Kodak will showcase its range of innovative print solutions at Gulf Print & Pack 2013 on Stand B1, Hall 4 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 8-11 April, including the new attention-grabbing possibilities of the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Colour Press with Kodaks NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions that help printers differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market.

The KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Colour Press will demonstrate the extensive creative features of Kodaks NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions which enable spot colours, gold* and pearlescent* effects, Kodak’s unique in-line dimensional printing, high quality gloss, in-line watermarking, or coating in a single pass. 

Announced at drupa 2012, the striking new inks help to produce stunning print products and help brands win the battle for consumers’ attention – particularly for book covers and direct mail applications. 

Komal Sharma, Managing Director Kodak, Middle East & Africa, believes the new inks will have a big impact: The metallic Gold sparkle effect adds something different and breathes new life into applications like direct mail, certificates, photo and tickets. You can also create variations of gold-toned tints, by putting combinations of process colours underneath the gold effect.

Extensive portfolio showcased

Kodak will highlight the creative possibilities of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System, which uses KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology. The system allows users to create a hybrid set-up and produce personalised, highly targeted products. With faster job turnaround time, lower costs and higher productivity for imprinting applications when compared to roll-fed laser printing, the system is easy to integrate with existing equipment and production processes. 

Hybrid printing enables imprinting on the sheets inline as they pass through the offset press, eliminating drying time and saving up to two days in production time.

Also being showcased will be the drupa-launched KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plate. Offering high-quality thermal imaging and the complete elimination of plate processing, SONORA XP Plates increase productivity, simplify operations, and remove costs by reducing the number of steps required for platemaking. SONORA XP Plates completely eliminate all costs associated with processing equipment and chemistry, while requiring less floor space and reducing energy consumption— all great for reducing the environmental footprint of printing, but even better for its bottom line. What makes SONORA XP Plates unique is that they offer all the benefits of process free, plus the productivity and print capabilities that printers expect from mainstream plates.

**technology demonstrations, not yet commercially available.