Grandville Printing, a commercial printer based in Michigan, has become the first in North American to install the new Xeikon SX30000.

Announced late last year, the web-fed toner press is Xeikon’s flagship digital press for the graphic arts and also makes use of the company’s Sirius dry toner technology.

Grandville, which already had an arsenal of eight Xeikon presses, will be using its new machine for applications such as retail shelf strips and tags, newspaper inserts and other traditional commercial printing jobs.

‘Many of our jobs require 24-hour turnaround, and we were truly impressed by the Xeikon SX30000’s speed and the quality of its output,’ explained Grandville’s manufacturing engineer Bruce Beery. ‘We acquired our first Xeikon press in 2011, and the reliability of Xeikon – both the presses and the people who support them – has unquestionably proven itself over the past decade.’

Donna Covannon, director of marketing at Xeikon America, added, ‘We at Xeikon are avid believers in the power of dry toner, and Grandville’s continued success is a testament to the quality and flexibility of that technology.’

In addition to the X30000 Grandville has also acquired a Xeikon CX500 label press that runs at 30m/min and features a web width of 20.47 inches.