops web-fed digital colour presses for label, packaging and commercial printing.
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