Xeikon has announced details regarding the purchase of a Xeikon 6000 digital colour press by WK360, Luton, a creative design and print business with a focus on retail and fashion.
An early adopter of the Xeikon technology, WK360 has traded back its 1997 Xeikon DCP/50D digital colour press in order to upgrade its capabilities to one of the very latest models. “Things have come a long way in that time,” confirmed Lawrence Palmer, Managing Director of WK360. “The weights of stock that we can work with, the colour control that we have on the new system, and the vastly superior resolution that is now possible: these all go to make the Xeikon 6000 a most impressive digital printing system.”
With a focus on point-of-sale production, one important aspect of Xeikon equipment has stayed exactly the same. “The ability to produce work up to B2 in size – and virtually any length of print – still sets the Xeikon digital print engine apart from the vast majority of machines on the market. We had the opportunity to review the market again, of course, but could find nothing that could compete with the price / performance package of the Xeikon. The quality of the product produced is now even better: and when you are producing POS product for the retail industry, especially within the fashion sector, you have the most colour conscious customers in the world. They demand only the best,” said Lawrence Palmer.
The print production work handled by WK360 consists of point-of-sale material for large retail chains, including colour critical work for fashion and home furnishing specialists – with runs often running into several hundred copies.
“The work for the fashion industry is very demanding in terms of colour requirements. The capabilities of the Xeikon combined with the latest FA toner really does help us to meet the expectations of such a colour critical market,” confirmed Lawrence Palmer.
Commenting on the latest installation at WK360, a delighted Danny Mertens, Business Development Manager Document Printing at Xeikon, said: “It is very good news for us when an existing customer decides to renew their product with another Xeikon machine. It shows that, after reviewing other products that are available in the market, there is still nothing better than a Xeikon digital colour press to produce the job.
“It is also a great delight to be able to please a market so colour critical as the fashion market. This is the very best of evidence for any other prospective purchaser of digital printing equipment.”
WK360 has been developing creative solutions to challenges facing marketing and creative professionals since 1979. Although the name has changed – the company used to be known as White Knight 360 – reflecting the changing market over the years, the company’s core family-based ideals remain the same: valuing staff and customers’ and listening to both. WK360 offers a fusion of creativity, project management, technological expertise, and a really deep understanding of every market serviced. The company offer an impressive array of in-house services that combine the talents of industry specialists in the fields of design, artwork, repro, retouching, swatch matching, colour management, photography, web design, digital printing and print management.
About the Xeikon 6000
With true 1200dpi at 4-bits-per-dot resolution the Xeikon 6000 provides users with the very best in quality on a wide range of print media and formats. With printing speeds of up to 160 ppm and duty cycles of up to 5 million pages per month, the Xeikon 6000 is the dedicated total solution for a wide range of applications, from graphic arts, and quality direct marketing pieces to the most sophisticated web-to-print applications. The digital colour press can handle substrates from 40gsm through to 350gsm.
Xeikon NV (XEI: AEX) 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, and 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.
For more information, visit www.xeikon.com.