Digital press manufacturer Xeikon introduced VariLane, a software plug-in for its X-800 Digital Front End, at Labelexpo this week. With VariLane, printers can create imposition schemes for label runs with different references and with labels of different sizes. This offers printers flexibility to optimize the amount of material used and to maximize print time, further improving production capacity.
The company launched a new version of its QA-I toner in spt red and orange at Labelexpo Europe. The new colors feature improved light fastness up to a level six on the blue wool scale, and meet FDA food safety requirements for both direct and indirect dry food contact.
The range of substrates that can be used on the Xeikon press expanded to include cast polyethylene supplied by MACtac. “To date, the market perceived that it was impossible to use dry toner technology to print on PE,” says Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s business development manager for labels and packaging. “Visitors to our stand are finding out that it is now 100 percent achievable and with the highest levels of print quality. We are printing on cast PE material at the show using the Xeikon 3500, so visitors can see the quality for themselves.”