EFI and Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, have entered into an exclusive partnership for the EFI Jetrion UV inkjet press portfolio, with Xeikon now to service, support and supply EFI Jetrion presses worldwide.
Under the partnership, Xeikon will service, support and supply the worldwide Jetrion customer base, and continue the direct sales of Jetrion digital label printing systems as part of the Xeikon portfolio of digital dry toner and UV inkjet presses for the self-adhesive label market. This includes the Xeikon Cheetah Series and entry-level Xeikon 3000 Series of dry toner label presses, as well as the Xeikon Panther UV inkjet label presses.
‘EFI Jetrion printing systems have helped to establish the market for industrial digital inkjet label production, and the numerous innovations developed for high-resolution Jetrion technology – including high-end, production-class LED imaging, superior opaque white ink and true all-in-one integrated print, varnish, cut and slit systems – have given EFI Jetrion the largest installed base of UV inkjet label presses in the world,’ said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. ‘As we expand our portfolio of industrial inkjet products, we prioritized our go to market investment and resources. It was a clear choice for us to pick Xeikon, one of the undisputed leaders in digital label printing, as the ideal partner to continue a trustworthy sales and service operation for the Jetrion product line.’
EFI has detailed plans to exit the label printing market as it concentrates on areas with higher growth opportunities.
Gecht continued: ‘Knowing that our label customers will be in excellent hands in this partnership, we are looking forward to working closely with Xeikon to continue to provide ink for our current and future customers as we look for opportunities to expand this partnership to productivity software and future innovation.’
Benoit Chatelard, president and CEO, Digital Solutions, Flint Group, stated: ‘Xeikon is the perfect partner to market, service and support the EFI Jetrion product line. Xeikon is a technology-agnostic solutions provider with almost 30 years of experience in digital printing. With over 500 digital label presses installed worldwide, we are an acknowledged leader in the self-adhesive label market. Xeikon has the broadest digital label printing offering in the market, including workflow, presses, embellishment modules and converting equipment, and a worldwide service and support network that is unparalleled in the label market. All our customers are fully trained, serviced and supported through direct, first-line contact with Xeikon engineers, and this will be no different for the Jetrion customers.’