Japs-Olson, OPM Obtain Kodak Digital Solutions

CHICAGO—Japs-Olson Co., which specializes in direct mail services and commercial printing, placed an order at Graph Expo here for an end-to-end digital printing solution including printheads, presses and consumables, all manufactured by Kodak.

The purchase includes multiple Kodak Prosper S10 imprinting systems, multiple Kodak Nexpress SE3000 digital production color presses with Print Genius, a Kodak Digimaster EX150 digital production system, the Kodak Insite storefront system and a multi-year contract for Kodak Trillian SP plates. With this latest addition, Japs-Olson will be running a total of 48 Prosper S10 imprinting systems.

This combination of end-to-end solutions from Kodak allows Japs-Olson to integrate its digital and web offset workflows, reduce chemical and energy use, and extend its variable data capabilities to its offset printing workflow. This purchase is part of an ongoing effort by Minneapolis-based Japs-Olson to expand its digital capabilities, while providing an ever-growing range of variable data printing solutions to its customers.

Also announced at Graph Expo, Offset Paperback Manufacturers (OPM) of Laflin, PA, an arvato US Bertelsmann company, has added a Kodak Prosper 5000XL press to its book publishing operations. It is already operating a Kodak Prosper 1000 press. OPM, which manufactures mass-market paperback books, produces as many as 1.7 million book pages per day.

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