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New Digital Label Applications with Xeikon’s Panther 2.0 Series

Xeikon has announced version 2.0 of its Panther UV inkjet technology with the launch of two new label presses: the Xeikon PX3300 and Xeikon PX2200. As the company’s wide portfolio evolves in line with advances in technology, the new presses, which replace the existing Xeikon PX3000 and Xeikon PX2000, feature advancement in two areas – applications and building blocks – to digitalize print manufacturing.

The new Panther 2.0 series reportedly offers new opportunities for label printers to expand their applications portfolio. Xeikon’s new robust substrate handles technology featuring a new splice table, web detection capability and cooled roller at the curing section. This makes it possible to print high-quality labels on a wider choice of substrates, including clear-on-clear facestock, which requires a high-quality opaque white to make the design stand out. Both presses can be configured with a fifth print station for white ink and can print on a wide range of self-adhesive media in addition to clear-on-clear, including coated paper, vinyl, PP, PE, PET and metalized.

The Xeikon PX2200 and PX3300 presses leverage the advantages of dedicated PantherCure UV inks, which meet the demands from brand owners for high-gloss, durable labels with high scuff resistance. The Panther DuraCureTM UV technology produces high-gloss effects and stands out across the widest color gamut while delivering exceptional long-term durability for multiple applications such as industrial, chemical and household labels, as well as high-end labels for the premium beer, spirit, beverage and health & beauty market sectors.

Driven by the powerful Xeikon X-800 digital front end (DFE), the new Panther UV inkjet presses reportedly offer superior and consistent print quality in combination with industry leading productivity. The cloud connectivity is achieved through the X-800, providing access to both machine data and job data.

The latest generation of Xeikon’s X-800 enables unique applications on the Panther series, such as haptic printing. This tactile layer of white delivers the sought-after embellishing effect inline with full color printing for designing labels with enhanced tactility and luxury feel. Also for variabilization, starting from black and white and going to color numbering and to the most complex full color variable data application through Xeikon’s new Vari-One option.

Available for virtual demonstration from the company’s Global Innovation Center in Belgium, the Xeikon PX2200 and Xeikon PX3300 – as well as the Xeikon PX3300 HC model – are available immediately in Europe and North America.

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

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