Kodak unveils fastest inkjet on the market
Kodak has launched a new full-colour perfecting press that it claims is the fastest inkjet on the market.
01 Jul 2022 | By Rahul Kumar
The Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press is an inkjet web press that uses Kodak Stream inkjet technology offering printing speeds of up to 410-m/min (1,345-ft/min) or up to 5,523 A4-ppm, which Kodak said “is almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor”.
The company said the machine enables commercial, publishing, and newspaper printers to compete more effectively with offset and to shift more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet.
The machine supports a maximum web width of 25.5-inches with a variable cutoff length up to 54-inches while printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated stocks, newsprint, and specialty and recycled papers. It can handle paper stocks ranging from 42 to 270-gsm.
Kodak said the Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press uses eco-friendly, water-based nanoparticulate pigment CMYK inks, which offer a wide colour gamut and support efficient drying at peak press speeds. PROSPER 7000 Turbo features interstation drying using near infrared (NIR) technology. This drying solution enables the press to keep up with any of the print modes to ensure the highest quality output at the given speed.
The machine also features interstation drying using near infrared (NIR) technology. This enables the press to keep up with any of the print modes to ensure the highest quality output at the given speed.
Finally, the press also features the Kodak Intelligent Print System. This automatically takes care of monitoring and optimisation of stitching, colour-to-colour and front-to-back registration.
“The game-changing speed of the machine will help commercial, publishing and newspaper printers increase efficiency by shifting more long-run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet,” Jim Continenza, executive chairman and chief executive officer, Kodak, said. “We believe digital technology will grow in importance as a complement to offset as ongoing supply chain issues continue to increase the cost of prepress. This new press reflects our continued commitment to investing in innovation that helps our customers succeed as the industry evolves.”