Belgium’s Xeikon’s UV-Inks for Panther series to reduce printing costs


Xeikon has announced that its new sustainable UV-Inks for PantherCure LED series, a new family of inks for use with Panther technology, will reduce printing costs. Xeikon’s Panther Technology, introduced in 2017, is based on UV inkjet and is the most cost-effective technology to address specific end-use markets, focused on labels across industries.

The PantherCure LED inks come with new waveforms, software and optimised screening. These deliver a long list of benefits including wider application range, a broader colour gamut enabled to address more brand colours, increased image quality by introducing a new screening, waveform and ink, delivering consistent UV curing throughout the time, LED ink curing requiring less energy for the same speed thereby decreasing the overall energy consumption, having a direct impact on the total operating costs, in-depth curing of LED light results in better ink-to-substrate adhesion and combining these new elements (ink, screening, waveforms, software) reduces ink consumption by 30 per cent on average, depending on the content of the job.

“Today we already supply LED UV-inks to the Xeikon Jetrion base, therefore adding UV-LED inks was the next logical step for our Panther technology. Just last year we introduced a new generation of presses, the successors of the Xeikon PX2000 and Xeikon PX3000, thereby affirming our commitment to the label market and UV inkjet label business,” explained Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s VP for worldwide marketing. “Xeikon is renowned for having a determined sustainability programme and the PantherCure UV LED series contributes to these goals.”

The new inks are available on newly manufactured Xeikon PX3300 and Xeikon PX2200 as of October 2022. Starting in 2023, current customers of prior models of the Panther Press, Xeikon PX3000 and PX2000 will be eligible for field upgrades, the company said in a press release.

“The past couple of years have demonstrated that innovative companies with ‘future-proof’ products are those that provide the best options to the customer for application choice and the highest OEE to safeguard their business goals. Field upgradeability of existing equipment with new innovations protects customers’ investments. This is a perfect example of how Xeikon is market-agile and customer-focused,” added Weymans.

Xeikon is the only supplier, for the label printing industry, offering multiple digital printing technologies, dry-toner and UV inkjet; all with different values and benefits allowing an application-specific choice for printers and converters.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)

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