Open Enrollment | Subscribe to Printing Impressions HERE
Follow us on

Japs-Olson Co. Purchases Kodak Prosper S10 Imprinting System, Plans to Install 24 New Printheads

June 30, 2010
ROCHESTER, NY—June 30, 2010—In the largest purchase to date for the KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System, the Japs-Olson Co. has signed for 24 PROSPER S10 Imprinting System printheads to upgrade its hybrid printing operations for high-volume direct mail and other variable data applications. Minneapolis-based Japs-Olson, one of the largest commercial printing and direct mail production companies in the United States, will use the PROSPER S10 Imprinting System to enhance high-quality, high-speed inline digital printing on its web offset presses with industry-leading 600 dpi capability.

“Japs-Olson is committing to the PROSPER System technology as the future platform for high-quality and high-production variable printing,” said Michael Murphy, company president. “Seeing the PROSPER S10 Imprinting System in action confirmed that this technology will take hybrid printing to the next level.”

The KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System, which can be seamlessly integrated inline into a variety of web offset presses, operates at speeds of up to 1,000 fpm (305 mpm) with a resolution of 600 dpi, saving time and money over a traditional, two-step variable data process that combines offset pre-printed forms and offline laser imprinting.

For many years, Japs-Olson has relied on a full range of KODAK Solutions, including KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetters imaging KODAK THERMAL GOLD Plates, KODAK APPROVAL Proofing Systems, KODAK VERSAMARK DS9100 and DS5300 Printing Systems, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System with KODAK INSITE Software, KODAK UPFRONT Software, and KODAK PREPS Software. 

Japs-Olson Company, founded in 1907 by Barney Japs and G.F. Olson, owes its success in the direct mail industry to equipping highly skilled employees with state-of-the-art tools, and total dedication to the needs of the customer. The company, which started out as a modest job-shop printer, has evolved over its history through constant innovation and refinement of production processes. Since the early 1990s, Kodak has been Japs­-Olson’s leading solutions provider.

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

About KODAK PROSPER Solutions
Based on innovative KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology, KODAK PROSPER Solutions deliver digital without compromise, enabling print service providers to produce offset class output in terms of speed, quality, and cost for their clients.

The family of KODAK PROSPER Products includes the KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System, for direct mail, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, inserts, and transactional documents; KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press for books and direct mail; and KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press for books, direct mail, catalogs/inserts and magazines. For more information, visit

About Japs-Olson Co.
Japs-Olson Co., founded in 1907, has been at the forefront of the commercial printing and direct mail production industry for over 100 years. Based in Minneapolis, it is one of the 10 largest commercial printing and direct mail production firms in the country thanks to its highly skilled work force and ongoing investment in equipment and technology. Japs-Olson is a charter member of the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative, holds the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification and has achieved the SAS 70 Type II Certification.

For more information, visit the web site at or call 800-548-2897.

About Kodak
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit and follow our blogs and more at

More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at

In the graphic communications market, Kodak offers the broadest portfolio of integrated solutions to help customers grow their business. For more information, visit For downloading photos and videos from Kodak’s image library, visit


Companies Mentioned:


Click here to leave a comment...
Comment *
Most Recent Comments: