David Zwang at OPM's new installation of Kodak's 1000 and 5000 XL
Published on November 15, 2010
Dave Zwang on location at OPM highlights a recent Kodak 1000 and a 5000 XL installation.
Hi, Dave Zwang from WhatTheyThink. Here we are at OPM and it’s right outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania with their new Kodak installation. We’ve got a 1000 and a 5000 XL they just put in and this is a complete digital book system. Going from print right through to finished book.
That would be the 5000 over there, this is this 1000, and the 1000 is strictly for black and white and the 5000 is running color. In this case, the color they’re running, they’re actually running full book blocks in color over there. They not running the covers there, they’re running the covers somewhere else. Probably they’re on an EP machine or on an offset machine and they’re marrying them together in the unit over here.
This is – the vinyl noise you’re hearing here is 3 knife trimmer. This is where the actual book after it’s been married together, bound, glued, it’s being trimmed out and then comes right up here – right up the panel here to a tray where she’s pulling it off and sticking it out ready to go stick it in a box somewhere.
Yeah, I think that it’s very exciting to see all of this discussion that we’ve had over the years in terms of what was possible finally come to fruition and it’s bodes for a very exciting future for the industry.
Out of Stock
Published: January 18, 2019
Frank comments about shortages of printed books. At the end of 2018, bookstores— and even Amazon—ran out of inventory for certain bestsellers. Ebooks have not truly replaced printed books and we are still trying to find the equilibrium between ebooks, on-demand books, and long-run printed books.
Frank Books a Hotel Room
Published: January 11, 2019
Frank discovers a hotel lounge that uses the printed encyclopedia as part of the décor. The Hilton Fanueil Hall in Boston has 40 or more sets of various reference encyclopedias in a small room off the main entrance.
Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Digital Color Printing Part 2: Indigo
Published: December 21, 2018
Frank celebrates the 25th anniversary of HP Indigo. What began as Benny Landa’s groundbreaking technology is now a multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. It ushered in the era of on-demand color printing, and, more importantly, the use of variable-data printing for personalized promotion.
Cybersecurity in the Printing Industry
Published: December 20, 2018
Carlos Fernandes, CEO of Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the printing industry.
Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet
Published: December 19, 2018
Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers.