Rottweil/Germany - BDT Print Media GmbH is pleased to announce that Kodak will be demonstrating the advanced TPF-550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder as part of the showcase of the KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press at DRUPA 2016. The TPF–550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder by BDT Print Media configured for the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Platform is capable of feeding the widest range of cut sheet digital production print substrates in the world, and is an enabling element of the expanded print capabilities of the NEXPRESS Platform. Kodak will be exhibiting the combined NEXPRESS Press and TPF-550 Feeder at the DRUPA 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 31 to June 10, 2016.
The TPF-550 Feeder incorporates the revolutionary patented BDT Tornado technology for media separation, lift and transport. The fully electronic control of the Tornado technology allows for media feed parameters to be stored in the feeder memory and used to automatically configure the unit.
The new KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press supports thicker paper and the use of thicker synthetic substrates that will open up new opportunities for printers, including short-run packaging applications like labels, tags and small folding cartons, as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products. The enhanced feeding capability of the TPF-550 Feeder will provide reliable, automated feeding substrates used for these new applications. Job changeover time is significantly reduced due to automation during the setup process.
“Since the adoption of the TPF-550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder by Kodak in 2015 we have seen a strong positive reaction from our NEXPRESS customers to the enhanced feed reliability and ease of use, particularly for the long banner formats,” said Leonard Christopher, Worldwide NEXPRESS Product Manager, Eastman Kodak Company. “The robust feed technology provided by the BDT TPF-550 Feeder will now be used within the KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press to broaden the scope of the types of applications our customers are able to develop for their clients. Our customers are using the long sheets for highly unique and high value applications such as pocket folders, book dust jackets and photo collages. Additionally, the ease of use of the TPF-550 Feeder aligns perfectly with our goal of delivering peak quality over longer runs with less operator effort”
“We are very pleased to be working with Kodak to showcase the TPF-550 Feeder as part of the evolution of the successful NEXPRESS Platform product line”, said Ralf Hipp, CEO of BDT Print Media GmbH. “The advanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 Feeder pair extremely well with the versatility and automated operation of the NEXPRESS Platform. The combination will allow printers to broaden their applications and continue to grow their businesses and customer base.”
To see a demonstration of the TPF-550 Feeder visit the Kodak booth in hall 5, F09. Also visit the BDT Print Media booth in hall 8b, C09 at DRUPA to see the Tornado technology in action.