Kodak, Bang Printing Reveal Book Production Capabilities with Digital Inkjet Solution at Customer Event
ROCHESTER, NY—August 28, 2014—Kodak and Bang Printing recently used an upcoming customer event to demonstrate the first North American installation of the Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology with a Timson T-Press Digital Inkjet Web Press. Kodak and Bang Printing, a leading book manufacturer, illustrated for customers how this combination enables greater efficiency in book production as part of their 13th annual plant tour and workshop held this week. The Timson T-Press Digital Inkjet Web Press, which prints up to 175 lpi with speeds up to 650 fpm, uses Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology to produce images at exceptional speeds without sacrificing high quality.
"Pairing Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology with the Timson T-Press and Kolbus book binder has allowed us to offer the widest book press and highest-output inkjet system in North America," said Chris Kurtzman, president and CEO of Bang Printing. "We’ve been able to be more innovative with our book manufacturing process with full-run, short-run, perfect- or hard-cover publishing solutions because of digital inkjet web press technology. This wouldn’t have been possible without exceptional imaging technology from Kodak."
John O’Grady, managing director for the United States and Canada region, and vice president at Eastman Kodak, also added: "Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology has long been a popular choice in imaging technology because of its exceptional speed and quality. We’re very pleased at the winning combination we’ve been able to help provide to an elite book manufacturer like Bang Printing, as it clearly demonstrates how better imaging technology directly correlates with enhanced book production capabilities."
The customer event took place Aug. 27-28, 2014, at the manufacturing facility and fulfillment center of Bang Printing’s headquarters in Brainerd, MN. Beyond the digital inkjet web press demonstration, attendees were offered tours and demonstrations in a variety of departments: accounting; prepress, proofing and plating; digital printing; sheetfed, web presses and laminating; folding and cutting; stitcher and mechanical binding; case-makers; and shipping and receiving.
About Bang Printing
Bang Printing specializes in one- to four-color printing including digital, traditional web and sheetfed for both the commercial and book manufacturing markets. Established in 1899 in Brainerd, MN, Bang Printing has over 100 years of experience in the printing market. In addition to press capabilities, Bang Printing has an extensive in-house bindery including case (smythe, adhesive and library), perfect, saddle stitch and mechanical bindings. Currently, Bang Printing has sales, manufacturing and fulfillment facilities in Minnesota, California and Ohio (Hess Print Solutions), offering an extensive product line to customers nationwide.
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. It provides innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. It also serves the entertainment and commercial films markets. With its world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way.