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Walton Press expands into digital with Kodak NexPress ZX

October 9, 2018  By PrintAction Staff

Walton Press, a Georgia-based printer serving the publishing industry since 1900, has purchased a Kodak NexPress ZX3900 digital production colour press, expanding its range of in-house services to its customers, including the printing of book and other types of publication covers.

The Kodak NexPress ZX platform boasts numerous print enhancement options, including 10 specialty dry inks for the NexPress Fifth Imaging Unit. Furthermore, the ZX Platform is flexible with the substrate types, thicknesses and formats it can work with. The standard maximum sheet length of 520 mm can be optionally extended to 1219 mm with the Kodak NexPress Long Sheet Pile Feeder.

“We’re really excited about the opportunities the NexPress ZX will open up for our business, especially the ability to bring more jobs in-house,” said Stuart Christian, Vice President of Operations, Walton Press. “With NexPress ZX’s flexibility and its ability to handle a wide range of paper sizes and array of substrates, we’ll be able to offer our customers new creative solutions for their publication cover designs. At the same time, we’ll be able to exert greater control over our operations and productivity, which means we can deliver an even higher level of service for our customers.”

The installation of the NexPress ZX Press follows Walton Press decision to convert its entire prepress operation to Kodak technology to improve the operations overall efficiency and service for its customers. As part of the upgrade, Walton Press installed two new Kodak Trendsetter News Platesetters, switched 100 percent of plates to Kodak Sonora Process Free and installed the latest Kodak Prinergy Workflow Solution.

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