UK printer PeterLynn has installed a Xeikon CX3 digital colour label press that gives it ‘at least 50 percent more capacity’, as well as expanding the range of label materials that we can print, according to the company’s managing director, James Lindsay.
The Xeikon CX3 5-color digital label press hardware offers variable substrate widths up to 330mm (13in). This latest machine provides PeterLynn with a top speed of 30m/min (96ft/min).
A long-time user of the technology, PeterLynn installed its first Xeikon machine back in 2012, upgrading the original Xeikon 3030 press to a Xeikon 3300 model in 2014 to increase throughput, and Lindsay said: ‘Xeikon technology has helped us to dramatically change our business since we first installed the 3030 machine back in 2012. Our digital label work has grown tremendously over the five years, and the investment in the new Xeikon CX3 press had become essential in order for us to keep up with the volume of orders that we are now having to process.
‘The new press will give us at least 50 percent more capacity, as well as expanding the range of label materials that we can print.
‘The work generated by having this digital capability has helped us to expand our business. We still run flexo presses, and they have continued to be busy during this time. The work for the Xeikon machine has been generated from new work for existing customers, and new work from new customers.’
PeterLynn sales and marketing manager Vicky Waine added: ‘We have been regularly reaching production capacity on the Xeikon 3300 over the last few months. The additional capacity of the new press will be very welcome. The latest toners that we can use will also allow us to expand the range of work that we can produce. Because of the lower fusing temperatures of Xeikon's Ice toners, we can now work with PE materials, which are particularly heat sensitive. This will open the door for us to work with the flexible materials that are used for a lot of cosmetics products.’
Filip Weymans, vice president of global marketing at Xeikon, stated: ‘The team at PeterLynn have produced some very high quality labels on their Xeikon 3300 and the new press will give them the opportunity develop their production even further.’