Interket’s has invested in the latest Xeikon CX300 press to introduce digital printing capabilities and diversify the production of its Swedish plant, which currently operates only convectional presses.
‘Interket AB prides itself in offering our customers quality self-adhesive labels that are fit for purpose. This machine will complement our existing plant which only includes conventional presses that are excellent for medium to long run work,’ said Stefan Gustafsson, managing director of Interket. ‘However, to meet the needs of our market and provide a diverse platform, we investigated the potential benefits digital would give us for short run work, including variable designs and the opportunity to personalize or build in promotional campaigns for our customers across a multitude of markets.’
The CX300 which will be installed at Interket is a full color press, including one-pass opaque white and boasts food safe toners, a top speed of 30 meters per minute and prints at the resolution of up to 1200 dpi. The new press has been launched just a few weeks ago.
Hans Gerinckx, sales director of Xeikon, the digital division of Flint Group, added: ‘The Cheetah as it has been nicknamed, excels in productivity and high-quality print. With a top speed of 30 m/min, the Xeikon CX300 allows the use of substrate widths up to 330 mm which will offer Interket AB versatility in the short run market.
‘What makes it unique is the full rotary printing with a variable repeat length, hence label dimension is not impacting the press speed, you could even print labels of more than 1 meter long. All this happens at print resolution of 1200 by 3600 dpi and with a dry toner offering the highest level of food safety amongst all digital technologies.’
‘We have been impressed by the Xeikon CX300´s overall equipment effectiveness and it runs on most of our standard stock materials, but also give us the ability to work with customers to develop new and exciting ways to enhance their label designs and achieve the stand-out on the shelf they desire. The versatile workflow and fast changeovers mean this can be done efficiently, which is vital in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Ultimately this investment will broaden our product portfolio to existing and new customers and deliver the flexibility, variety and delivery performance they need. Exciting times lie ahead,’ concluded Gustafsson.
The Interket Group of companies serves a wide range of sectors across Western Europe including; manufacturing, security, logistics, chemicals, dairy, food, beverage and healthcare. It consists of headquarters in Denmark with additional sites in Holland, Germany, Sweden, and the UK.