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Xeikon Café 2017 – Third edition sets new records

About 800 visitors at Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 (Source: Xeikon)

BELGIUM • A record number of visitors attended the 3rd edition of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017.  The four-day event, which took place March 28 to 31 in Lier, attracted more than 800 international visitors. During Xeikon Café the company introduced the first product its Panther UV inkjet technology entering the inkjet printing market. Featuring business and technical conferences as well as demonstrations of more than 30 digital print applications about 40 industry supplier displayed their end-to-end solutions at Xeikon Café

Xeikon used this event to announce its entry into the production inkjet market with Panther UV inkjet technology, and the first product in that family, the PX3000. “We have targeted this production inkjet press at the industrial labels market,” Weymans added, “and Xeikon Café attendees were the first to see it in action, to rave reviews. Panther technology and the PX3000 is the result of Xeikon’s many years of experience in the label industry and our desire to take our product offerings in this space to the next level.

Please find here videos from the new technology and the event here
and for more details to the introduced product of the Panther UV inkjet technology click here!

Highlights of the business conference included an energetic keynote presentation by Rafi Albo from Segmarketing. He showcased some inspirational and creative ways print can be used as part of campaigns in a way that makes print interactive. Other speakers, including Kevin Karstedt from Karstedt Partners and Sean Smyth from Smithers Pira, covered diverse topics such as market trends, brand protection, mixing conventional and digital in a hybrid production mode. The technical conference covered topics such as flexible packaging to durable, wrap-around and pharma self-adhesive labels.

Participating Xeikon Café Partners are:

AB Graphic International Ltd, Actega Terra GmbH, Advanced Track and Trace, AGFA Graphics, Avery Dennison, AVT, Bograma, Brotech Graphics Co., Ltd, Cartes, CERM, CHILI Publish, Diamond Photofoil Limited, Esko, Flint Group Flexographic Products, Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Sheetfed, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Grafotronic AB, Highcon Systems Ltd., Hybrid Software NV, Iggesund Paperboard, Label Traxx, Lake Image Systems Ltd, Meech International, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software AG, Rietstack, Scodix, Sei S.p.A., Smag Graphique, Stora Enso, ThermoFlexX, Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Tresu Group, Tronics, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Europe GmbH, Zanders and Zünd Systemtechnik AG.

In the upcoming issue of NarrowWebTech, publication date 18 May 2017, we will report in detail about Xeikon Café 2017, the exhibiting companies relevant for the label industry and more! You can download the latest issue of our magazine covering narrow web packaging, label printing and converting & more relevant topics in our online shop.

Rosina Obermayer

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