Mercury Chooses Kodak Prosper 5000XL Press to Expand Its Book Division

The Prosper 5000XL press brings offset class output approaching 175 lines per inch to Mercury’s digital capabilities, with roll-fed speeds up to 650 feet (or 200 meters) per minute. This combination of speed and superior quality make the Prosper 5000XL Press the most productive inkjet web press on the market for 8, 12, and 16 page signatures. The Prosper 5000XL Press has monthly duty cycles of up to 120 million A4 impressions, with print widths up to 24.5 inches. The result: short turnaround times for virtually any quantity of books, with the high quality publishers expect from offset presses.

The comprehensive book system with the Kodak Prosper 5000XL Press installed at Mercury features the Lasermax Roll Systems Wide Unwind & Rewind units. The finishing lines feature the Stack 2230 Systems that, via a Shuttleworth conveyer, feed the Muller Martini Sigma Binder system.

Mercury will work with Kodak to promote the Prosper 5000XL Press jointly to the industry, providing on-site demonstrations for Kodak customers as well as for book publishers.

“The Mercury installation will be the first Prosper 5000 XL press in a printing company in Rochester, giving us the opportunity to work closely with Mercury to reach potential customers,” said Ferraro. “Mercury’s press will bring a great deal of printing business to Rochester from publishers across the country, making the Prosper Press’s arrival good news for the Rochester area economy.”

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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 quality, productivity, and cost for their clients.

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