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Xeikon expands label production capabilities with 'one-pass' opaque white printing

Innovative label printing technology offers 'no label or label-less look' with a much higher productivity

(PresseBox) (Lier, Belgium, ) Xeikon, a leader in digital color printing innovation, announced today that its latest label presses offer converters a much higher productivity with its 'onepass' opaque white toner to create the 'no label or labelless look' on transparent labels.

Transparent - or clear film - selfadhesive labels have emerged as a highly desirable option for companies looking to enhance their brand image and seeking an alternative to glueattached paper labels. "Clearly, an increasing number of brands are recognizing that they can achieve a higher impact on the shelf with this 'no label or labelless look', as it provides a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance," said Filip Weymans, Business Development Manager - Labels and Packaging at Xeikon. "Xeikon stands alone as the only digital color label press manufacturer with a 'onepass' opaque white capability. As a result, label converters can now create this look with a much higher productivity on the Xeikon technology. We're happy to offer this added competitive advantage to the market."

All the Xeikon label presses come equipped with five color stations: four for the standard process colors (CMYK) and the fifth station for gamut expansion or spot colors, including its 'onepass' opaque white toner. Xeikon's latest label press, the Xeikon 3500, will be available for demonstrations at Labelexpo Americas 2010 (Booth #6135, Hall F) in Chicago from September 14-16, 2010.

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About Xeikon

A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers highend digital colour printing systems for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced webfed printing engines using LEDarraybased, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon's production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit

Punch Graphix nv

Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers highend digital colour printing systems, software and consumables for the commercial, document printing and industrial markets. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to highend UV-CTP imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clearminded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver costeffective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit