The latest event will be focused on the label & packaging market. It will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute at 999 Émile-Journault Ave East, Montreal, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through mid-afternoon.
Helping Xeikon welcome guests to the event will be two-time Olympic moguls skiing champion, Alex Bilodeau of Team Canada. Fresh from the Winter Olympic Games, Bilodeau will give a luncheon speech. The event will also feature several educational presentations on the opportunities presented by the latest in digital production technology from Xeikon customers in North America and Europe as well as InfoTrends analyst Bob Leahey. Representatives from Canflexographics, Xeikon\'s channel partner in the Canadian market, will also be present at the event.
"The labels and packaging industry continues to experience change and innovation rapidly and on a large scale. Taking the time to come together and learn best practices from others faced with the same challenges is the idea that has made our Xeikon Café events so successful," said Michael V. Ring, president of Xeikon America, Inc. "We truly believe an educated customer is the best customer! The Xeikon Café events provide a great opportunity to learn and network with experts, and each other. In this particular case, everyone will also see and hear from a remarkable Olympic gold-medalist."
Hosting the event is the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute of Montreal. It is an integrated center for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printing. The institute supports technological and commercial development in the graphic arts field, providing consulting on a variety of subjects including training needs, productivity improvement, new materials and consumables.
Xeikon is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing. These presses utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon designs and produces platemakers for newspaper offset printing applications.
Xeikon also manufactures basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. These proven CtP systems combine the latest exposure techniques with cost-efficient UV plate technology, high imaging quality and flexibility.
For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.
All the Xeikon solutions are designed with the overarching principles of profitability, quality, flexibility and sustainability in mind. With these guiding principles and a deep, intimate knowledge of its customers, Xeikon continues to be one of the industry\'s leading innovators of products and solutions.