Delegates at Heidelberg Postpress Commercial Information Days 2011 were shown how easy it is to personalize print products during the finishing demonstration using the KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting System. More than 500 representatives from commercial and digital print companies and postpress specialists around the world attended the event to see firsthand the latest advancements in postpress technology. The event took place 1 to 11 November at the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Group's factory in Leipzig, Germany.
KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems were on show and didn't disappoint. The innovative systems, which are designed for printing variable data in hybrid production environments, were demonstrated in a typical finishing line application for producing ready-to-send mailings.
In a HEIDELBERG STAHLFOLDER FLEXOMAILER System configured for perfecting mode, several KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems were used to personalize a self-mailer in the finishing process. The PROSPER S5 Systems mounted in the FLEXOMAILER on POPP vacuum belt tables can be flexibly positioned. They print variable data at 600 x 600 dpi, at speeds of up to 152 m/min. Each printhead is designed for an imprint width of 106 mm. In the finishing line application at the show, the PROSPER S5 Imprinting System printed variable content on the front of each sheet.
Versatile high-quality imprinting at transport speeds
The PROSPER S-Series Systems hold a number of advantages over laser systems when it comes to imprinting. Ursula Voss-Eiden, Marketing Manager DACH, Graphic Communications Group, Kodak, explains, "Traditionally, variable information is imprinted into preprinted offset sheets on laser systems, in a separate production step. Compared to laser imprinting, the PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems offer users more flexibility and enables them to personalize products much faster and more cost-effectively.
"And as we saw at the Postpress Commercial Days event, the print results are of a very high standard. The text, logos, barcodes, graphics and pictures produced using the PROSPER S-Series Systems were very sharp, with a high solid tone density."
Offering the highest quality in hybrid digital printing at transport speeds, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems deliver using KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology. The systems use water-based pigment inks that are durable, water resistant and can be printed on a wide range of coated and uncoated paper.
Kodak's versatile imprinting systems can be integrated easily into new or existing web presses and finishing equipment. In addition to direct mail production, the PROSPER S-Series Systems are ideal for imprinting variable data such as sweepstakes and other promotional content in magazines, catalogs and newspapers.
In addition to the PROSPER S5 Imprinting System, the PROSPER S-Series family includes the PROSPER S10 Imprinting System, which prints up to 305 m/min, and the PROSPER S20 Imprinting System, which prints 600 x 300 dpi at up to 600 m/min. The Kodak portfolio enables solutions for imprinting variable information in four colors in a variety of applications - the PROSPER S10 Imprinting System with CMYK, and the PROSPER S20 Imprinting System.
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