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Xeikon and Flint Group launch Idera inkjet press


June 18, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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Xeikon and Flint Group have teamed up to launch Idera, a post-print, single-pass press, into the corrugated packaging market. Idera uses certified food-safe water-based inks on coated and uncoated corrugated sheets up to 1.6 m wide and 2.8 m long at up to 150 linear m/min.

Targeted at the corrugated box market, which is experiencing decreasing lot sizes, shorter lead times and an increasing demand for high-quality packaging, Xeikon says Idera will “deliver higher print quality than flexography” with a smaller, more environmentally-friendly footprint, according to the company.

“It is no secret that we are seeing rapid changes in the behavioural patterns of consumers, brands and retailers,” said Sebastien Stabel, market segment manager, carton packaging. “The exponential growth of e-commerce and the increasing pressure on sustainability are underlying forces that drive creative innovation in the digitization of packaging to higher levels of productivity. Migrating from corrugated post-print to digital corrugated printing is the optimal way for forward-thinking businesses to set themselves up for future success.”

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The Idera press is supported by Xeikon’s X-800 workflow for corrugated packaging, including colour management and profiling tools as well as integration with third-party manufacturing and MIS software

Idera will be available at the Global Innovation Center in Lier, Belgium for customer evaluation and testing starting in September.