Total Printing Systems Upgrades to Kodak NexPress SX3300 for Quicker Turns, Higher Quality
NEWTON, Ill.—January 11, 2016—Total Printing Systems has upgraded from a Kodak NexPress 2100 Plus to a Kodak NexPress SX3300. The installation started right before Christmas and the press was up and running by Dec. 30. This upgrade will provide multiple benefits to it clients.
“The 2100 Plus was a great press for us for the past nine years, but imaging technology has improved over the years," stated Rick Lindemann, vice president of Total Printing Systems. "The image quality I’ve seen coming off of the SX3300 is much smoother than we were used to on the 2100 Plus. That is primarily due to the upgrade to Kodak’s new HD Dry Inks."
Lindemann continued, "The smaller particle size really makes a difference. Probably the most important upgrade from a client’s perspective will be the expanded sheet length. The long sheet feeder will allow us to print up to a 14x39” sheet much more cost effectively than we could before. This should help reduce turn times and increase image quality for case bound book covers and dust jackets."
Additional benefits afforded by the upgrade include:
- Speed: The SX3300 prints over 40 percent faster than its 2100 Plus.
- HD Dry Ink technology expanded the color gamut of the press and smooths images, allowing for better solids and photo reproduction.
- The fifth color unit will now have the option for light black, which helps smooth and enhance all images even further, especially grayscales.
- The dimensional clear option for the fifth unit will add more tactile finishes to book covers without having to go through the time and expense of embossing or running textured stocks.
Total Printing Systems is committed to continued investment in equipment upgrades, as technology advances, to best serve its clients.
About Total Printing Systems
Total Printing Systems, a short-run digital book manufacturer, was founded in 1973 by Rich and Wendy Lindemann. TPS offers single to full color on covers and interiors, an in-house bindery, print-on-demand, ship-on-demand fulfillment, inventory management and warehousing services. The use of cutting-edge technology and decades of experience has brought Total Printing Systems to the forefront of the book manufacturing industry.
Source: Total Printing Systems.