EskoArtwork Launches New Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated Digital Finishing Solution
Belgium-based EskoArtwork announced the introduction of the Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated, a complete solution in the market able to fully automate the entire finishing process. Equipped with a newly designed stacker and sheet feeding system, the Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated has been specifically designed to meet the growing demand for finishing small-format, short-run digital printed materials.
With the new automation features of the Kongsberg i-XE10, digital printing companies can bring production in-house, which reduces costs and dramatically improves turnaround times. The redesigned sheet feeder system automatically loads and places the printed materials on the table. The automated stacker enables non-stop sorting and stacking of the finished parts. The system also automatically removes waste. As a result, the machine can run unattended, which saves significant man hours.
"In line with the philosophy of Kongsberg equipment, this new Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated is a true production machine—it's based on our proven and robust Kongsberg technology, so users can trust that it will keep going and won't let them down," said Einar Ek, CAM business development manager at EskoArtwork. "The new and unique automation enables 24/7 operation of the finishing stage and keep the whole process in-house. Not having to outsource any of the production process reduces a print house's operating costs, reduce throughput time and increases the number of jobs it takes on—which ultimately increases profitability."
Exploiting New Markets with Creative Finishing Options
Print houses can attract new business by using the Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated finishing solution to offer a range of creative finishing options. The solution can work alongside any small-format to medium-size digital press and is ideally suited to finish just about everything that can be printed on light or flexible materials: shaped business cards, creasing and cutting brochures with special cut-outs, folders, small signs and displays, creative invitations and even digitally printed sheet labels that require kiss and through cutting operations.