Kodak to showcase new Prosper Ultra 520 press in February

Kodak has announced that it will showcase its latest technology for high-speed digital production printing and end-to-end workflow management, the new Prosper Ultra 520 press, in February.

The company will be taking the wraps off the press at Hunkeler Innovationdays, which will run from 27 February to 2 March in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The recently launched inkjet web press will be on display for the first time in Europe.

Taking full advantage of Kodak Ulrastream Continuous Inkjet Technology, the machine aims to deliver outstanding offset-quality print at high speeds, offers great application flexibility and enables printers to profitably shift more jobs from traditional offset to digital.

Kodak will present a roll-to-roll configuration in which the Prosper Ultra 520 is integrated with a Hunkeler UW8 unwinder and RW8 rewinder along with the Hunkeler WI8 web inspection system via its open architecture interface.

The press will print live three versions of a “magalog” (blend of magazine and catalog) with different editorial and marketing content. The demanding application includes large high-resolution images and a compelling design that leverages its ability to print heavy ink coverage on standard offset paper at 150 mpm (500 fpm).

Show attendees can also expect to see an extensive collection of finished applications printed on the Prosper Ultra 520 as well as the Prosper 7000 Turbo Press, which is a digital press with speeds of up to 1,345 fpm (410 mpm).

In addition, Kodak will be demonstrating its Prinergy On Demand Business Solution – an end-to-end workflow solution for the printing industry. Powered by Prinergy On Demand workflow automation and Microsoft Azure cloud, it removes complexity by bringing together print-specific e-Commerce, MIS/ERP, and collaboration software solutions, fully integrated and solely managed by Kodak.

In addition to its activities on the exhibition floor, Kodak will talk about its solutions for seamless and efficient workflow integration in the digital printing environment at the DOXNET on-site Conference, which will be held on 28 February as part of Hunkeler Innovationdays.

“We are excited to use Hunkeler Innovationdays for the European premiere of the Prosper Ultra 520 Press. This breakthrough inkjet press eases printers’ transition from offset to digital production with its quality, productivity and application capabilities,” Kodak CEO and executive chairman Jim Continenza said.

“Kodak Prosper presses, with their high-speed architecture and use of proprietary water-based nanoparticulate pigment inks and optimiser agents, provide complete solutions for high-output, cost-effective printing of a broad range of applications in all segments of the print market.”

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