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Tapecon acquires a Xeikon digital press

February 10, 2009

The Xeikon 3300 is a five color toner based press that operates at speeds up to 63 feet per minute.

Tapecon, a label converter in Buffalo, NY, USA, has invested in a Xeikon 3300 digital color label press. The company, more than 90 years old, serves customers in a range of markets, including food and beverage, health and beauty, medical and medical devices, and military.

“We take pride in our man and machine competencies and deliver high-impact decal, overlay and label solutions that enhance, identify, and protect our customers’ products,” says Jay Ziegler, Tapecon’s director of marketing and strategy. “With our digital printing expertise, we are able to offer high quality, short to medium runs with quicker turnarounds and cost savings to our customers. The Xeikon 3300 will further enable us to provide these value-added solutions. It is truly an industry leading digital color press in terms of its imaging quality, reliability, productivity and eco-friendliness.”

The Xeikon 3300 offers 1200 dpi resolution at four bits per spot. It has a top speed of 63 feet per minute and a monthly duty cycle of 2.3 million feet. The press includes five color stations, four of which are for the standard process colors. The fifth color station can be used for spot colors (for gamut expansion and producing brand colors), one-hit opaque white and special security toner. “In our experience, the Xeikon 3300 is the only digital color label press with one-hit opaque white capability,” adds Ziegler.

According to Michael V. Ring, VP sales and chief marketing officer of Xeikon’s North American operations, “With the Xeikon 3300, Tapecon will further enhance its competitive advantage by broadening its array of digital printing labels and strengthen its position as an industry leader.”