Kodak to Display Print’s Flexible Future at drupa 2008
KODAK Stream Concept Press and the VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System will be driven by new front ends from Kodak’s PODS Group.
Another growth segment, hybrid applications, utilizes inkjet print heads mounted on offset presses to place variable data on materials as they’re printed.
Featured Solutions: Prepress
Kodak’s broad range of prepress solutions¸ including proofing systems, CTP platesetters, digital plates, and the widely accepted KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System for offset and flexographic printing, will be on display at drupa 2008.
Kodak offers digital halftone, inkjet and virtual proofing systems. The KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System will be on display with a new set of extended gamut donors that meet the demanding needs of packaging customers. Additionally, Kodak will unveil new features of KODAK Proofing Software that allow customers in the commercial and packaging segments to successfully proof the most challenging color jobs both on popular inkjet printers and with the KODAK APPROVAL Digital Color Proofing System.
Kodak will also show a number of its industry leading solutions for digital plate production, including KODAK MAGNUS and TRENDSETTER Platesetters. KODAK Platesetters utilize KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology to provide exceptionally high resolution images and superior imaging stability. In addition, KODAK STACCATO Screening offers high fidelity, continuous tone images that exhibit fine detail and an extended color gamut.
At drupa 2008, Kodak will unveil the fastest and most productive addition to its KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter line. The KODAK MAGNUS 800Z QUANTUM Platesetter images up to 60 8-page plates per hour at the highest image quality available in the industry. In addition, the platesetter has a new, advanced thermal head that generates double the laser power of its MAGNUS Platesetter predecessors.
In response to the emergence of the extremely wide format market and the adoption of presses with formats as wide as 80 pages and beyond, Kodak will introduce an XLF platesetter in the first quarter of 2008. The KODAK MAGNUS XLF 80 QUANTUM Platesetter supports extremely large formats up to 80 pages. The MAGNUS XLF 80 Platesetter is based on the market leading KODAK MAGNUS VLF Platesetter, which is the fastest fully automated very large format platesetter on the market. The MAGNUS XLF 80 Platesetter will offer all of the features that are critically important to wide format commercial printing operations, including high speeds of up to 48 plates per hour at resolutions of 2,400 dpi.