Thomson Press installs India’s first Xeikon 9600

More flexibility for short run speciality magazines and periodicals.

Thomson Press, one of India’s leading high volume printing and publishing houses, has become the first operation in the region to invest in a Xeikon 9600. The new press has been installed in its digital facility in Okhla, New Delhi. It complements the company’s web and sheet offset capabilities, bringing the high quality its clients demand to shorter runs of books and other publications.

Thomson Press chose the press, which is configured as a roll to stack press with incorporating the Web Finishing Module to protect the printed image prior to mechanical finishing of the work. The press is producing high quality multi-color jobs cost effectively in quantities as low as twenty books. The press also supports a wide variety of offerings from ultra-high quality coffee table books to educational materials, short run speciality magazines and periodicals. The Xeikon press also enables printing of religious publications on 40 gsm paper.

The Xeikon 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of graphic arts production such as books, magazine, brochures/leaflets and point of sales applications. It offers high performance quality and productivity and delivers a broad array of standard and non-standard formats, including virtually unlimited image lengths.

The one-pass-duplex web-fed system is capable of speeds of up to 14.5mpm (47.5 fpm) at a resolution of 1200 dpi with variable dot density. It integrates the variable data capabilities of the Xeikon X-800 front-end and incorporates a 5th color station for accurate spot color reproduction as well as speciality toners for security applications and other technical toners. Its QA-CD dry toner enables the use of a wide range of substrates without specific pre-treatment. The press delivers a wide color gamut and has no VOC emissions.

Feature benefits include perfect color consistency and professional color management, variable printing across both width and length, the ability to handle media weights from 40 to 350 gsm (27 lb text to 130 lb cover) and flexible integration with graphic arts (PDF) and IPDS workflows.

 

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