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Launching the Fusion Embellishment Unit: Xeikon FEU

Xeikon announced the launch of its new Fusion Embellishment Unit – Xeikon FEU. This latest addition to its broad portfolio of digital equipment for labels builds on the company’s ambition to provide and equip label printers and converters with the most comprehensive portfolio of innovative digital equipment for the broad scope of label print manufacturing.

With complete digital finishing and embellishment capabilities, Xeikon’s FEU is based on MGI technology and reportedly provides UV spot varnish, tactile varnish, foiling, 3D textures and holograms across a wide range of substrates.

“Xeikon is first and foremost addressing the needs of its customers. We continue to adapt to current trends and with the launch of the Xeikon FEU we are offering our customers maximum opportunities,” said Filip Weymans, VP marketing, Xeikon. “The workflow integration built around our X-800 Vectorizer will ultimately provide our customers with all they need to effectively move towards total digital label print manufacturing.”

Using Xeikon’s Fusion Embellishment Unit, label printers with an existing portfolio of alcoholic beverages, gourmet food, and health & beauty labels could be able to achieve easy and fast proofing of new designs and faster times to market.

Using inkjet technology, any defined label area could automatically receive spot UV varnish with or without raised 3D texture effects. Similarly, for foiling applications the digital label area could receive digitally controlled foil with or without raised 3-D effects with limited complexity compared to analogue.

Xeikon’s FEU is a stand-alone solution, enabling it to embellish printed materials originating from different technologies. It is also able to pre-print foil onto substrates. Optionally, Xeikon’s FEU can be equipped with a semi rotational die cut unit so that it will deliver fully embellished and finished labels.

The Xeikon FEU will be commercially available in Europe and North America as from October 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.xeikon.com.