Xeikon X-800 digital front-end qualifies for leading edge Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture

The Xeikon X-800 digital software screen

The Xeikon X-800 digital software screen

Xeikon, an innovator in digital colour printing technology, has announced that the newest version of its X-800 digital front-end (DFE) incorporates the latest RIP technology available from Adobe and supports the Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture.

This enables digital printers, whatever their specialty and however complex their jobs, to process their print jobs in the fastest, most flexible and secure manner possible.

“We are delighted that our collaboration with Adobe has resulted in the Xeikon X-800, version 4.0, now fully Adobe certified for the Mercury RIP Architecture,” commented Jeroen Van Bauwel, director product management at Xeikon.

“Passing the rigorous qualification process is an important achievement, and we are pleased with the recognition from Adobe that our workflow is tuned for optimal efficiency and performance. The Xeikon X-800 4.0 DFE will bring added value to a wide range of customers, from label and packaging converters to customers with high-volume data throughput requirements, reducing the amount of job preparation time required for even the most complex work.”

The release of the Xeikon X-800 4.0 DFE offers special advantages for complex tasks, such as those involving multiple transparent print layers, high-level security and brand protection features that demand the highest-possible resolution, and sophisticated variable data work.

To enable tracking of production from print to delivery or to prevent counterfeiting, the X-800 allows the addition of production data or other variable elements such as sequential numbers or barcodes to already ‘RIPped’ documents. The X-800 also features automatic printer calibration, density control and registration adjustments for excellent colour stability and consistent output quality.

“We are convinced this update will be very well received by our customers,” concludes Van Bauwel. “In today’s increasingly complex and highly demanding environment, printers and converters of all types are working with more complex jobs, a growing amount of variable data and the need to ensure the highest resolution for accurate production of security and brand protection features.

“With this release, and the Adobe certification, Xeikon remains in the forefront of the digital printing world it pioneered, providing our customers with the latest technology to ensure optimum productivity, profitability and flexibility.”