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Uruguayan packaging specialist Imprimex expands folding carton and label offerings with new Xeikon digital press

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Uruguayan packaging specialist Imprimex expands folding carton and label offerings with new Xeikon digital press

April 23, 2015 - 12:27

EEDE, Netherlands , April 20, 2015 (Press Release) -Advanced digital printing technology of Xeikon will allow Uruguayan packaging specialist to increase productivity and provide current and new clients with higher quality and versatility

Xeikon announces that Imprimex, a market leader in the Uruguayan packaging industry, has expanded its printing capacity with a Xeikon 3050 digital color press. The investment in the new press will allow the company to offer its label and folding carton clients the advantages of variable data printing, in short print runs and with the highest quality standards.

Founded in 1978, Imprimex continuously grew and adopted its technological processes in order to meet the quality and productivity requirements of its clients in the food, beverages, cosmetics, editorial and advertising industries within the Uruguayan and international markets. "The new Xeikon 3050 digital press will support our new sales channel in the area of short-run folding boxes, for products with high quality and safety demands such as those required by the pharmaceutical industry", says Horacio Rey Lottermoser, CEO of Imprimex. "Our strategy is to provide an answer to the international market trends. We want our clients to be able to count on a supplier that is capable of creating products like the ones developed in the most competitive markets worldwide. In Xeikon, we found a strategic partner that will help us to produce new and innovative products on the Xeikon 3050 press".

Filip Weymans, Director Segment Marketing labels and Packaging at Xeikon, adds: "The integration of the Xeikon 3050 press into Imprimex' digital printing capacity will consolidate its position as leading supplier in the packaging and label market in Uruguay. And it will contribute in the fulfillment of its mission to provide quality products, with a continuous improvement in the processes through the development of innovative ideas that meet the needs of its clients."

Unique print width and special features make Xeikon 3050 perfect choice

The choice of Xeikon's 3050 model was based on the unique print width (516mm / 20") of the press, which adjusts better to the client demands, and on the versatility for a diverse range of applications in the packaging market. "Thanks to its configuration (full rotary printing with variable repeat length) and print width, we can make better use of different formats and create more cost-effective price settings", states Horacio Rey, while commenting on some of the specific functions that motivated the selection of Xeikon's technology, "A new feature we highlight is the security printing possibility, which is very much sought for the authentication of original products. For us, it will be the ideal complement that will allow us to continue innovating and developing new products".

The Xeikon 3050 model is the entry-level press of the Xeikon 3000 Series, designed for label and packaging converters that require a greater capacity in the production of labels, folding cartons and promotional materials, with the functionality offered by digital printing technology. As business expands, the Xeikon 3050 press can be upgraded to one of the higher speed models of the Xeikon 3000 Series without any compromise in quality.

The Xeikon 3050 press that was installed recently at the 28.500 square feet headquarters of Imprimex in Montevideo, has a variable print width of 250mm / 9.8" to 516mm / 20" and prints with speeds of up to 9,6m/min or 31.5 ft/min to work with maximum volumes of 974.16 square feet per hour. "This productivity level promises a fast return-on-investment and an additional production capacity to support our future growth strategy", concludes Horacio Rey.

ABOUT IMPRIMEX

Imprimex S.A. has more than three decades of experience in the packaging industry. Its portfolio comprises folding boxes in cardboard and micro-corrugated, displays, bags and point of sale materials. The company also has an executive division specialized in the production of self-adhesive labels in rolls, sheets, paper, OPP and PVC, certified with the ISO 9001:2008 norm. For more information, visit www.imprimex.com.uy.

ABOUT XEIKON

Xeikon is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing. These presses utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

As an OEM supplier, Xeikon designs and produces plate makers for newspaper offset printing applications. Xeikon also manufactures basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. These proven CtP systems combine the latest exposure techniques with cost-efficient UV plate technology, high imaging quality and flexibility.

For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.

All the Xeikon solutions are designed with the overarching principles of profitability, quality, flexibility and sustainability in mind. With these guiding principles and a deep, intimate knowledge of its customers, Xeikon continues to be one of the industry's leading innovators of products and solutions.