Kodak Debuts NexPress and Prosper Machines in Europe
By Jon Robinson
During the annual Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011 event, currently taking place in Switzerland, Kodak unveiled new engine options for its NexPress Versamark and Prosper lines.
The new Prosper S20 system, based on Kodak’s Stream Inkjet Technology and the ability to fire pigment-based inks, employs a 4.16-inch imprinting width and reaches speeds of up to 2,000 feet per minute (600 metres per minute) at 600 x 300 dpi. The Prosper S20 has been commercially released with up to 12 print stations and 24 printheads. Existing Prosper S10 machines can be upgraded to the S20 configuration.
“With the quality, productivity, and cost of offset, the PROSPER S20 Imprinting System adds the power of variable data to inline production and makes hybrid printing a reality for print and marketing service providers of all kinds,” said Vince Ferraro, VP of Marketing, Digital Print Solutions, Kodak.
The main enhancement of the new Kodak NexPress SX is the ability to reach speeds of up to 131 pages per minute (ppm) in addition to 91 and 109 ppm options. With a monthly duty cycle of around 4-million pages, NexPress SX also includes a long-sheet option at 660 mm, which Kodak describes as adding 27 percent more printable area over existing NexPress models.