Xeikon announces today the launch of a new dry toner-based digital color press, the Xeikon 9800. The brand-new press will be demonstrated for the first time at the Hunkeler Innovationdays which takes place from February 23 to 26, at the Messe Lucerne exhibition facility in Switzerland. Its reputation for showcasing creative solutions that are fit for the future, makes this bi-yearly industry gathering the ideal venue for the product launch. The Xeikon 9800 will replace the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital color production presses, complementing the 8500 and 8600 presses. The Xeikon 9800 digital color press uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner, delivering the proven outstanding Xeikon print quality at speeds up to 21.5 meter per minute (70.5 feet per minute) at reduced consumables cost. Xeikon will be taking orders for the new Xeikon 9800 digital press as of today, starting at Hunkeler. Deliveries are scheduled from September 2015 onwards.
“We are very excited to showcase a brand-new digital color press at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015,” comments Monika Olbricht, Sales Director Document Printing Europe for Xeikon. “Our long-lasting support of this event and our timing in announcing this new press signals our strong belief in the value of dry toner printing as well as business opportunities in the document printing space. Xeikon will continue to invest in this technology for the foreseeable future, bringing innovation along with added quality and functionality to our customers. The new Xeikon 9800 digital color press is an excellent example of this strategy in action.”
Taking dry toner technology to new levels
The new Xeikon 9800 digital color press underlines Xeikon’s heritage of innovation in digital print technology as the press sets another benchmark for quality and versatility in digital document & commercial printing. The Xeikon 9800 can print on a wide range of untreated substrates ranging from an amazingly lightweight 40gsm to 300gsm. Its uniquely adapted Xeikon QA-CD toner and Xeikon’s high-quality imaging system deliver a print resolution of 1200×3600 dpi with variable dot density for unmatched quality. Integrated with the variable data capabilities of the Xeikon X-800 front-end, this press is perfectly suited for high-end direct marketing work.
At speeds of up to 21.5m per minute (70.5 feet per minute), the Xeikon 9800 is the most productive digital color press in the Xeikon portfolio with 5/5 single-pass duplex printing. Available QA-CD toners include CMYK, Red, Green, Blue, Extra Magenta and SuperBlack as well as White and Clear (UV reflecting) toner. Upon request, Xeikon can also provide special colors specified by print production operations and their brand owner clients.
Live in action at the Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015
At the Hunkeler Innovationdays, the Xeikon 9800 will be shown as part of the new Xeikon Leaflet Production Suite, also being unveiled at the event. “While the Xeikon 9800 is an outstanding option for the Leaflet Production Suite,” Olbricht adds, “it is also an ideal element of Xeikon’s other specialty Production Suites for the document & commercial print market. These suites have been developed in conjunction with Xeikon’s Aura Partner Network to address market requirements for a broad range of applications. We are looking forward to sharing this news with attendees along with our great story relative to the many opportunities offered by dry toner-based digital color printing.”
At the show, the Xeikon 9800 will be equipped with a Hunkeler Unwinder, a Web Finishing module that protects against damage in the converting device, a Hunkeler cutter that cuts to clean sheets, and a GUK folding device, a single conveyor belt that stacks the leaflets. Finally, a camera inspection system, integrated with the print engine, offers quality assurance and data integrity by checking every print. Demonstration samples will be printed on ultra-thin quality paper of 40-60gsm, made possible by the Xeikon QA-CD toners.