White Graphics Purchases Second Xeikon Press

White Graphics purchases a Xeikon CX300 for its new facility in Naperville, IL

CX 300 to add speed and productivity for short to medium runs

Itasca, IL – Xeikon has announced that Downers Grove, Illinois-based converter, White Graphics, Inc, has purchased a Xeikon CX300 dry toner-based digital press. White Graphics specializes in short run packaging with a focus on mockups and sales samples including shrink sleeves, folding cartons, standup pouches, corrugated displays and pressure-sensitive labels in ultra low volumes.

The Xeikon CX300 will be placed in White Graphics’ new 20,000 square foot facility in Naperville, IL, which will be fully operational by early fall 2022. According to Andrew White, President, White Graphics, “The new facility will enable all of White Graphics to be under one roof – which will increase our workflow and productivity as we can place complementary equipment in one area, rather than separated into three areas as we are now. Printing and finishing will be in one line. And our new Xeikon CX300 will really enhance the overall productivity of our operation.”

White Graphics installed a Xeikon 3030 in early March, 2020. Pandemic-related issues impacted the launch of the new press, however due to their innovation-based short runs and fast lead times they began to see run lengths increase and realized the need for a press capable of accommodating the longer runs.

White adds, “Our decision to upgrade to a Xeikon CX300 was really based on speed and productivity. The unwinder can handle much larger rolls and the press runs three times faster. Now we’ll be able to profitably do small to medium size runs in the 10-15,000 foot sweet spot. This is a very robust press for variable data which provides us with new opportunities and entry points into a hyper-competitive marketplace. And lastly, we didn’t want to disassemble the current press and reassemble it in the new plant. With the Xeikon CX300, we’ll get exactly what we want when we move into the new facility.”

The enhancement of metallic toners in the Xeikon CX300 will also be a great benefit to White Graphics, as a significant amount of their short runs are for personal care labels which heavily utilize metallic designs.

Donna Covannon, Director, Marketing, Xeikon America, shares, “The range of applications White Graphics provides to its customers is a perfect fit for the Xeikon CX300 dry toner press. Serving brands with quality and color consistency enables White Graphics to excel. Xeikon appreciates the continued trust and partnership with Andrew and his team.”

Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These printing machines work with different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.

In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of consumables for the printing industry. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, press room chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. The Flint Group is based in Luxembourg and employs around 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.

For more information about Xeikon, visit www.xeikon.com and for Flint Group, visit www.flintgrp.com

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