#Ipex: Kodak to Deliver Innovation Across its Integrated Portfolio
The Prosper Press Platform enables print and marketing service providers the ability to maximize production and supply chain efficiencies, and improve 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 7000 books.
“With continuous inkjet solutions such as Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology, we are seeing a reduction in costs and significant improvement in quality,” said Bill Lamparter of PrintCom Consulting. “Led by Prosper Products, we’ll see continuous growth in the application areas for inkjet—from books to direct mail and others.”
Prosper 5000XL and 1000 Presses are up to 38% more productive than competitive inkjet systems and feature a print speed of up to 650 fpm (200 mpm) with image quality approaching up to 175 lpi, and a monthly duty cycle of up to 120 million A4 pages. The presses are able to handle both coated and uncoated papers, including glossy coated, with basis weights ranging from 45 gsm-175 gsm (30 lbs-120 lbs) on the Prosper 1000 Press and 45 gsm-300 gsm (30 lbs-200 lbs) on the Prosper 5000XL Press.
A modular and scaleable architecture means that customers can leverage investments in the Prosper 1000 Press to easily upgrade in the field to a Prosper 5000XL Press, ensuring they have the best configuration to meet their needs. The Prosper Press Platform has a 20% lower cost of operation and is 10 times more reliable than thermal inkjet products.
The Prosper Press Platform will be driven by the Kodak 700 Print Manager, a front-end system enabling high-quality variable data printing at the full rated speed of 650 fpm for the entire range of target applications. The Kodak 700 Print Manager accepts and processes a variety of data streams, including PDF, POSTSCRIPT, PPML-GA, PPML-VDX, VPS, and AFP/IPDS. The Kodak 700 Print Manager also offers industry-leading color management for a greater level of quality assurance and process automation. The optimized interface between the Kodak 700 Print Manager and Kodak Prinergy Workflow System provides advanced automation, making it easier for print providers to blend offset and digital printing technology.