Xeikon has announces the launch of a new dry toner-based digital color press, the Xeikon 9800. The brand-new press was demonstrated for the first time at the Hunkeler Innovationdays. 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 colour 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 at reduced consumables cost. Deliveries are scheduled from September 2015 onwards. ‘We are very excited to showcase a brand-new digital color press at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015,’ commented 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 colour press is an excellent example of this strategy in action.’ The new Xeikon 9800 digital colour press underlines Xeikon’s heritage of innovation in digital print technology as the press sets another benchmark for quality and versatility in digital document and commercial printing. The Xeikon 9800 can print on a wide range of untreated substrates ranging from an amazingly lightweight 40 to 300gsm. Its uniquely adapted Xeikon QA-CD toner and Xeikon’s high-quality imaging system deliver a print resolution of 1200 x 3600dpi 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, 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. At the Hunkeler Innovationdays, the Xeikon 9800 was shown as part of the new Xeikon Leaflet Production Suite, also unveiled at the event. ‘While the Xeikon 9800 is an outstanding option for the Leaflet Production Suite,’ Olbricht added, ‘It is also an ideal element of Xeikon’s other specialty Production Suites for the document and 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 was 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.
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