Kodak unveiled the KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press, a full-colour perfector, at its inkjet facility in Dayton, Ohio. Kodak's new inkjet web press uses Stream Inkjet Technology, offering printing speeds of up to 410 linear mpm or up to 5,523 A4 ppm, which the company claims is almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor. Although a major offset plate supplier, Kodak sees a shift in more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet.


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Kodak's new Prosper 7000 Turbo is a CMYK inkjet perfecting press capable of up to 410 mpm

Kodak's Prosper 7000 Turbo inkjet press is not only fast but can also print on many substrates. It supports a maximum web width of 648 mm with a variable cutoff length up to 1,372 mm, while printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated stocks, newsprint, specialty papers as well as recycled papers.

Offering three optimised print modes, the Prosper 7000 Turbo Press meets the specific requirements of different applications. This allows printers to optimise production processes to always print at the best combination of speed and resolution. The Quality mode, which is roughly comparable to offset printing using a 200 lpi (80 L/cm) screen, is best for direct mailings, catalogs and magazines. The Performance mode (offset equivalent 133 lpi / 52 L/cm) is ideal for textbooks, fiction books and other medium ink coverage applications, and the Turbo mode (85-100 lpi / <40 L/cm) is ideal for newspaper printing with low ink coverage.

The Prosper 7000 Turbo Press uses eco-friendly, water-based Kodak nano-particulate pigment CMYK inks. The inks offer a wide color gamut and, due to proprietary ink formulations, support efficient drying even at peak press speeds. The Prosper 7000 Turbo features interstation drying using near infrared (NIR) technology. This drying solution enables the press to keep up with any of the print modes to ensure the highest quality output at the given speed.

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CEO Jim Continenza

To safeguard consistently high quality, even with the longest print runs, the new press features Kodak's Intelligent Print System. This patented solution automatically takes care of monitoring and optimisation of stitching, color-to-color and front-to-back registration.

Jim Continenza, Kodak’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, says: “The game-changing speed of the PROSPER 7000 Turbo will help commercial, publishing and newspaper printers increase efficiency by shifting more long-run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet. We believe digital technology will grow in importance as a complement to offset as ongoing supply chain issues continue to increase the cost of prepress. This new press reflects our continued commitment to investing in innovation that helps our customers succeed as the industry evolves.”



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