Xeikon has tested and qualified synthetic substrates from Yupo Corp. of America for the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label presses. These new qualifications offer more substrate flexibility to Xeikon users for their label and package printing needs. The qualified substrates are used to produce pressure-sensitive labels for a broad array of consumer products ranging from food and beverage items to household products.
Yupo's synthetic substrates are extruded from polypropylene pellets at the company's manufacturing plant in Chesapeake, VA. These durable and versatile papers are super-smooth, enabling consistent printing and holding inks with a high level of precision. Available in translucent and super-white grades, Yupo's synthetic paper substrates are 100% recyclable and designed to stand up to demanding environments.
The Xeikon 3000 Series features 1,200-dpi resolution, and is divided into two maximum web widths: 330 mm (13 inches) and 516 mm (20.3 inches). The presses run Xeikon QA-I toner, an FDA-compliant food-safe toner that can be used for direct or indirect contact with dry food products. All four Xeikon 3000 Series presses can print on a wide range of substrates without precoating or treatment.