Expanded KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Systems
Monday, February 16, 2009
Press release from the issuing companyLUCERNE -- With the addition of four new models, the KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems family extends Kodak's inkjet leadership and includes six total models to meet the complex needs of a wide variety of users and a broad range of applications. Based on a flexible, powerful Drop on Demand (DOD) inkjet printing platform, KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems are equipped to handle complex variable data print applications such as transactional documents and direct mail.
"The demand for offset class digital output continues to rise, and the opportunities for service providers to discover new revenue streams are strong now," said Kevin Joyce, VP of Sales and Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Kodak has a rich heritage in inkjet printing, and by expanding this family of products, we are helping our customers better serve the market and deliver flexible, quality output that sets them apart from the competition."
Joining the VERSAMARK VL2000 and VERSAMARK VL2200 are:
• KODAK VERSAMARK VL6000 Printing System-a single engine system offering two modes of operation; high speed up to 492 fpm (150 mpm) with resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi, or high quality with resolutions greater than 600 x 600 dpi. The VL6000 allows for 1-up or 2-up simplex or 1-up duplex
• KODAK VERSAMARK VL6200 Printing System-a dual engine system offering the same choice of speed or quality modes of operation. The VL6200 allows for 2-up duplex
• KODAK VERSAMARK VL4000 and VL4200 Printing Systems-offer increased speeds up to 410 fpm (125 mpm) with resolutions of 600 x 360 dpi. The VL4000 allows for 1-up or 2-up simplex or 1-up duplex, while the VL4200 allows for 2-up duplex. These models are designed for unique applications such as distributed publishing of newspapers
All VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems now feature a choice of dye based inks in addition to the existing pigment inks, an option which allows users to reduce costs and achieve an improved optical density. MICR support also has been added, building on Kodak's legacy of providing robust MICR solutions. The new, optional MICR unit integrates with the VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems to increase opportunities for both commercial printers and data centers to accept MICR jobs, such as checks and other documents requiring MICR.
Joining the KODAK VERSAMARK System Controller family will be the KODAK VERSAMARK 700 Print Manager, a front end and digital press controller that expands workflow choices and is designed to take full advantage of the power of KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions while driving these advanced quality digital inkjet printers. Bringing all components together under one workflow allows users to improve results and maintain consistent quality from design through processing and printing, regardless of the output technology in use.
The VERSAMARK 700 Print Manager accepts and processes a variety of data streams including PDF, POSTSCRIPT, PPML-GA, PPML-VDX, VPS, and AFP/IPDS. Whether it is operating standalone to drive a single press or within a centralized multiple output environment, the VERSAMARK 700 Print Manager helps improve efficiencies and reduce production costs.
"With six models from which to choose, VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems now offer the flexibility to adapt and grow with the customer and represent Kodak's ongoing commitment to delivering innovative solutions," added Joyce. "The applications enabled by digital print are exciting, from short runs and personalization to TransPromo. KODAK Solutions make it possible for communication providers to exceed the expectations of their clients."
VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems are designed to reduce turnaround time and cost by streamlining the production process through forms replacement-eliminating the two step process of printing offset forms or master documents and then imprinting variable data offline. With VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems you can produce a complete color, personalized document in one pass, thereby reducing waste and improving the timeliness and effectiveness of the printed piece.
The VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems offer a low total cost of ownership, ease of use and are designed with a small footprint to take up less space. The automatic wipe-clean-purge function minimizes operator intervention and keeps printheads operating at peak performance.
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
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