Digital print solutions developer Xeikon is offering the ability to print a haptic – textured touch – effect, directly from its inkjet print systems, with no need for file modification.

The company has launched a solution with a combination of the Xeikon X-800 workflow and the PantherCure UV ink that can generate a tactile layer, responsible for a haptic effect in print.

According to Xeikon printers can now easily create designer labels with enhanced tactility, textures, and a luxury feel. It says the new haptic printing process boosts and expands the range of possible applications for high-end label markets, and helps make significant time savings by avoiding any modifications to the prepress files.

Tactile effects on labels are commonly used by the beer, beverage, food, and health and beauty markets.

Xeikon is one of the leading digital label print solutions developers, and was one of the two companies to launch digital printing into the world, in 1993 at Ipex, along with Indigo. It is now owned by the giant Flint Corporation, and has a wide range of print solutions, both toner and inkjet, for multiple applications. Local manager is Trevor Crowley.

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