To take advantage of the many exciting opportunities in the book market today, you need a partner that understands your business and offers a variety of tailored solutions.
Within the printed book market, Kodak is the only company that offers a complete portfolio of both offset and digital print systems tied together by a unified workflow delivering run lengths from one to one million in black-and-white and color. You can meet any combination of run-length demands when you implement a production model optimized for a mixed environment of offset and digital technology.
The KODAK PROSPER family includes the PROSPER 1000 and PROSPER 5000XL presses, delivering extreme productivity with speeds up to 650 feet per minute (200mpm). It is one of the most cost effective inkjet web press available today for 8, 12 and 16 page signatures with a duty cycle of up to 90 million A4 or US letter pages a month. "High-volume, variable data, production inkjet printing technology is a key ingredient in our current and long-range plans, and the PROSPER 5000XL Press gives us the quality and productivity we need to move the business forward," said Katie Kriemelmeyer, president, Automated Graphic Systems, a Consolidated Graphics company.
Earlier this year, Kodak announced a technology partnership with Timsons, the U.K.-based manufacturer of custom book-printing presses, to create a fully digital monochrome book-printing system. Powered by Kodak's industry-leading Stream Continuous Inkjet Technology, the TIMSON T-Press is designed for wide-web book printing and can run multiple book formats on a single press through a variety of Timsons-manufactured finishing solutions. Clays, the book division of St. Ives Group in the U.K., was the first to adopt the TIMSON T-Press.
In the world of publishing, the number one material cost is paper. The new Image Optimizer Station (IOS) for the
PROSPER Press enables printing on virtually any commercially available paper—uncoated, coated, or glossy. And for printers wanting to buy substrates ready to run directly from the mill, the Paper Rating System for KODAK PROSPER Press tests and rates substrates across a wide range of production metrics.
In other applications, cut-sheet black-and-white KODAK DIGIMASTER
Digital Production Systems are ideally suited for printing book blocks on demand, while KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses offer benchmark quality. New features just introduced for the NEXPRESS family include a 36-inch-long sheet size and new award -winning metallic finishes, which join the already successful dimensional printing and spot coating for print-on-demand color books and book covers and dust jackets.
We understand the challenges and opportunities of today's market, and the trend toward optimizing the supply chain plays directly to Kodak's strengths. Our CTP solutions provide leading stability with advanced automation and high-quality thermal imaging that drives more cost and waste out of the system.
Offset book printers around the globe are increasingly embracing the benefits of process-free plate technology. Today, more than 1,600 printers have adopted our process-free plates. Recently introduced, KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates has faster imaging than previous process free plates.
Our Unified Workflow Solutions integrate the entire workflow from job creation to output, as well as automate labor-intensive prepress processes. And our Web-to-print solutions provide intelligent procurement options, enabling publishers to order just what they need, when they need it.
You don't need to navigate the new environment alone. Kodak can help book manufacturers make a seamless transition to new operating models, so you can capitalize on the new business of books. We offer an array of technical and professional services that help maximize operational efficiency. So visit our Web site to learn more about our revolutionary book printing solutions and how our portfolio of products can help you create a blended production environment that brings together the best of offset and digital print technology to serve today's changing book market.