Our long-time partner, Koenig and Bauer has introduced its latest innovation, the XD Pro wide web central impression flexo press, poised to revolutionise the printing industry. This impressive press is set to replace its predecessor, the XD, and offers a multitude of enhancements to improve your print and packaging processes.
The XD Pro CI Flexo press boasts the following latest technologies:
Print Width and Speed
It has a print width ranging from 1 to 1.4 metres and can achieve printing speeds of up to 500 metres per minute (mpm), making it suitable for a range of applications.
Versatile Ink Compatibility
The press is designed to handle water- and solvent-based inks, but it can be configured to run UV inks upon request, offering flexibility in printing materials.
The standard configuration allows for eight-colour printing decks, with an option to increase this to ten, providing a broad spectrum of colour choices for printing.
The press can be equipped with additional units for coating, laminating, or patterned lacquering in a single pass, enhancing its versatility.
Capable of handling various materials, such as films, including biodegradable or compostable ones, laminates, and paper accommodating a wide range of printing applications.
The press incorporates automation features such as automatic plate and anilox cup openings, automatic inking and washing systems, and automatic impression and semi-automatic registering, simplifying operation and reducing the risk of damage over time.
Improved Printing Quality
It features a newly engineered doctor blade chamber for improved printing quality and an enhanced ventilation system for faster and more uniform drying, enabling higher-quality printing.
The press has been designed with ergonomic improvements, including a horizontal deck for easier access to the printing drum, eliminating the need for ladders when changing plates and sleeves.
The modular design allows for the in-line combination of different product printing and finishing options, as well as the incorporation of special applications and complementary printing techniques like rotogravure, offset, or digital printing.
Overall, the Koenig and Bauer XD Pro offers enhanced automation, improved quality, material versatility, and a focus on sustainability, making it an attractive option for various printing applications, especially in the growing demand for sustainable packaging.
Contact us today to learn more about how this technology can transform your business.