Wilen Direct, which has installed four S10 Imprinting Systems, is outputting 80,000 pieces per hour, or 1.6 million pieces per day, on just one of its presses. “The shift occurring in the communications industry makes it tough to be a print-only provider. You have to be solutions-oriented,” said Kevin Wilen, Executive Vice President, Wilen Direct. “We manage complex direct marketing programs from concept to execution. With the S10 Imprinting System we are able to produce Inline Letterpak pieces in a single process without the need for time-consuming laser and inserting steps. This technology lets us create full variable data print through our offset presses, and it does it three to four times faster than a traditional high-speed roll-to-roll system. As a result, we can move faster than ever while increasing quality.”
As the Stream Inkjet Technology advances, Kodak is engaged with more than 50 customers worldwide to help them transition from their current printing processes to the Prosper Press Platform. A full color continuous inkjet press using Stream Inkjet Technology will be available for customer installation in early 2010. At the PRINT 09 tradeshow in September, Kodak will update the market on plans for its Prosper Press Platform.