Kodak will showcase its new KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press at drupa 2016, which will be running live throughout the show on the company’s stand. Many of our clients will know that we at House of Print were one of the first companies in South Africa to install the NEXPRESS. Through technology upgrades we have managed to ensure that our NEXPRESS is completely up-to-date.
The new NEXPRESS supports thicker paper and the use of synthetic substrates that will open up new opportunities for printers, including short-run packaging applications like labels, tags and small folding cartons, as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products.
Complementing these state-of-the-art NEXPRESS ZX Press models, the company will also preview a new KODAK NEXPRESS Platform on its stand, with commercial availability targeted for 2017. The new platform will feature a new multi-bit LED writing system that provides industry-unique computational halftone screening, enabling extremely consistent, high image quality with minimal artefacts.
Additionally, switchable colour stations that allow for colours to be printed in different sequences and combinations will broaden the spectrum of applications that can be produced (for example CMY plus two specialty inks). The new NEXPRESS Platform will be capable of delivering peak quality over longer runs with less operator effort. It will also have the ability to print on longer sheets of up to 48-inch to accommodate additional retail and other specific applications.
The company is launching a new KODAK NEXPRESS Opaque White Dry Ink for NEXPRESS Presses for the Fifth Imaging Unit. This new specialty dry ink complements the nine inks already available, while delivering excellent opacity in a single pass through the press, and providing increased productivity and higher quality short run production for applications such as packaging, signage, labels and invitations.
‘Our expanding NEXPRESS portfolio plays a critical role within Kodak’s digital print offerings. These announcements are testimony to the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and investment in this space,’ said Robert S. Taylor, General Manager, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, Vice President, Print Systems Division. ‘NEXPRESS Presses deliver industry-leading productivity, unique print capabilities and modular design – enabling customers to upgrade to the latest technology available within each NEXPRESS Platform. And, with the introduction of the newest NEXPRESS Platform, printers can continue to broaden their application offerings, enabling them to grow their businesses and customer base.’