25 Years of Digital Printing: Xeikon’s Triple X project

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Laurel Brunner

For much of this year we have been working with fellow writer Ed Boogard and Xeikon on a very special project. It is a celebration both of Xeikon’s founding in 1988 and the advent of digital colour printing. Twenty-five years ago in September 1993, Xeikon and Indigo presented the world’s first digital colour printing presses at IPEX 1993. The introduction laid the foundation for profound change in an industry that was already undergoing massive upheaval.

The Xeikon Triple X project involved industry luminaries such as Andy Tribute and Frank Romano and other key professionals including people from HP Indigo. They generously shared their ideas of what digital colour printing technology has meant for the industry, its markets and beyond. Xeikon’s Triple X project celebrates not only the achievements of the last thirty years. It also considers where we can expect the technology and its implementation to take us over the coming decades.

Project Triple X culminated with a very special event in Antwerp at the Elzenveld Hotel. It celebrated twenty five years of digital printing and Xeikon’s 30th birthday and is the very same venue where Xeikon held its first press conference all those years ago.

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