Nexpress with LED technology
Kodak will showcase its new KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press at drupa 2016, which will be running live throughout the show on the company’s stand (Hall 5, Stand F09). The new press supports thicker paper and the use of synthetic substrates that will open up new opportunities for printers, including short-run packaging applications like labels, tags and small folding cartons, as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products.
Complementing these state-of-the-art NEXPRESS ZX Press models, the company will also preview a new KODAK NEXPRESS Platform on its stand, with commercial availability targeted for 2017. The new platform will feature a new multi-bit LED writing system that provides industry-unique computational halftone screening, enabling extremely consistent, high image quality with minimal artifacts.
Additionally, switchable color stations that allow for colors to be printed in different sequences and combinations will broaden the spectrum of applications that can be produced (for example CMY plus two specialty inks). The new NEXPRESS Platform will be capable of delivering peak quality over longer runs with less operator effort. It will also have the ability to print on longer sheets of up to 48” to accommodate additional retail and other specific applications.
The company is launching a new KODAK NEXPRESS Opaque White Dry Ink for NEXPRESS Presses for the Fifth Imaging Unit. This new specialty dry ink complements the nine inks already available, while delivering excellent opacity in a single pass through the press, and providing increased productivity and higher quality short run production for applications such as packaging, signage, labels and invitations.
“Our expanding NEXPRESS portfolio plays a critical role within Kodak’s digital print offerings. These announcements are testimony to the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and investment in this space,” said Robert S. Taylor, General Manager, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, Vice President, Print Systems Division. “NEXPRESS Presses deliver industry-leading productivity, unique print capabilities and modular design – enabling customers to upgrade to the latest technology available within each NEXPRESS Platform. And, with the introduction of the newest NEXPRESS Platform, printers can continue to broaden their application offerings, enabling them to grow their businesses and customer base.”
Visitors can also learn more about how the company is further leveraging its strengths in materials and small particle manufacturing to participate more broadly in the electrophotographic market as a supplier of unique, high quality chemical toners.
“Kodak’s legacy is deeply rooted in materials science, imaging and manufacturing excellence that allows the company to be a full systems provider – from components to hardware to software solutions to world class customer service – within the market segments we holistically serve,” said Taylor. “We’re very excited to bring a spectrum of important new offerings to the market at this year’s drupa, and look forward to engaging with our customers and delivering the best solutions to their needs.”
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