CDigital Invests in Xeikon Imaged Film Technology

CDigital Invests in Xeikon Imaged Film Technology BALTIMORE, MD, and ITASCA, IL | Xeikon, a div. of Punch Graphix, has announced that CDigital, a leader in providing full color digital heat transfers to the product decoration industry, has made the decision to enhance their current operations by implementing new Xeikon technology.

"Our customers rely on us to provide fast turn, often next day, shipment of our Grafixx imaged film," said Paul Smith, CDigital's CEO. "Our most recent investments in the Xeikon technology will assure that we continue to meet or exceed these important service requirements."

CDigital currently uses one of the earlier generation Xeikon presses to print full-color images on a polyester film, trade-named "Grafixx." The Grafixx film is shipped to customers having conventional heat transfer equipment to transfer the images from the film to the product. Grafixx decorates flat, as well as irregular shaped and cylindrical products.

"In addition to doubling our print capacity, the latest Xeikon technology is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software,” adds Smith. “It will enable us to handle all of the current and anticipated art software used by our most creative customers with very little pre-press activity on our part," added Smith.

Smith sees opportunity in the current economy and expects to increase business throughout 2009. CDigital's Grafixx process offers full color decoration for the same price as one, no set-up charges which encourages shorter runs, and fast turns which reduces inventory levels.

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