In addition to the new capabilities provided by IPS, the PROSPER 5000XLi Press was engineered and built with a range of other features to optimize print speed, ensure smooth operation, and maximize productivity. These include an auto-adjusting intake system that simplifies changing paper stocks, a variable-length paper path to improve drying, and an advanced drying system that adjusts for ink load, web speed, and substrate.
“Our engineers are constantly working to improve every aspect of the printing process, and managing the media handling is a big part of that. Customers will see new revenue opportunities from the higher image quality and broader substrate support, while increasing profits with less waste and greater throughput. The PROSPER Press Platform is delivering billions of pages today, and with the latest enhancements, the PROSPER 5000XLi Press is poised to meet the needs of printers as they grow and expand their business,” added Mansfield.
Helping users further extend substrate options, the in-line KODAK PROSPER Image Optimizer Station (IOS ) automatically prepares commercially available substrates for inkjet printing at full press speeds, enabling users to run industry-standard uncoated, coated—and even glossy coated—papers between 45-300 gsm on roll widths from 8 to 25.5 inches (20.3-64.8 cm).
The PROSPER 5000XLi Press offers full process color perfecting with a print width of up to 24.5 inches (62.23 centimeters) at speeds up to 650 feet (200 meters) per minute with a duty cycle of 90 million A4 or US letter pages a month. The system is capable of print quality that rivals offset output—up to 175 lpi.
The PROSPER 5000XLi Press is commercially available today. As Kodak has traditionally provided upgrade paths for its presses, the PROSPER 5000XL Press is upgradeable to the XLi, thereby protecting current customer investments.