Xeikon has launched REX program supporting printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production presses. Under this program, the company offers remanufactured, ecological, Xeikon (REX) digital presses to fulfill demand for short runs, just-in-time production and customization.
Jeroen Van Bauwel, director of product management said: ‘Xeikon has been offering digital presses into the market for more than 30 years. But often, our customers’ digital business runs faster than their press and after a few years they already need to re-invest in a faster model. The returned press still has a long lifetime ahead so with our REX program we are remanufacturing these older presses by running them through our factory, implementing all recent updates and upgrading the digital front end to the latest version of our workflow: X-800 6.0. The presses that have gone through the REX program are then offered again into the market at a very attractive investment cost. Through the program, we are making our well-known digital presses accessible to converters new to digital, with limited investment budgets.
Label converters are today investing in digital solutions ranging between 200k Euro up to 1.5m Euro. About 20 percent of these converters have an investment capacity of up to 300k Euro. Last year Xeikon introduced its Label Discovery Package, which provided an offer within this range of investment. By adding the 3030 REX to its portfolio, Xeikon is expanding the possibilities for all label converters.’
The Xeikon 3030 REX is an entry-level press, which will catapult converters looking to take their first steps into digital immediately into the professional and industrial space. This is a full color digital press with opaque white. The 3030 REX uses Xeikon dry toner technology, certified for food safety, therefore giving access to the significant food label markets. The dry toner also allows converters to address label end-uses requiring durability. The 1200 dpi print resolution ensures converters can serve the high-quality offset label market as well the flexo quality market. Xeikon’s digital front end, X-800 6.0, can be integrated with existing MIS systems, allowing fully automated job preparation and handling complex variable data jobs.
Jeroen Van Bauwel, Xeikon director of product management stated, ‘Beside the benefits of our press technology, a Xeikon investment can be regarded as long-term security. When necessary, our presses can be upgraded on-site for speed and width when the business evolves to that need. We believe the Xeikon 3030 REX will stimulate an even faster adoption of digital in the label market. Not forcing converters to make concessions about serving certain markets but addressing 90 percent of all end-use applications in the label industry. This will be an investment which can grow with their needs over time as their business evolves.’