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Xeikon – Dejonghe Printing Company invests in Fusion configuration

(Left to right): Alexis and Birgit Dejonghe with Jos Liekens (managing director France and Benelux of Xeikon)

BELGIUM • Dejonghe Printing Company in Ypres was the first to opt for the Fusion technology solution by Xeikon. The packaging and labelling specialist plans to use this investment for the production of, among others, self-adhesive labels on cosmetics. The configuration is made up of three modules, first the Fusion module for the application of very high opaque white, second a Xeikon CX3 and third a Xeikon DCoat330. The Fusion module will be installed as pilot set-up.

The Fusion module is installed between the unwinder and the press, and facilitates the application of very high opaque covering white by means of digital printing technology. The capacity will moreover be higher than 90%; a prerequisite for the production of certain high-quality labels such as those used for cosmetics. The DCoat330 is installed in-line with the CX3 and is responsible for applying the finishing touches to the printed label material. In this process, the material is varnished with a UV varnish, punched and wound up onto a roll.

A long company history

Dejonghe Printing Company has a long history as family business dating back to its founding in 1890. Today, Birgit and Alexis Dejonghe are jointly at the helm of this printing company. Over the past 125 years, the five generations regularly invested in new technology from typo to offset, narrow belt labels and flexo to the production of duo labels and sleeves.

The Fusion concept

The concept of Fusion Technology brings the promise of a fully automated packaging production from order intake up to and including delivery to the customer closer. The technology combines full colour production with digital refinement in a single process. Fusion Technology, also referred to as digital combination printing, is a modular system built on a single platform where the printing processes are digital. These are then also all managed from the Xeikon X-800 (One-pass // One platform // all digital) – and that makes it possible that all printing plates can be variable – which therefore accounts for the automation of the entire production. This technology was demonstrated for the first time during the Brussels Labelexpo in 2015 and was also on display during the drupa trade fair.

Armin Karl Geiger

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