Duma Druck has become the first company in Germany to install a Xeikon SX30000, the single-pass duplex toner web press unveiled last year.

The installation marked the Stuttgart-based company’s first foray into digital printing, having previously operated exclusively in the offset market. The company put this change of direction down to several factors, including a desire to be able to produce short runs faster and more efficiently, to produce customised and personalised products and a desire to offer customers more flexibility.

‘We studied the market carefully before we selected Xeikon’s SX30000 press,’ said joint managing director Volker Lück. ‘We were immediately impressed with the machine’s capabilities. The key advantages for our business are the variety of material options the press can handle and the high levels of print quality it can deliver. Being able to maintain our high standards of quality products with the new machine is essential and with a full order book at present, Xeikon’s superior digital press gives us the opportunity to add value for our customers.’

The SX30000 is the first implementation of a new technology platform that Xeikon calls Sirius. The 520mm (printable width 508mm) press runs at up to 30m/min, equivalent to 404ppm or 2500 B2sph, which it can maintain on stocks up to around 200–250gsm; it is almost three times as fast as previous Xeikon presses on 300gsm.

Dimitri Van Gaever, market segment director, graphic arts concluded, ‘Our Xeikon SX30000 system using ground breaking Sirius dry toner technology has been designed to bring about a new era of productivity, lower running costs and a profitable TCO. At Duma Druck, the Xeikon SX30000 will be supplied with an inline and automated cut and stack solution, which is being supported by our Xeikon Solution Services Department. Duma Druck is now fully prepared to take its business to new levels, now and in the future.’