Koenig & Bauer has unveiled its XD Pro CI flexo to meet just-in-time market demands for short-run production agility for added-value sustainable flexible packaging. A new member of the CI-Flexo product portfolio, this new addition addresses main markets in flexible packaging, as well as synthetics and fiber-based packaging applications.
Designed for cost-efficient premium print quality on a wide range of printing widths from 1,000-1,400 mm and substrate thicknesses, using solvent and water-based inks at speeds of up to 500 meters/min, the XD Pro can be configured with 8-color printing decks as well as with 10. Additional downstream units can provide coating, laminating, or patterned lacquering. All processes are completed in a single pass.
Typical printing substrates for the XD Pro CI flexo press include film, breathable, stretchable, shrinkable, laminates and paper in a variety of print run lengths ranging from 330-850 mm. Customized configurations through modular design incorporate many options, all ensuring an outstanding price-performance ratio.
“With the trend towards packaging recyclability gathering speed, the focus is on the design and production of the original package in a more sustainable way with thinner and more easily recyclable materials,” said Christoph Müller, CEO of Koenig & Bauer’s Segment Digital & Webfed division. “As the press manufacturer with the broadest range of industry products, the XD Pro further expands our portfolio in flexible packaging. We believe it will become the product of choice to overcome many of the market challenges. And we are confident of having significant sales successes.”
“This is an ideal press conceived to meet just-in-time market requirements for more production agility of short runs, as it features unrivaled ergonomic design with easier accessibility to the print units, plus advanced automation for fast changeover times with minimum waste. The modular design of the new generation, fully automatic, flexographic central impression press allows the combination in-line of different product printing and finishing as well as converting modules incorporating special applications and complementary printing techniques such as rotogravure, offset or digital,” said Oliver Baar, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed director of product management-commercial.