Commercial printers, publishers and data centers also have new options for extremely reliable, high-quality, black-and-white printing: the KODAK DIGIMASTER HD Digital Production Systems. The DIGIMASTER HD Systems will replace the current DIGIMASTER EX Series and include enhanced image quality, improved performance and reliability. Three models are included in the Digimaster HD Series: the HD125, HD150 and HD300 with respective rated speeds of 125 ipm, 150 ipm and 300 ipm.
Solutions for the Changing Publishing Market
Kodak’s book solutions can help optimize the manufacturing supply chain and streamline short- and long-run book production. Kodak’s systems also help book manufacturing organizations to drive sustainability and cost savings. The PROSPER Platform is a central element in Kodak’s digital book manufacturing portfolio. The systems, including the new PROSPER 6000XL Press, continue to drive down the crossover point between offset and digital printing, enabling longer, more cost effective short-runs of books. Kodak is also driving innovation in book production with key partnerships.
Kodak and Timsons Printing Machinery are demonstrating the TIMSON T-Press, the fastest, widest digital inkjet press available for the production of black-and-white trade and textbooks.
A fully digital duplex, monochrome book printing system manufactured by Timsons and powered by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology, the TIMSON T-Press delivers the greatest productivity, functionality and cost-effectiveness of any digital press. The T-Press is a combination of KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology and Timsons’ material handling capabilities offering real production speed and throughput.
Kodak is also delivering innovative products for the newspaper publishing industry, where getting to press fast is extremely important. The new SONORA NEWS Plate is the only plate specifically designed for newspaper applications that allows printers to eliminate processing equipment and chemistry from their operations, saving time and money and reducing environmental impact. SONORA NEWS Plates remove the processing step so that newspapers can streamline operations by simply imaging the plate and going directly to press. Removing the processor eliminates a source of potential variability, allowing SONORA NEWS Plates to deliver stable, consistent plates for reliable quality. In addition, printers can both reduce costs and environmental impact because they do not need to buy, store, and dispose of chemistry.
Maximizing Offset Productivity and Sustainable Offset Solutions
For commercial printers and book manufacturers looking to reduce operational costs along with their environmental impact, the KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates provide the quality, productivity and print capability of mainstream processed plates, but without processing equipment or chemistry. Complimented by KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates for newspaper, both SONORA Plates provide streamlined platemaking, removal of operational costs, and a reduced environmental footprint.
The KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter is another product with environmental enhancements, including a new power-save mode, upgraded remote support capabilities and productivity improvements through faster throughput speeds. The device also has a new look and now runs on MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 OS.
The new KODAK ACHIEVE All-in-One CTP System makes it easy for commercial printers in emerging markets to affordably transition to CTP with Kodak’s state-of-the art thermal imaging and plate technologies. Printers and publishers in target regions are now able to increase efficiency and reap the benefits of a CTP workflow.
Powerful Prepress and Workflow Enhancements
A consolidated suite of workflow tools, including KODAK PRINERGY Software version 6, KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal Software with a special application for iPad Devices, and new versions of KODAK COLORFLOW Software and KODAK PREPS Imposition Software, will be shown at Kodak’s drupa stand. These tools help commercial printers increase profitability by automating production planning and resource management, as well as further streamline manual production processes in customers’ digital and hybrid printing environments.