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New CREO color server drives performance from Xerox color 800/1000 presses

Friday, May 21, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

IPEX, Birmingham, UK - Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group is unleashing its latest CX  Print Server, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology, for the production of brilliant colour commercial printing including marketing collateral, direct mail, photography books, catalogs and magazines.

The new CX Print Server easily achieves the demands for exceptional quality from the most colour-critical customers. With advanced colour management technology, the superior CX Print Server extends precise control over colour rendering and image quality, delivering superb image quality from the new XEROX Colour800/1000 Presses.

"CREO Color Servers meet the highest demands of the industry," says Hezy Rotman, General Manager, Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group. "This new server is the result of our ongoing collaboration with Xerox for the development of advanced technological solutions that satisfy the utmost needs of our customers."

Support for XEROX Clear Dry Ink -- Easy Creative Effects
The CX Print Server supports state-of-the-art technology, such as the XEROX Clear Dry Ink for offset-like creative effects. Printers can easily achieve a spot-Clear Dry Ink-look as a special effect, to flood an entire page or to enhance a specific object to draw attention, enhance photos, simulate pearlescent or metallic appearances and more.

Certified by Fogra -- Industry Certified Colour Quality
The innovative CX Print Server and the XEROX Colour 800/1000 Press are certified by Fogra for outstanding colour quality, stability and management tools that accurately reproduce offset-oriented colour gamuts.

Supporting Workflows of the Future -- ADOBE PDF Print Engine 2
The CX Print Server supports PDF Print Engine 2, the foundation of next-generation PDF print workflows. With accurate, native rendering of PDF files, even complex designs with graphically rich content are reproduced quickly and reliably. With the CX Printer Server, PDF Print Engine 2 consistently delivers true colour fidelity, based on modern, ICC-based colour management, while leveraging the full colour capabilities of the press.

The Commercial Printers' Choice
The CX Print Server is designed to meet the requirements of the commercial and high volume digital environments. It combines tools that yield superb digital colour with a workflow that integrates seamlessly with commercial offset and high-end digital environments such as KODAK PRINERGY Workflow. Using intelligent open connectivity with JDF-enabled automation for print production, the CX Colour Server helps drive business performance and profit.

Optional Features for Graphic Arts and Transaction Professionals
Two optional power kits expand the feature set of the CX Print Server. The Imposition Power Kit increases overall productivity in a hybrid workflow environment. Digital printing customers have more flexible and traditional imposition options that simulate offset printing. Expanded features support:
- Blended offset and digital workflow special needs
- Use of larger paper sizes in digital printing
- Very easy and intuitive imposition ganging.

The Imposition Power Kit is based on KODAK PREPS Imposition Software, one of the most widely used pieces of software in the printing industry.

The Transaction Power Kit enables the CX Print Server to print Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) originating from any AFP-enabled system or application. It will process the IPDS data stream and translate it into optimized ADOBE POSTSCRIPT files for efficient high-speed, high-volume production printing, which is especially well suited for transactional and trans-promotional printing requirements.

The new CX Print Server will be available in July 2010. Its exceptional performance is being demonstrated with the XEROX Colour 800/1000 Press at the Xerox booth at IPEX (Hall 7, CD450).

CREO Color Servers are a leading solution for print on-demand professionals. They provide superior connectivity to graphic arts workflows, automation, exceptional colour and image quality, advanced Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities, and extensive document printing functionality to boost productivity. CREO Color Servers incorporate a robust technology platform to optimize the performance of digital production printers and presses, and increase efficiency and cost effectiveness over the entire print production cycle.

 

 

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