Kodak introduced its new Nexfinity sheetfed toner press platform, which builds from its NexPress systems, with availability scheduled for spring 2018. The new platform is built with Dynamic Imaging Technology (DIT), a patented Kodak technology for digital printing.
DIT technology works by applying algorithmic adjustments to specific areas of an image, explains Kodak, which optimizes image quality and consistency based on the image content in each area. Kodak explains this imaging technology produces crisp text, hard lines, soft skin tones, and beautiful skies on the same page.
Featuring a new high resolution and multi-bit LED writing system, Nexfinity is designed to work with a range of applications, including direct mail, commercial print, publishing, and packaging. The press runs at speeds of 83 to 152 pages per minute, working with expanded sheet lengths of up to 48 inches and is capable of handling stocks up to 24 pt.
“With Nexfinity press, printers get a robust digital printing platform that delivers offset quality while driving down costs and equipping them with the flexibility and speed to handle an expansive range of applications for their customers, whether it’s an order for a few hundred or millions of impressions,” said Chris Balls, General Manager, Equipment and VP, Print Systems Division of Kodak.
Nexfinity delivers the industry’s highest information density, according to Kodak, at more than 1.8 billion pieces of image information per square inch. The system can reproduce fine details on the fly, like highlight areas and consistency in mid-tones by adjusting the exposure levels for incredibly high levels of print quality. The LED writing system provides 256 levels of exposure on the imaging cylinder, explains Kodak, compared to laser systems that only are on or off.