Xeikon – New Panther technology for UV inkjet label printing
BELGIUM • The new Panther technology is an UV inkjet platform that complements Xeikon’s dry toner digital label press portfolio. The first press based on this technology, the Xeikon PX3000, has been unveiled at the current Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 event.
Xeikon identified an opportunity to widen its role in the diverse market for self-adhesive label applications where dry toner is not the most optimal solution, but UV inkjet printing can bring more value. A few examples include digitally printed labels, previously produced on UV flexo or screen-print, where a glossy appearance and tactile look and feel is desired, or a high durability requirement for respectively the health & beauty and industrial end-use. There are plenty of end-use applications in the self-adhesive label market, each with their own requirement.
The Panther technology uses PantherCure UV inks and builds on Xeikon’s significant printing expertise. Furthermore, users can take advantage of the familiar Xeikon X-800 workflow connected to the new Xeikon PX3000. More details on the benefits and complementarity of UV inkjet and dry toner is described in a white paper, published by Xeikon.