Category: Company news

Upcoming price pressure on direct thermal label material

UK label users of direct thermal label materials will be interested in the emerging situation in respect of the availability of direct thermal materials. A recent article from the USA casts some light on the problems over the global supply of Leuco, the chemical dye used in the manufacture of […]

Merry Christmas from us all at Mercian Labels!

Mercian Labels will be closed for the Christmas holidays from the afternoon of Friday, 22nd December until Tuesday, 2nd January 2018. A heartfelt thank-you to all our customers, suppliers, staff and colleagues at Mercian Labels for your support throughout 2017, and we look forward to a successful and happy year […]

Alcoholic Drink Labelling Explained: Regulations on Labelling Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Drink Labelling is governed by a set of guidelines established by the UK government and the EU. EU regulations for your labels can be found in the EU Food Information to Consumers (aka EU FIC) or Food Information Regulations (FIR). These regulations cover all aspects of food labelling and some of those regulations overlap […]

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Nick’s £1246 Raffle Success for the British Heart Foundation

As you can see from the picture, running is tough! Thankfully, fundraising can be done in other ways too and has been by our staff member, Nick Shepherd. The most recent fundraising effort has been a charity raffle at the Old Aylestone Social Club in Leicester, organised by Nick and his family. A range of […]

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Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018

Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018
Dorien
Tue, 12/05/2017 – 10:51
Eede, the Netherlands

Xeikon will be bringing its breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite for digital manufacturing of wall decoration applications to Heimtextil, scheduled for 8 to 12 January 2018 in Frankfurt. The company will be located on stand 6.0 B21 at the show.

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Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite

Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite is the only digital alternative to the high speed analogue technologies typically used to print wallpapers, thanks to its new dry toner platform that comes with a 56% speed increase. The Wall Decoration Suite is a unique end-to-end solution comprised of a digital press, eco-friendly toner, efficient workflow, finishing and support for the widest range of substrates. It is the only digital production solution capable of meeting the high volume and throughput requirements of the wall decoration market while addressing the trend towards shorter runs of traditional wallpaper rolls.

“There are a number of use cases that require shorter runs of wall decoration that cannot be profitably produced using conventional printing technologies,” explains Dimitri Van Gaever, Xeikon’s Business Development Manager for the Graphic Arts Segment. “This includes short-run printing for end-of-life collections, start-up collections, sample books and customized or ultra-short-run wall coverings such as photo murals for homes or businesses. Our Wall Decoration Suite addresses all of these, and most importantly it does so with no compromise in quality and a focus on profitability.”

As part of the Wall Decoration Suite, Xeikon offers a range of digital roll-fed presses suitable for producers of wallpapers, from entry-level investments to full manufacturing productivity that allows to digitally produce traditional wallpaper rolls at up to a stunning speed of 900m²/hour. All Xeikon Wall Decoration configurations include a jumbo roll unwinder and a specially developed wallpaper rewinder with slitting and waste removal to deliver perfectly finished wallpaper rolls, in one go. An optional varnishing module is also available.

Xeikon presses support high productivity with full rotary printing independent of either the number of colours or the repeat length of the pattern. The Wall Decoration Suite is driven by the X-800. This industry-leading digital front-end includes many workflow productivity features and colour management tools that deliver colour stability and output reproducibility. This is especially important when wall coverings must match on reorders, something which might be more challenging to achieve using conventional and other digital printing technologies.

“Another important part of the Wall Decoration Suite are the Xeikon dry toners that are eco-friendly and safe. They are odourless, emit no VOCs and comply with European EN15102 standard, whilst combining high lightfastness. This guarantees Xeikon-printed wall coverings can be used anywhere: schools, healthcare facilities, living rooms, bed rooms… To ensure our customers can meet almost any colour printing need, all Xeikon toners are available in CMYK, white and a variety of special colours. We even have UV reflective and fluorescent toner,” Van Gaever adds. “Using our Wall Decoration Suite, customers are also able to print on the widest range of non-woven substrates typically used for wall decoration. Xeikon is testing and certifying wall covering materials on an ongoing basis, giving our customers peace of mind they can count on a smooth production process. Customer can visit explore.xeikon.com to discover and get in touch with our global wall decoration partners.”



