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Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Kodak PROSPER 6000

Now that time has passed, and many of the production inkjet vendors are beginning to introduce new offerings, David will look at many of these new products in the context of what was learned in the original series as they are introduced.

By David Zwang
Published: June 10, 2014


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David Zwang travels around the globe helping companies increase their productivity, margins and market reach. He specializes in production optimization, strategic business planning, market analysis, and related services to companies in the vertical media communications market. Clients have included printers, manufacturers, retailers, publishers, premedia and US Government agencies. He can be reached at david@zwang.com.



By Henry Freedman on Jun 10, 2014

Exciting times. Always a good day when our industry gets a new press. So Dave, wondering what configuration Kodak offers prints the best coated paper color image quality. Do you
precoat offline on IOS and the feed self precoated paper into press, or do you
use mill special grade precoated paper for IJ and get best quality and at what speed?. In addition what are the real paper, ink and drying energy economics here? Did Kodak provide any guidance on this?


By David L. Zwang on Jun 11, 2014

The 6000C is the model that was designed for running commercial work with lots of coverage on coated and other papers. They suggest that using the alternative paper path with the additional drying would be the best suited for coated paper. They also believe that running mill pre coat would offer best quality, and said that 650 fpm would be the appropriate (paraphrasing) speed.

My understanding is that while they believe their ink is still the lowest cost in the market, they are currently testing full operational costs at their beta sites. I am sure they will release that info once available.


By Henry Freedman on Jun 12, 2014

Just saw Kodak says in a video for the 6000 that it is possible get a printed color A4 page at .005 or 1/2 cent per page.


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