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Xeikon announced the launch of a new dry toner-based digital colour press, the Xeikon 9800. 

The Xeikon 9800 will replace the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital colour production presses, complementing the 8500 and 8600 presses. 

The new press uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner operates at speeds up to 21.5 meter per minute at ‘reduced consumables cost’, the manufacuterer announced.

Xeikon has started taking orders for the new Xeikon 9800 digital press and deliveries are scheduled from September 2015 onwards.

“We are very excited to showcase a brand-new digital colour press at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015,” commented Monika Olbricht, sales director - Document Printing Europe for Xeikon. “Our timing in announcing this new press signals our strong belief in the value of dry toner printing as well as business opportunities in the document printing space. Xeikon will continue to invest in this technology for the foreseeable future, bringing innovation along with added quality and functionality to our customers. The new Xeikon 9800 digital colour press is an excellent example of this strategy in action.”

The new press can print on a range of untreated substrates ranging from a lightweight 40 gsm to 300 gsm.  Available QA-CD toners include CMYK, red, green, blue, extra magenta and super black as well as white and clear (UV reflecting) toner. Upon request, Xeikon can provide special colours specified by print production operations and their brand owner clients.