Kodak is showcasing new inkjet technologies in the Kodak Quarter (Hall 5) at drupa 2016. Debuting at the show will be Kodak’s next generation inkjet technology platform, KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology. These are four inkjet must-sees on the Kodak floor.
ULTRASTREAM is aimed at printers and prospects demanding a superior image quality to integrate into their application-based production systems. Printing at an exceptional quality of 600 x 1800dpi at speeds of up to 150 meters per minute (500 feet per minute) on the widest variety of paper and plastic substrates, to address applications including narrow-web labels, and packaging. Its modular printhead can be implemented in varying widths ranging from 8” up to 97”. It will also be available with Kodak’s Digital Front End (DFE), a dynamic and flexible solution to meet the demands of commercial printers as they implement production inkjet in their workflows.
At the Kodak booth, the company is demonstrating the ULTRASTREAM technology in an 8” configuration on a narrow-web press for labelling and small format printing to showcase the high resolution output as a result of smaller ink drop sizes, superior drop placement and substrate interaction.
2. PROSPER 6000C with inline finishing
Kodak is also running live demonstrations of the Prosper 6000C press, with supposed printing speeds of up to 300 meters per minute. The press will be running with multiple inline finishing solutions for two different applications; magazines and catalogs printed on lightweight coated paper and various commercial applications.
The KODAK PROSPER 6000S and 6000S Hybrid will demonstrate how simplex printing leverages Kodak Stream Inkjet technology, on showcase through Kodak’s OEM partnership on the manroland web systems stand in Hall 14. The Kodak Prosper 6000S can be integrated to run inline with a commercial web offset press to simultaneously imprint digital sections into retail flyers using full-page CMYK printing at 600x600 dpi with the unique ability to match the speed of the offset line.
3. Extended Gamut + Varnish (XGV)
The Extended Gamut + Varnish (XGV) technology for the flexo, gravure and offset industries will be on demo for flexible films produced on narrow-web. Featuring seven of Kodak’s S-Series Printing Systems printing on flexible films, which are capable of printing CMYK and an extended gamut of CMYK plus orange, green and violet, the demo will have an additional station printing water-based digital varnish. This demonstration will utilise environmentally friendly aqueous inks compliant with Indirect Food Contact directives bonding on to flexible films, which is unique in the industry.
4. This is Inkjet! Loft
Kodak’s This is Inkjet! Loft will showcase new applications and opportunities through integrating the Stream inkjet technology. The loft is a fully functional apartment decorated with Kodak Stream digitally printed products, including laminate flooring, cupboards, countertops, furniture, wallpaper, napkins and other consumer goods.