BELGIUM • The company announced new digital label presses in both the UV inkjet and dry toner segments. Beside the PX3000 and the PX2000, a new product is the Xeikon CX500 wide web digital label press in the company`s Cheetah Series.The new CX500 digital label press is based on a new generation dry toner platform that is ready for Industry 4.0. For larger sized labels, labels requiring an opaque white or an extended colour gamut, the CX500 outperforms all high-quality digital label presses in terms of productivity, thanks to its web width of up to 520 mm (20.47″), full rotary printing technology and 30 m/min (98 fpm) printing speed. The wide web press is part of Xeikon dry toner Cheetah Series serving the high-end self-adhesive label market, and it complements the narrow-web Xeikon CX3 introduced in 2015.
Just like the CX3, the CX500 runs on Cheetah toner which is based on Xeikon’s ICE technology and is designed specifically to cope with the higher speed. It ensures a reliable and proven printing process operating at 1200 dpi, that meets FDA regulations for food contact and allows to print on standard label materials without the need pre-treatment, including direct thermal papers, BOPP, PE and co-extruded films. The CX500 is driven by the X-800 digital front-end which enables consistent print quality. The digital label press will commercially be available in 2018.