Consolidated Graphics to Install a KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press to Unlock New Opportunities in Digital Printing and PublishingJanuary 25, 2010
ROCHESTER, NY—01/25/2010—Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) and Kodak recently announced that CGX will install a KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press. Powered by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology, the PROSPER 5000XL Press provides offset class quality, productivity and cost across a wide range of coated and uncoated commercial print applications.
“With the PROSPER 5000XL Press, CGX stays on the leading edge of digital printing and publishing. This technology is a perfect complement to our world-leading digital footprint of over 220 high-end digital presses. This press will continue to support our customers’ needs for shorter runs and personalized solutions,” said Ric Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations for CGX. “This is a strategic investment that positions us well for innovation in 2010 and beyond.”
“The KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press is an inkjet technology breakthrough that will change communications, so it is fitting that CGX—which is known as one of the world’s leaders in digital printing—will be on the forefront of that transformation,” said Kevin Joyce, Worldwide Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. “The PROSPER Press platform’s ability to produce offset class output on glossy stock is a critical value proposition to CGX, which has a reputation for producing high-quality direct mail, annual reports and other marketing collateral.”
The KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press features a print speed of up to 650 fpm (200 mpm) with image quality approaching 175 lpi and a monthly duty cycle of up to 120 million A4 pages. The press is able to handle both coated and uncoated papers, including glossy coated, with basis weights ranging from 45 gsm-300 gsm (30 lbs-200 lbs). In addition, the press boasts an advanced ink formulation to further enhance print quality, durability and the unique ability to print on glossy coated substrates.
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
About Consolidated Graphics
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America’s leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Canada, and in Prague, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.