Xeikon, a allotment of Punch graphix announced the launch of Xeikon 3000, its latest digital label presses. The Xeikon 3000 joins the Xeikon 3300, which was unveiled earlier this year at Drupa 2008 and completes the companys product portfolio for the label and packaging industry.
TP Jain, Managing director of Monotech, distributor4 for Xeikon in India said: "It is true that the label market has changed significantly over the last few years. And Xeikon 3000 has been introduced to satisfy the needs of the label and packaging industry."
Xeikon 3300 offers 1,200 dpi at four bits per spot. It can achieve top speed of 63 feet per minute and capable of a monthly duty cycle of 23, 00, 000 ft.
The Xeikon 3000 represents the entry-level counterpart of the Xeikon 3300. it has a top speed of 31.5 feet per minute and a monthly duty cycle of 15, 00, 000 feet.
Jain added "the Xeikon 3300 is an extremely fast digital color label press, particular suited for short to medium print runs and just in-time jobs, while the Xeikon 3000 allows label converters to master digital printing at a more leisurely pace."
The Xeikon 3000 can be upgraded to the Xeikon 3300 once the user is ready to go to the next level, he reiterated.