Xeikon launches 9800 Digital Color Press

The new Xeikon 9800 Digital Color Press.
The new Xeikon 9800 Digital Color Press.

The OEM’s new, ultra-fast, dry-toner-based digital colour press, the Xeikon 9800, replaces the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital colour production presses, complementing the existing 8500 and 8600 presses. The 9800 uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner, delivering “speeds up to 21.5 metres per minute at a reduced consumables cost.” It can print on a wide range of untreated substrates ranging from 40 gsm to 300 gsm. Its adapted Xeikon QA-CD toner and high-quality imaging system deliver a print resolution of 1200 x 3600 with variable dot density for “unmatched quality.” Integrated with the variable-data capabilities of the Xeikon X-800 front-end, this press is ideally suited for high-end, direct-marketing work.

The company added that the 9800 is “the most productive digital colour press in the Xeikon portfolio with 5/5 single-pass duplex printing.” Available QA-CD toners include CMYK, red, green, blue, extra magenta and superblack – as well as white and clear (UV reflecting) toner. Upon request, Xeikon can also provide special colours specified by print production and marketing companies for their brand-owner clients.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.