Kodak to Display Print’s Flexible Future at drupa 2008
Print engine enhancements designed to improve overall performance to the DIGIMASTER EX Digital Production Systems also enable the ability to print on a wide variety of substrates. The addition of the Watkiss SpineMaster accessory to the DIGIMASTER EX System’s booklet maker allows printers to finish documents with a high quality, professional appearance without the additional cost of perfect binding.
Inkjet Printing Systems
Through innovative technology enhancements in color, speed and quality, high volume inkjet printing has expanded into a wide range of applications such as direct mail addressing and imprinting, barcoding, newspapers, packaging, book printing and TransPromo communications.
Kodak will demonstrate the next generation of continuous inkjet technology as it displays the KODAK Stream Concept Press publicly for the first time at drupa 2008. The higher resolution, smaller ink droplet size, and faster generations of drops involved in Stream Technology will take inkjet technology to offset class quality, productivity and cost.
With Stream Technology, mild heat fluctuations of the surface of the ink results in the formation of ink droplets at high speed. Capable of producing 2,500 A4 (letter sized) pages per minute, Stream Technology uses pigment inks to provide permanence on coated papers and a range of other commercial printing substrates.
The latest expansion of the KODAK VERSAMARK V-Series Printing Systems portfolio brings higher resolution to Kodak’s inkjet line and provides an affordable solution for the mid volume range of bill and statement producers. The new KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System targets data centers with volumes of more than 1 million per month of transactional, promotional and TransPromo documents, such as billing, account statements, and direct mail. The VERSAMARK VL2000 System employs drop-on-demand print technology with image resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and operates at maximum production capacity of 1,090 A4 (letter sized) impressions per minute.