Xeikon Café TV to demonstrate Xeikon’s flexflow

The complete process of digital pouch production

Xeikon’s fleXflow process revolutionizes pouch making by offering “zero-after-cure” of the laminate.

Xeikon will shortly send out invitations to its upcoming Xeikon Café TV on complete Pouch Production, supported by Xeikon flexflow. Set to take place on Thursday, 15 October 2020, and a ‘must-attend’ for all label converters, Xeikon product experts will be on hand to offer their knowledge, in-depth understanding, and advice on the whole process required for successful digital pouch production.

Attendees will have access to the latest technical demonstrations and hear forward-thinking, customer testimonials from Simon Smith, managing director, and Adam James, operations director of CS Labels and CS Pouches in the UK, and Gustavo Guzzi, EMEA sales manager of Karlville Pouch Converting Solutions. There will also be a Q&A session with all speakers.

Stefan Clopterop, market segment manager Labels, says, “Digital Pouch production is a perfect fit for label converters looking to diversify and expand their business. Xeikon’s fleXflow process revolutionizes pouch making by offering “zero-after-cure” of the laminate. This is an Eco-friendly solution by not using solvents during print and lamination plus high bonding strength and low complexity in the handling and construction of many different types of pouch.”

“We are holding this Xeikon Café TV demonstration to give converters the confidence to step into new markets. The production of pouches can be combined with an existing label business which is an attractive option, thereby easing the burden of a financial risk which is sometimes linked to entering new markets. The opportunities at present have never been higher. During this current Covid-19 pandemic there have been significant increases in e-commerce and higher local demand because of disrupted supply chains from other countries. Brand owners are looking for local suppliers of pouches to secure and improve the flexibility of their supply chain and ensure the safety of their products.”

Flexible packaging applications are part of a dynamic global market with huge potential. Xeikon launched its innovative Pouch Production solution, based on Xeikon flexflow, at Labelexpo in 2019, and since then, the uptake has been significant. Now Xeikon is reaching out to all label printers and converters to show them how easy it is to master the whole process – PDF to Pouch. By introducing digital pouch production into their existing business, label converters can add value to their portfolio and bring in new revenue streams.

During the webinar, label printers and converters will see and hear the following demonstrations and discussions:

● Xeikon’s CX500 digital press using its proprietary dry toner technology with full food safety compliance

● Xeikon’s LCoat 500 for “zero-after-cure” lamination

● Karlville pouch converting – twin-web pouch converting with ultrasonic welding

● Quality flexible pouches for a variety of end-user markets

● Customer Testimonial from Simon Smith and Adam James (CS-labels, CS pouches)

“Our intention is always to support our customers and the global label community by offering opportunities to build business,”Clopterop concludes. Xeikon is regarded as a trusted advisor, consistently offering its customers the latest digital technologies – fully supported by its suite of Premium services, including the online advisory service Transform.

Register here to attend the Xeikon Café TV Webinar on the 15 October. Samples of pouches will be available after the event.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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