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Kodak Selects Cyril-Scott to be First Install of Stream Printheads

January 27, 2009
ROCHESTER, NY—Jan. 27, 2009—Cyril-Scott Co., a Consolidated Graphics company located in Lancaster, OH, is set to become the first installation of Stream Printheads, Kodak’s new, much anticipated continuous inkjet solution for inline printing on an offset press. First demonstrated at drupa 2008, the Stream Printhead using Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology is a hybrid solution that provides a true bridge between offset and digital printing, extending the business and revenue opportunities of printers of all sizes and adding value to printed pages.

“Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology enables offset class reliability, productivity, cost of ownership, and quality with the full benefits of digital printing for commercial and transactional applications,” said Ronen Cohen, Vice President of Marketing, Inkjet Printing Solutions, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “The changing nature of print and communications means that service providers must adapt to meet the needs of their customers, offering a variety of solutions that are best suited to address the individual needs of each project. The Stream Printhead is an ideal bridge between digital and offset.”

Cyril-Scott was founded in 1959 as one of the first inline finishing web printers and has built its business around innovating cost saving methods of print production for its customers. The company offers everything from design and prepress to printing and finishing, and as the first beta customer for the Stream Printhead, will bring its personalization services to the next level.

Cyril-Scott is installing four Stream Printheads mounted to a Kodak VERSAMARK DC3800 Printhead Carriage that is integrated inline with a web offset press, along with a Kodak VERSAMARK CS410 System Controller. The Stream Printheads will be used to print a U.S. Postal Service self-mailer, in addition to other direct mail applications.

“The Stream Printhead brings an exciting new capability to our full range of services,” noted Matt Coltharp, President of Cyril-Scott. “Personalized direct mail provides the best return on investment, and the ability to customize any mail piece at offset speed and quality will help us provide our clients with a real competitive advantage.”

The Stream Printhead, with flexible mounting options, integrates seamlessly with web offset presses and a variety of third party printing towers to add variable data to offset printed materials at 1,000 fpm (305 mpm) with a resolution of 600 dpi. With a print width of 4.16 inches and rich black pigment based inks that offer fade, scratch, and water resistance, the Stream Printhead increases throughput and eliminates the need for additional standalone equipment.
 

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