DRUPA 2004 -- Gearing Up for the Big Show
CORjet is designed to print on corrugated substrates in media sizes up to 63x126˝ and 100mm thickness. It features a 600 dpi resolution and prints at speeds up to 1,614 square feet per hour. The system uses fast-drying, water-based pigmented inks and has an integrated dryer. Halevy points out that the machine is intended to produce materials for indoor use, such as dimensional store displays.
With its acquisition by Eastman Kodak Co. completed, the officially renamed Kodak Versamark (formerly Scitex Digital Printing) is focusing on what it is calling the "next generation of Business Color technology" for its V-series of continuous ink-jet presses.
The VX5000 system, set to be introduced at Drupa, boosts 300x1,200 dpi color printing at speeds of up to 325 fpm. Driving the system will be the new CS600 controller jointly developed with EFI. It enables full variable printing at the engine's rated speed, implements industry standards and supports ICC profiles.
The company also will be showing a new model in its 4300 line of drop-on-demand, narrow-width, ink-jet printing systems. The 4350 UV utilizes UV-based inks with integrated curing to enable printing on a wider range of substrates at 300 dpi with a 2.58˝ head width.
Details of a new product launch Enfocus Software has in the works for Drupa 04 were also embargoed. Other news the company was willing to share openly is its intention to incorporate comprehensive Job Ticket and JDF support across its product line.
RealTimeImage's Graphic Arts division is expected to officially be part of Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) well in advance of Drupa. Therefore, the plan is for RealTimeProof 5.0 to make its debut in the KPG booth.
"Multiple-view" and "Compare" functions represent the key advances in the upgrade. With this version, users will be able to view up to four high-resolution images concurrently on-screen. The comparison feature enables two versions of the same image to be viewed side by side, with a third panel showing either just the areas that are different or the entire image with the areas of difference highlighted by flashing between the two versions. Other new features include secure approval authentication and a "Lockout" function.