LEIPA has developed a digitally printable solid board substrate and teamed up with and Xeikon to apply personalized images, barcodes, sequential numbers, and more directly onto carton packaging.

Xeikon’s IDERA digital printing technology has been combined with the printing service provider to digitally print LEIPA’s packaging board.

Apparently, this allows customers to print small quantities, quantity top-ups, and tailor-made designs directly onto LEIPA’s board sheets – these include two types of grey board, brown natron board, and graphic solid board (triplex and duplex) in white tones, among others – at short notice.

This is set to benefit highly individualized industrial packaging products in medium runs, sample and prototype construction, and small series, alongside other packaging requirements. It is believed to help customers ‘significantly increase’ the value of their carton packaging.

“At LEIPA, we are committed to driving innovation in the board industry and our partnership with is an important milestone in this journey,” said Thomas Karl, global head of Sales at LEIPA. “We are pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to offer highly customized, digitally printed board solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements.

“With the IDERA from Xeikon, the first large-format board sheets could be printed in single pass operation under reproducible parameters.”

“Imagine being able to always react to current circumstances with your messages on the box or packaging,” added Mario Deilen, CEO at “This is possible with digital printing!

“With the combined know-how of LEIPA, Xeikon and, customers can receive unparalleled quality and efficiency through water-based single-pass digital printing technology.”

The solution will be displayed by Xeikon in Hall 11 A01-A02 at drupa 2024. LEIPA will also host an online event on 11th June 2024 in Weilerswist near Cologne to showcase the digitally printed board.

Also on display at drupa this year is Scodix’s first artificial intelligence tool for digital print, designed to meet the needs of print providers and designers for automated solutions. Scodix AI can be used with the company’s Scodix Sense application for prints with glossy and embossed textures, or with the Scodix Foil application to produce personalized, foil-coated products.

Meanwhile, Xeikon has also worked with Sappi to print a new toner formulation directly onto flexible, paper-based packaging materials. The solution aims to preserve a pack’s recyclability and optimize the speed and flexibility of the printing process.

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