Xeikon, UPM Raflatac Qualify Label Substrates
ITASCA, Ill.—Xeikon announced that it has worked closely with UPM Raflatac to qualify a range of label substrates on its Xeikon 3300 digital press. The qualified substrates represent conventional label stocks commonly used in narrow web label printing. The ability to use conventional stocks provides an advantage in terms of cost savings and the effective implementation of digital technology.
Qualified substrates from UPM Raflatac include paper stocks as well as synthetic films, such as clear and white polypropylene (BOPP), and polyester (PET) of varying thicknesses. According to Xeikon, the qualification process, conducted at the company’s North American technology center near Chicago, ensures that all the tested substrates will provide optimal print quality and stable printing behavior on the Xeikon 3300.
“We are very happy to announce the increased availability of UPM Raflatac label substrates to our current and prospective customers,” says Michael V. Ring, president of Xeikon North America. “We’re continuously developing our database of media script files and expanding the number of qualified substrates for our label technology. This will enable our users to take full advantage of the substrate flexibility of the Xeikon 3300.”
“Xeikon understands that substrate flexibility is one of the critical components for the success of any label printing operation. We are extremely excited about partnering with Xeikon to help label converters grow their businesses,” says Patrick Goss, prime business director, UPM Raflatac. “The recently qualified UPM- Raflatac substrates will provide exceptional imaging quality to the users of the Xeikon 3300.”