The latest update to the Kodak NEXPRESS Digital Platform, the Kodak NEXPRESS Substrate Expansion Kit, expands the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates NEXPRESS presses can run.
Now commercially available around the world, the Substrate Expansion kit will equip NEXPRESS presses to handle paperboard substrates with weightings graded up to 24 points/610 microns. For synthetic substrates, the Expansion Kit will give printers the option to print on materials with weightings up to 14 mil. These thicker substrates open up new opportunities for printers, including short-run packaging applications including labels, tags and small folding cartons as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products, like point-of-sale displays, retail signage, business cards and hospitality pieces such as menus and door hangers.
‘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,’ said Leonard Christopher, product manager, NexPress, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. ‘With the introduction of the Substrate Expansion kit, printers can continue to broaden their application offerings, enabling them to grow their businesses and customer base. The upgrade makes it a seamless experience for printers to move from running lighter weight stocks and then switch to thicker substrates to cater to a greater variety of customer needs.’
Adding the Substrate Expansion Kit is a quick and seamless process for existing NEXPRESS press customers. The upgrade takes approximately two days and is supported by a full day of onsite training by a Kodak technician that includes best practices associated with running a broader range of substrates. Once installed, the Substrate Expansion Kit allows press operators to quickly make configuration changes to run the full range of substrates without having to have a service technician visit the printing site.