The KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press inkjet web press will be on display for the first time in Europe. Taking full advantage of KODAK ULTRASTREAM Continuous Inkjet Technology, PROSPER ULTRA 520 delivers 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 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’ (a blend of magazine and catalogue) with different editorial and marketing content.
The demanding application includes large high resolution images and a compelling design that leverages PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press’s ability to print heavy ink coverage on standard offset paper at 150 mpm (500 fpm).
It will be showcased at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 (February 27 – March 2, Lucerne, Switzerland). Show attendees can also expect to see an extensive collection of finished applications printed on the PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press as well as the PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press, the world’s fastest digital press with speeds of up to 410 mpm (1,345 fpm). The impressive range of samples on display will include trade publications, colour books, newspapers, catalogues, postcards and direct mail.
To enable efficient and profitable production in the digital print environment and to realise a ‘smart factory’ concept, a powerful overarching workflow is needed. Kodak will be demonstrating KODAK PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions, the first end-to-end workflow solution for the printing industry.
Powered by PRINERGY On Demand workflow automation and Microsoft Azure cloud, PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions removes complexity by bringing together print-specific e-commerce, MIS/ERP, and collaboration software solutions, fully integrated and solely managed by Kodak. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions will manage the digital print workflow and track the entire production process of the magalog job all the way to the saddle-stitched end product.
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 February 28 as part of Hunkeler Innovationdays.
‘We are excited to use Hunkeler Innovationdays for the European premiere of the KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press. This breakthrough inkjet press eases printers’ transition from offset to digital production with its quality, productivity and application capabilities,’ said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kodak. ‘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.’