Kodak Develops Prosper 1000 Plus Press

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Kodak has developed the Prosper 1000 Plus Press, the world’s fastest black and white inkjet press. It is powered by proprietary Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology and leverages the base Kodak Prosper 1000 Press platform with new enhancements to the transport and software capabilities. Delivering speeds of up to 304,8m per minute (1000fpm), these enhancements enable the immediacy and versatility of digital printing for black and white applications.

With speeds of up to 4364 A4 pages per minute, the Kodak Prosper 1000 Plus Press is well-suited to meet the changing needs of print service providers (PSPs) in the book publishing industry. Modern publishers face demanding supply chains, shorter print runs, more frequent orders, faster cycle-times, additional demand for drop shipments and an increased need for customisation. The Kodak Prosper 1000 Plus Press enables PSPs to address these challenges with high quality, world-class speed and job customisation. This powerful combination provides a tight alignment between supply and production demand.

The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press is a compact monochrome press that leverages KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology to offer one-over-one perfecting with a print width of up to 62.2cm (24.5 inches) and speeds up to 300m (1000 feet) per minute.

It also joins the advanced family of Kodak Prosper 6000 Presses in offering:
• Kodak 700 Print Manager Digital Front End designed to drive open connectivity and ease-of-use for high-speed digital inkjet presses.
• Ink saver mode, providing up to 30% reduced ink usage depending on the application.
• Micro-level text enhancement, a new finishing interface and job estimating and reporting features.

The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press is expected to ship later this year and is field-upgradable for current customers of the Kodak Prosper 1000 Press, who can easily upgrade at the time of its release.

‘The book printing and publishing industry has been greatly impacted by emerging digital technologies,’ said Will Mansfield, Worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing for Inkjet Presses, Eastman Kodak Company. ‘Printers are searching for ways to produce shorter runs quickly and profitably. The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press meets these needs head on, delivering print quality and productivity akin to offset, but with the immediacy and versatility of an all-digital workflow.’