Koenig & Bauer XC

CI Flexo Press
  • Small space requirement and outstanding print quality
  • User-oriented machine design with intuitive operator interfaces
  • Performance-enhancing, fast job changeover
  • Low investment costs combined with sustainable energy-saving package

Product Info

The XC is a newly designed high-performance CI flexo press which continues the success story of the well-established model range.


The 8-color press with one of the smallest footprints in the industry is available in two different versions with a maximum repeat length of up to 850 mm and printing speeds up to 400 m/min.


Wrapped in the iconic Koenig & Bauer design, traditionally solid machine engineering in combination with the intuitive HMI, completely new dryer concept as well as the latest digital Industry 4.0 features herald a new era in terms of output efficiency, production uptime and operator-friendliness.


The Evo XC is aimed at flexible packaging printers who are seeking a space-saving solution and considerable energy savings at the same time. This small-sized machine can be a supplementary press to an existing wide-web machine park in order to achieve a new level of cost-efficiency.


In general, this press represents state-of-the-art technology for newcomers as well as experienced printers (e.g. from the rotogravure industry) who want to enter the CI flexo market in a budget-friendly way.

Iconic Machine Design & HMI

The clearly structured printing press with a highly individual – yet sophisticated – industrial design language increases safety whilst at the same time reducing failures in operator workflow thanks to a new level of accessibility to equipment. A new intelligent HMI has been introduced to enable simple and intuitive job data input and control of the press functions.


Doctor Blade Chamber

We have developed a chamber doctor blade system to achieve outstanding printing results. Adjustments are made automatically for accurate and fast job changeovers. A fast clamping system and extra long-lasting doctor blades are made for easy operation and low maintenance. An optimized interior geometry of the chamber with a reduced volume results in additional ink savings and ensures smooth operation with hardly any ink spitting.

Inking and Washing System

The WashTronic system optimizes the ink supply and allows the ink to be changed quicker. Thanks to less ink in the circuit, a higher productivity level can be achieved, especially with increasingly shorter jobs. The integrated arrangement of the system reduces the total footprint of the press whilst remaining ergonomic for the operator at the same time.


Automatic Impression Settings

The next generation of our proven technology ensures automatic control of print impression positions with minimized material waste and increased production uptime. Integrated in the HMI, the PrintTronic system delivers practical benefits for the operator such as quicker printing impression adjustment on all printing decks at once, no requirement for video cameras or additional external equipment, no need for dedicated marks or sleeves, no ink consumption during the process and compatibility with any type of material, plates or inks.

Drying System

An enhanced inter-color and tunnel drying system combines heat transfer efficiency and accurate temperature control in order to ensure constant drying and low energy consumption without sacrificing print quality or damaging the web. Operator-friendliness for maintenance and cleaning is guaranteed by its compact and ergonomic engineering.


The new drying tunnel concept is based on a bi-level arrangement of the drying elements which dramatically reduces the footprint of the machine. Besides that, its compact design results in a considerable waste reduction during start-up.

Energy Recovery Package & Industry 4.0

High efficiency BOSCH-Rexroth brushless motors with inverters and regenerative drives, optimized systems for air and energy recovery are just a few of the valuable energy-saving solutions implemented in this press in order to use natural resources wisely and protect our environment for the benefit of future generations.


In line with Industry 4.0, this machine is equipped with an enhanced service tool which enables efficient communication between your operator or maintenance technician and Keonig & Bauer customer care.



Printing units
max. print width
620 – 1,200 mm
1,020 – 1,420 mm
Print cylinder repeat max.
260 – 650 (800) mm
330 – 850 mm
max. web speed
350 m/min
400 m/min
Web width
650 – 1,050 mm
1,050 – 1,450 mm
Colour systems
Solvent-based, water-based
1,000 mm
Larger diameters upon request