Flexolabels, one of the leading label printers based in Wroclaw, Poland, has taken delivery of a Xeikon 3300 digital label press to further drive business development and address customer demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Flexolabels, established in 2013, specializes in digital label printing for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. It has moved into digital production five years ago with the installation of its first Xeikon 3030 digital label press.
‘Today, Xeikon machinery is driving our business forward. The most significant benefit is the opportunity to extend our product range. Adopting Xeikon digital technology has enabled us to engage with several new industries and propose new solutions which were not possible before,’ said Izabela Harczuk, CEO of Flexolabels.
‘In 2015 we invested in a Xeikon 3030 full color digital press and since then our business has gone from strength to strength. Now we have upgraded to a Xeikon 3300 with even more advantages enabled by Xeikon’s amazing X-800 digital front end - increased speeds for faster delivery times, shorter runs and the ability to produce even more complex and creative labels. Our decision to work with Xeikon was definitely the right choice,’ added Harczuk.
Flexolabels’ decision to invest in a Xeikon 3030 was partly due to knowing the press could be upgraded in the future to other models such as the 3300 or the more extended 3500 version.
‘With our latest investment and thanks to the upgrade in speed on the Xeikon 3300 we have doubled speed and productivity. Our printing speed at 20m/min (65 ft/min) corresponds to a speed of 45-50m/min (150-65ft/min) in conventional printing (taking into consideration downtime related to the time it takes to switch between jobs with conventional technology). Thanks to this, the payback period for the Xeikon press has been practically cut in half and the differences in traditional printing and digital printing costs have become even more blurred,’ said Harczuk.
The Xeikon digital press also gave Flexolabels opportunities to diversify its options in several ways - from printing variable data, numbers and images, to printing short runs and providing ecologically sound optiond through printing with dry toner for accredited food safety as well as security type technologies which include brand security (micro printing, using toners visible only in UV light). The company’s awareness of the impact of the packaging industry on the environment was one of the most important factors in their choice of digital technology.
‘We are seriously considering investing in another digital press from Xeikon because the benefits so far have been invaluable to us, especially during these atypical circumstances. For example, the option to rapidly change the design of printed labels due to the Covid-19 pandemic has helped us meet our customer’s requirements and the ability to print and deliver labels within 24 hours has also been very much appreciated by our clients,’ concluded Harczuk.