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Kodak Formally Launches Prosper Inkjet Press #Ipex

May 18, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, UK, May 18—Kodak innovation unveiled at Ipex 2010 helps customers capitalize on the unprecedented forces of change within the worlds of printing, packaging, publishing, and marketing.

“Today, we introduced six new revolutionary products, most notably the Kodak Prosper 5000XL Press, that will change print forever and accelerate the transformation of the graphic communications industry,” said Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eastman Kodak Company. “We are bringing print into the future with Kodak innovation that will help our customers grow their businesses and improve profitability. I promised at drupa 2008 that Kodak would change print forever, and today the fruits of that promise are on display at Ipex 2010.”

In Stand 09-E320, Kodak introduces a powerful range of digital, offset and flexographic products to its integrated portfolio. The new solutions from Kodak on display at Ipex represent the most advanced tools for marketing and production, leveraging Kodak’s many years of materials and image science leadership and providing customers with a competitive advantage. Kodak is committed to being the best partner to help customers grow their businesses, developing solutions that maximize productivity, optimize supply chain efficiency, and improve Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) with personalized, relevant communications.

In addition to seeing some of the newest products in action, visitors to Kodak’s stand at Ipex have the opportunity to talk with experts to find the best solutions for their businesses or production needs. The Pipeline of Innovation, an interactive digital display, lets visitors learn more about the various applications enabled by Kodak Products, while the K-Zone gives customers a chance to hear from experts and peers about what trends are driving industry now and those that will in the future. More information about Kodak’s presence at Ipex can be found at www.kodak.com/go/ipex.

New Prosper Press delivers true offset class performance
Highlighting Kodak’s presence at the show is the Kodak Prosper 5000XL Press. Based on the innovative Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology, the Prosper 5000XL Press delivers offset class output with 100 percent variability, enabling print and marketing service providers to maximize production and supply chain efficiencies while improving return on marketing investment. For book publishers, the Prosper Press Platform provides an ideal solution for short-run books with economics that drive operational and supply chain efficiencies for run lengths up to 7,000 books.

The Prosper 5000XL Press is a groundbreaking continuous inkjet press that is up to 38 percent more productive than competitive inkjet systems and features a print speed of up to 650 fpm (200 mpm) with image quality approaching up to 175 lpi. Able to handle both uncoated and coated papers, including glossy coated, the Prosper 5000XL Press has a monthly duty cycle of up to 120 million A4 pages and is ideal for everything from short-run book production to catalogs, direct mail, and more.
 

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