“Set to take digital print production to a new level of quality and productivity,” Xeikon will launch its new, four-colour Trillium One Digital Press at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany May 31 to June 10. Trillium One harnesses Trillium, Xeikon’s breakthrough liquid toner printing process, which was first presented at drupa 2012, and “is expected to revolutionize digital print, enabling Xeikon customers to Write History, Print The Future.” A joint development project between Xeikon and Miyakoshi, Trillium One combines Miyakoshi’s strengths in the mechanics of a printing press and Xeikon’s pioneering approach to digital imaging, high-speed electronics, high-resolution LED technology, workflow and toner technology.
“We’re proud to have collaborated with an experienced partner like Miyakoshi. This has allowed both parties to focus on their respective strengths,” said Wim Maes, President of Xeikon’s Digital Printing Solutions Division of Flint Group. Over the past four years, Xeikon has also worked closely with hand-picked customers to complete the development of the new press.
Capable of running at 60 meters (200 feet) per minute at 1200 dpi, with a print width of 500 mm (19.7 inches), it combines cost-effectiveness, high quality and speed. Direct marketing materials and catalogues should be popular applications for Trillium One, with more target markets and applications to be identified over time.
At drupa 2016, Trillium One’s production flexibility will be showcased five times daily using a range of applications during 30-minute demonstrations. Those wishing to take a closer look inside the press can experience a virtual reality tour highlighting its numerous innovations. “Trillium One takes us to a new technological level in terms of speed and cost for variable digital print,” Maes added. “It’s a huge milestone in the Xeikon history. TrilliumOne is the culmination of our three pillars of operation. In imaging, we’re continuously improving speed combined with print quality. In toners, we’ve been working on our own developments to increase our portfolio to meet customer demands. In workflow, we have our own proven Digital Front End, the X-800. Together, these comprise a high quality, robust solution that will help our customers acquire new business and cement existing client relationships.”