“Our customers are really impressed with the quality of the NEXPRESS Press and enjoy seeing what the Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions can do for them,” said Stuart. “We’ve used the clear gloss quite a bit on applications, especially for postcards and brochures. Some customers are now contacting us directly with digital work just for these enhanced features. It’s allowed us to tap into new markets we couldn’t reach before, and we are even moving some offset jobs over to the digital press.”
Impressions Printing has grown its business by 75 percent during the last three years. The company’s staff is optimistic about their future in digital, expressing that they have already seen plenty of business growth in their black-and-white digital work and are starting to see an increase in their variable printing work.
Complementing its notable success in the digital market, Impressions Printing will continue its offset printing business as well. The company also uses KODAK Solutions for its offset production, including a KODAK MAGNUS 400 Platesetter running KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Non Process Plates. The MAGNUS Platesetter provides exceptional productivity, helping Impressions Printing reduce the amount of time each job spends in prepress. THERMAL DIRECT Plates enable high-quality offset printing while completely eliminating the need for plate processing equipment and chemistry. The addition of the THERMAL DIRECT Plates made Impressions Printing the first Kodak customer in Canada to implement a completely process-free plate making solution.
“Kodak developed the KODAK NEXPRESS Platform as a robust solution for printers looking to do more with digital printing. With its advanced printing capabilities, high efficiency, and outstanding imaging quality, it is easy to see why Impressions Printing is growing its digital business so quickly,” said Greg Running, Kodak’s National Sales Manager, Canada. “This latest installation of the KODAK NEXPRESS Press will help Impressions Printing remain competitive in the commercial print market and deliver high-value applications to its customers.”