Xeikon to showcase Panther PX3300 press at PacPrint 2022

PacPrint 2022 is taking place from 28 June-1 July in Melbourne

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Xeikon will be introducing the Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Photo: Xeikon
Xeikon will be introducing the Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Photo: Xeikon

Xeikon will be introducing the Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press to visitors at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne. The Australian show for the print, sign and graphics industries returns on Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2022 to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), where it will be co-located with the Label & Packaging Expo and Visual Impact Expo. 

This will be the first showing of the Xeikon Panther 2.0 technology in Australia, where the high-end PX3300 UV inkjet press will form the focal point on Xeikon’s centrally located stand at the MCEC. Built to produce highly durable labels, the press was first unveiled towards the end of last year as the next evolution of Xeikon’s high-productivity inkjet portfolio. It offers full rotary printing at variable repeat length with CMYK or CMYK plus white UV inks, which are sunlight, water, chemical, temperature and mechanical resistant, allowing printers to address the industrial, chemical, and household markets, as well as the premium beer, spirits, beverages, and luxury health and beauty sectors.

Xeikon PX3300 Panther UV inkjet technology has various factors

“We are very excited to bring the Xeikon PX3300 to Australia to show customers what our Panther UV inkjet technology can deliver in terms of high-quality, speed, durability, and versatility. This press will enable printers to enter new markets where high durability is expected and really change the game for them,” said Trevor Crowley, sales general manager. “We also offer full-color variable data capabilities with the Vari-One option, while the white UV ink can create embellishments and haptic effects inline for a luxury feel.”

Under the motto ‘Review, Rebuild, Reconnect’, the four-day event will take over 8,000 square meters to show the latest technologies in the printing industry. Over 10,000 print professionals, mainly from Australia, New Zealand, China, and Japan, are expected to visit the show, which has not been held since 2017 due to the worldwide pandemic.

“After the extreme challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can’t wait to get back to PacPrint and connect with our customers face-to-face. Our industry thrives on in-person networking and a hands-on approach. So as much as we can extol the virtues of Xeikon technology during online presentations and virtual events, you really need to get up close and personal with the machinery to truly understand their power and the opportunities they can bring to your business,” concluded Crowley.

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