KP Services has set up a newspaper printing operation in Jersey, Channel Islands, using two Kodak Prosper 6000P presses. Continue reading “Inkjet printed newspapers come to Jersey”
Bobst has previously disclosed that it was working with Kodak to develop an industrial inkjet machine for printing to corrugated, and has now revealed further details of the project. Continue reading “Bobst talks up inkjet corrugated printer”
Bielomatti, the company formed from a joint venture between Bielomatik and Matti, is to present a new inkjet printer based on Kodak’s Stream technology at an open house event at its base in Neuffen. Continue reading “Bielomatti develops Stream inkjet printer”
Kodak’s figures for the first quarter of 2014 show a net loss of $36 million. In contrast, the previous year Kodak earned $283 million, though this included Other Operating Income, net of $494 million, primarily from a gain of $535 million from the sale of the digital imaging patent portfolio. Continue reading “Kodak makes loss of $36 million”
Kodak has signed a deal with Manroland Web Systems for the German company to integrate and sell Kodak’s Prosper S20 and S30 imprinting modules into the Manroland web press lines. Continue reading “Kodak signs Prosper head deal with Manroland”
The Uteco Group, based in Colognola ai Colli (VR), Italy is integrating two Kodak Prosper S20 units on its 8-color UTECO ONYX 810 flexo printing system. The two units will handle black plus one spot and will be mounted to a rail system so that they can be positioned to provide a narrow personalised swathe across the web width. It’s an important move for Kodak, which has said that packaging was a target market.
Leonardo Gobbi, Commercial and Marketing Director of The Uteco Group, says that this integration will lead to “extremely innovative, customized and communicative printing”. He adds: “The benefits of hybrid printing merge the flexibility and high productivity of flexographic printing with the unique capacity of digital printing to manage the variable data which customizes each individual print job and each individual packaging application.”
The s20 heads will be able to keep up the flexo press, printing at 600mpm with a resolution of 600x300dpi.
Kodak and Bobst have formed a strategic development agreement to integrate Kodak’s Prosper technology into Bobst’s range of packaging production equipment in response to increasing demand for new solutions addressing flexible, folding carton and corrugated applications. Bobst had hinted that it was looking to develop a digital packaging press back at last year’s drupa. Such a press would require a far wider print array than is currently available but Kodak has already said that it has developed a 124.5cm wide array and is working on an even wider 152cm version.
Jean- Pascal Bobst, Chief Executive Officer of Bobst Group, commented: “Flexibility, time to market and improved total cost of ownership are increasingly important to our customers. To extend the capabilities of packaging production equipment, we decided to join forces with Kodak in particular because of their strength in the digital arena.”