Kodak is demonstrating its latest technologies and solutions as well as real-world successes from its leading publishing market and commercial print customers at drupa 2012. Book manufacturers, newspaper printers, transactional and commercial printers visiting the Kodak stand (Hall 5, F09-1) will learn how Kodak’s portfolio helps them differentiate their business, drive productivity, and expand revenue options.
“Our vision is to deliver more value per page for every customer, and their customers, at the lowest delivered cost. No other company has a portfolio of solutions as broad as Kodak’s and at drupa we’re making significant introductions that will help our customers in the commercial print and publishing markets,” said Chris Payne, Kodak’s Director and Vice President Marketing, Commercial Business. “Attendees come to drupa to strengthen their businesses for the future, and what they see and learn at the Kodak stand will equip them to capitalize on the changing business models and exciting growth opportunities we see on the horizon.”
Digital Printing Innovations for Commercial Printers
Kodak’s commercial solutions create rich, high-quality print communications that are impactful, help increase response rates and can provide marketers with impressive returns on marketing investments. Kodak continues to extend its game-changing PROSPER Platform with the announcement of the new KODAK PROSPER 6000XL Press, a 1,000 feet per minute (304 meters per minute) four-color press with monthly print volumes (MPV) of up to 160 million A4 pages. Ideal for commercial print, the PROSPER 6000XL Press has impressive offset-class quality and prints at a maximum of 175 lpi at 650 fpm, or 133 lpi at 1,000 fpm. The new device joins the widely successful PROSPER 1000 Press and PROSPER 5000XL Press, both of which are already serving commercial printing and book manufacturing customers around the world.
Paper is a significant material cost in both commercial printing and book production. A new Paper Rating Program for KODAK PROSPER Presses and optional Image Optimizer Station give printers the freedom to print with inkjet on a wide range of substrates. Customers can choose Kodak’s prequalified papers or treat a range of commercially available offset papers for more flexible application options.
More than 400 KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems have been installed on six continents over the past three years, and now the family is expanding with the new KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting System. Offering the highest speed in the industry at 3,000 fpm, the PROSPER S30 Imprinting System delivers 600 x 200 dpi output and gives web and sheetfed offset printers a high performance choice for hybrid printing applications such as direct mail, inserts, gaming, advertising, package labeling, and more.
At drupa, Kodak will unveil additional enhancements for the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Color Platform to meet the needs of commercial printers, direct mail houses, photo service providers, in-plant printers, and data centers and transactional printers. The newest NEXPRESS Platform enhancements include new Gold, Pearlescent and Neon Pink printing effects using Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions and can be further enhanced with use of the in line TEC Lighting UV Coater. Additional enhancements to the NEXPRESS SX Platform, including a new turbo mode at 166 ppm, 36 inch/914mm long sheet option and KODAK NEXPRESS Intelligent Calibration System (ICS) version 3 software, are designed to help printers improve image quality, application flexibility and production speed.