Xeikon launches 9800 printer at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Xeikon has unveiled its new dry toner-based digital colour press, the Xeikon 9800, at Hunkeler Innovationdays, which is being held this week in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The printer, which will replace the Xeikon 8800 in the family of digital colour production presses, will complement the 8500 and 8600 models.

The device uses the firm’s new QA-CD toner, which delivers high quality at speeds of up to 21.5m/min at reduced consumables cost.

“We are very excited to showcase a brand-new digital colour press at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015,” said Xeikon Document Printing Europe sales director Monika Olbricht.

“Our long-lasting support of this event and our timing in announcing this new press signals our strong belief in the value of dry toner printing as well as business opportunities in the document printing space.

“Xeikon will continue to invest in this technology for the foreseeable future, bringing innovation along with added quality and functionality to our customers. The new Xeikon 9800 digital colour press is an excellent example of this strategy in action.”

The device offers 5/5 single-pass duplex printing and can print on a wide range of untreated substrates, ranging from 40gsm to 300gsm. The QA-CD toner and Xeikon’s high-quality imaging system deliver a print resolution of 1,200x3,600dpi.

The company is pitching the press at the high-end direct marketing sector, due to the variable data capabilities of the machine’s Xeikon X-800 front-end.

The Xeikon 9800 is being shown at Hunkeler Innovationdays as part of the new Xeikon Leaflet Production Suite, which is also being unveiled at the event.

“While the Xeikon 9800 is an outstanding option for the Leaflet Production Suite, it is also an ideal element of Xeikon’s other specialty Production Suites for the document & commercial print market,” said Olbricht.

“These suites have been developed in conjunction with Xeikon’s Aura Partner Network to address market requirements for a broad range of applications.”

The Xeikon 9800 is available to order with immediate effect and deliveries are scheduled from September 2015 onwards.


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