Xeikon Targets Chinese Label Market
LIER, Belgium—Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, strengthened its China operation by partnering with one of the region's leading distributors, United Printing Equipment Corp. Under the terms of the distribution agreement, United Printing will support Xeikon in the labels and packaging printing market, providing sales and service support for the Xeikon 3000 and Xeikon 3300 digital presses, as well as the company's finishing, workflow, and substrate solutions for labels market.
Filip Weymans, business development manager labels and packaging at Punch Graphix, comments, "At drupa 2008, we made a clear commitment to the labeling market with the introduction of the award-winning Xeikon 3000 and 3300 digital presses. The appointment of a distributor dedicated to the labeling sector underlines this commitment. It will ensure Chinese printers have access to leading digital labels and packaging printing technology and receive outstanding customer support."
Shangai-based United Printing Equipment has more than ten years of experience supplying flexo printing equipment in China. Commenting on the new partnership, Benny Shaw, president of United Printing Equipment, says, "With the quality of digital printing technology advancing rapidly, more and more Chinese printers are looking at incorporating digital solutions into their infrastructures. The Xeikon digital presses are ideal for our region. They are very easy to use and integrate with their existing set-ups, which means that traditional printers will immediately enjoy the many commercial benefits they deliver and see a fast return on their investment."
Digital UV Ink Printing System
RONKONKOMA, N.Y.—Griffin-Rutgers Company, Inc., the North American representative for Heidelberg's Linoprint Digital Printing Systems, introduced Linoprint FixedLine, a digital UV ink printing system employing piezo-based, drop-on-demand inkjet technology. FixedLine provides high-resolution, real-time, variable in-line printing, coding, and decorating of folding cartons, labels, web stocks, and blister packs in widths up to 70, 140, or 210 mm, and at speeds up to 25 m/min.