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Xeikon, a key provider of equipment, services and consumables for digitally printed labels and packaging, today reconfirms its dedication to continuing to make critical consumables available for its presses. This enables customers to produce the documentation, labels and packaging required to get food, health and pharmaceutical products to market during the Corona crisis. As widely covered by the media, the coronavirus has impacted the health and well-being of many people in various countries around the world.

As you are aware, the Corona-Virus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly throughout the world and many countries have issued new directives in the past days in a response to the status of a pandemic. Many borders have been closed in Europe and in the America’s. We would like to re-assure you that Focus Label Machinery is, also within these extraordinary circumstances, actively working on the situation to secure all deliveries in order to minimise the impact it could have on your operations. This includes a regular re-scoping of daily events to keep up to date with current developments. We already put in place several preventive actions internally and with our suppliers to minimise effects in the future.

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Domino Digital Printing Solutions gave everyone a sneak preview of its next generation digital embellishment technology prior to its official launch in April 2020. In the video link below, watch Jim Orford, Domino’s K600i Product Manager, walk you through a demonstration of this newly developed digital cold foil and spot varnish application using Domino’s market leading UV ink jet K600i printers installed on an AB Graphic’s Digicon 3 finishing line.

HP Indigo 35K Digital Press enviro HR copy

New 5th- and 6th- gen HP Indigo digital solutions engineered for fast growth opportunities
• Series 5 and Series 6 are two new HP Indigo platforms delivering large digital print volumes thanks to high speed and productivity.
• Introducing the HP Indigo 100K B2-format commercial press, engineered for higher productivity with nonstop printing, delivering 6000 sheets per hour.
• Announcing LEPX, HP Indigo’s speed-focused architecture, which runs as fast as analog.¹ The narrow-web HP Indigo V12 Digital Press for labels offers up to 12 colors on press, running at up to 120 meters per minute.
• Eight additional new presses slated for release in 2020: the B2 HP Indigo 15K, SRA3+ HP Indigo 7K and HP Indigo 7eco for commercial printing, as well as the HP Indigo 6K, HP Indigo 8K, HP Indigo 25K, for labels and packaging, and HP Indigo 35K and B1 HP Indigo 90K for folding carton and specialty applications.
• More than 100 parts in the drupa portfolio were produced with HP 3D printing with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology.
• HP PrintOSX update unites cloud platform applications with an AI-driven service and support infrastructure offering solutions and automated processes as a cornerstone to the print factory of the future.

Next-gen HP Indigo V12 Digital Press, as fast as analog, redefines digital label printing
• Unveiling the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press for labels. The first HP Indigo based on next-gen LEPX architecture, the press prints as fast as analog and creates new opportunities for label production with HP Indigo’s renowned print quality, ink range, and application versatility.
• Spot Master, HP Indigo’s next-generation color automation technology, introduces the industry’s fastest time to brand colors with superior color quality and uniformity.
• HP Indigo 6K and HP Indigo 8K Digital Presses feature wider application possibilities, delivering more jobs per day using advanced color and workflow automation capabilities.
• B2 sheetfed HP Indigo 35K and roll-to-sheet B1 HP Indigo 90K presses for folding cartons serve verticals such as health and personal care, plastic cards and high-end folding carton markets with increased productivity, wider application range and extended color capabilities.
• HP Indigo 25K Digital Press provides improved total cost of ownership to help labels and flexible packaging converters grow profitably, delivering on-demand flexible packaging.
• HP PrintOSX and the HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging Print Server allow converters to realize the vision of the print factory of the future, processing more jobs every day with minimal operator touchpoints.

Products being launched at the interpack Processing & Packaging Expo in Dusseldorf 7-13, May, 2020, along with existing solutions shown there, will help manufacturers cost-effectively maximize uptime, performance and quality. This applies not only to product coding, but also more widely, by making it easier for producers to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) through quicker access to packaging line insights overall.

OPM Europa from Tilburg, The Netherlands developed an inkjet printer with water-based ink for direct-to-object printing of containers and bottles. The inkjet device is Powered by Memjet, who has an extensive track record in digital print technology.

For the standard applications in converting roll-fed labels, Lesko Engineering has developed a model that closes the gap in performance between a table-top rewinder and a complex converting machine. Built for narrow rolls (280 mm or 330 mm) and up to 250 m/min fast, the Lesko GL 280 / 330 can count, slit and precisely wrap.

Domino Digital Printing Solutions launched their new seven colour UV95 food packaging compliant digital ink set at Labelexpo Europe 2019. In the video link below, watch Louise Adcock, Domino’s N-Series Product Manager, walk you through a demonstration of this robust and reliable ink set on Domino’s market leading N610i digital ink jet label press filmed during the show.

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