Xeikon has received the 2012 InterTech Technology Award for its X-800 VariLane, a software add-on to the Xeikon X-800 Digital Front-End.
‘Label printers face an enormous challenge to remain competitive in today’s world of increasing consumer choice, and they require technologies that will enable them to maximize productivity and efficiency,’ said Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon NV. ‘What makes the X-800 VariLane such a compelling technology for label printers is the fact that it allows them to combine labels of different sizes and different SKUs within the same print job, reducing setup times and lowering costs. It’s a great honor to see the value of this technology recognized with an InterTech Technology Award.’
The X-800 VariLane technology – the culmination of several years of research and development – is specifically designed for the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label presses. It simplifies the pre-press process with digital imposition templates and is said to represent a major leap forward in optimizing the post-RIP (raster image processing) phase of the operation, taking full advantage of the flexibility and speed offered by the Xeikon 3000 Series. Labels with different SKUs and different sizes can be printed within the same print run.
The InterTech Technology Awards – sponsored by the Printing Industries of America – recognize the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80 percent of the technologies that have received this award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace, according to the Printing Industries. The InterTech stars, recognized as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented in person during the Premiere Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Gala on October 7 during Graph Expo in Chicago.