Danny Mertens
Commercial

Wall Decoration Suite allows to produce wallpaper rolls at up to 900 m2 per hour, making it the only digital alternative to high speed analogue technologies

wallpaper
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Dec 05, 2017

Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018

Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018
Dorien
Tue, 12/05/2017 – 10:51
Eede, the Netherlands

Xeikon will be bringing its breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite for digital manufacturing of wall decoration applications to Heimtextil, scheduled for 8 to 12 January 2018 in Frankfurt. The company will be located on stand 6.0 B21 at the show.

Photomural

Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite

Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite is the only digital alternative to the high speed analogue technologies typically used to print wallpapers, thanks to its new dry toner platform that comes with a 56% speed increase. The Wall Decoration Suite is a unique end-to-end solution comprised of a digital press, eco-friendly toner, efficient workflow, finishing and support for the widest range of substrates. It is the only digital production solution capable of meeting the high volume and throughput requirements of the wall decoration market while addressing the trend towards shorter runs of traditional wallpaper rolls.

“There are a number of use cases that require shorter runs of wall decoration that cannot be profitably produced using conventional printing technologies,” explains Dimitri Van Gaever, Xeikon’s Business Development Manager for the Graphic Arts Segment. “This includes short-run printing for end-of-life collections, start-up collections, sample books and customized or ultra-short-run wall coverings such as photo murals for homes or businesses. Our Wall Decoration Suite addresses all of these, and most importantly it does so with no compromise in quality and a focus on profitability.”

As part of the Wall Decoration Suite, Xeikon offers a range of digital roll-fed presses suitable for producers of wallpapers, from entry-level investments to full manufacturing productivity that allows to digitally produce traditional wallpaper rolls at up to a stunning speed of 900m²/hour. All Xeikon Wall Decoration configurations include a jumbo roll unwinder and a specially developed wallpaper rewinder with slitting and waste removal to deliver perfectly finished wallpaper rolls, in one go. An optional varnishing module is also available.

Xeikon presses support high productivity with full rotary printing independent of either the number of colours or the repeat length of the pattern. The Wall Decoration Suite is driven by the X-800. This industry-leading digital front-end includes many workflow productivity features and colour management tools that deliver colour stability and output reproducibility. This is especially important when wall coverings must match on reorders, something which might be more challenging to achieve using conventional and other digital printing technologies.

“Another important part of the Wall Decoration Suite are the Xeikon dry toners that are eco-friendly and safe. They are odourless, emit no VOCs and comply with European EN15102 standard, whilst combining high lightfastness. This guarantees Xeikon-printed wall coverings can be used anywhere: schools, healthcare facilities, living rooms, bed rooms… To ensure our customers can meet almost any colour printing need, all Xeikon toners are available in CMYK, white and a variety of special colours. We even have UV reflective and fluorescent toner,” Van Gaever adds. “Using our Wall Decoration Suite, customers are also able to print on the widest range of non-woven substrates typically used for wall decoration. Xeikon is testing and certifying wall covering materials on an ongoing basis, giving our customers peace of mind they can count on a smooth production process. Customer can visit explore.xeikon.com to discover and get in touch with our global wall decoration partners.”



Danny Mertens
Commercial

Wall Decoration Suite allows to produce wallpaper rolls at up to 900 m2 per hour, making it the only digital alternative to high speed analogue technologies

wallpaper
Off
Dec 05, 2017

Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal Printing – How to choose.

The fundamental printing technology for either type of thermal printing is the same. Both use heat in the print head to create an image on the material being printed. Thermal transfer printing uses ribbons that transfer pigment onto the material being printed. This is the equivalent of ink. Direct Thermal printing has a pigment system […]

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Thermal Transfer Printer Labels – How do they work?

Thermal transfer printer labels work in much the same way as direct thermal printing labels. Thermal transfer printer labels use the same technology in the print head but thermal transfer printers requires a ribbon to provide the colour to the material being printed. Direct thermal technology incorporates the pigment in the paper itself. If your […]

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Mercian Labels are hiring a Technical Sales Administrator

VACANCY  – TECHNICAL SALES ADMINISTRATOR Full time, permanent, Burntwood based post Salary: £18,000 p.a. – £20,000 p.a. (depending on experience) + profit share Working Hours: Mon – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Vacancy advertised 28 Nov 2017 for an immediate start Reports to:  Sales […]