Kodak to Show Stream Concept Printhead at Drupa
ROCHESTER, NY—April 24— Visitors to Drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have the opportunity to see Kodak Stream ink-jet technology in a hybrid printing application. The Stream Concept Printhead from Kodak will be running inline on a Muller Martini press. Capable of delivering monochrome offset class VDP applications at up to 1,000 fpm to commercial offset printers, the Stream Concept Printhead from Kodak shows Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology’s potential for hybrid printing and also serves as a technology platform for future ink-jet systems.
The first planned product with this new technology, the 4-inch Stream Concept Printhead from Kodak is designed to produce a deep, rich black at 600 dpi on glossy substrates, and to be easy to operate and service. This flexible hybrid printing solution provides a powerful option for print service providers looking to add offset class variable data print to direct mail, statements and other commercial applications. When launched, the product based on this technology demonstration will produce offset class quality at a more economical cost point than offline printing solutions.
A group of Kodak customers previewed the technology during an open house at Kodak’s Dayton, Ohio, inkjet facility. “I was truly impressed by the technology demonstration. I never thought it was possible to attain such high quality using an inkjet system,” said Jaime Silva, owner of Impresora Silvaform S. A. de C.V. in Mexico City. “It seems as though this new technology will position Kodak to take the lead in the overall inkjet market.”
The Stream Concept Printhead from Kodak is able to print on commercially available substrates and offers excellent character definition and small font capability. Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology offers printers the ability to expand into new markets by leveraging current lithographic equipment for new and different commercial VDP applications.
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