Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, has received the 2009 InterTech Technology Award for its 3300 digital press. The machine offers label converters ‘economical and environmentally-friendly’ production of short to medium runs and just-in-time jobs, says the company.
Michael V. Ring, vice president of sales and chief marketing officer of Xeikon’s North American operations, said: ‘The Xeikon 3300 is challenging the current quality-productivity paradigm by offering these two mutually exclusive capabilities together to label converters, and not sacrificing one for the sake of the other. As the InterTech Award honors excellence in innovative technology, we are happy and excited to have received this prestigious recognition.’
Filip Weymans, business development manager – labels and packaging, Punch Graphix International, said: ‘The InterTech award is the second major industry recognition for the Xeikon 3300. It also won the New Innovation Award at the 5th annual Label Industry Global Awards last year. These accolades from our industry experts, as well as the tremendous sales success we are experiencing with the 3300, demonstrate that it is a quantum leap in digital label printing. We are honored to have received the InterTech Award. It further strengthens our commitment to the label and packaging market.’
Printing Industry of America’s InterTech Award honors excellence in innovative technology for the graphic communications industry. The nomination criteria stipulate that the technology be recently developed but out of beta and be proven in industrial application, but not yet in widespread use. The technology must also be expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry over the next five years.
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