Innovative Design & Print, in Millbank, Ontario, has recently complete the installation of a Kodak NexPress Digital Production Colour Press. This versatile, 120 ppm, 5-colour press features industry leading productivity, unique print capabilities and the widest range of substrates, more than 800 qualified substrates, with offset press-like paper handling, on sheet sizes up to 1 meter (39.37”) in length.
The Kodak NexPress HD Dry Inks work together with improved imaging unit components and intelligent software modules to deliver offset-class, smooth, flat tints, richer deeper black, photo quality images, and exceptional consistency over time. With the Matte Finish option, the digitally printed piece takes on a rich aesthetic effect that rivals offset.
The unique Fifth Imaging Unit of the Kodak NexPress Platform provides new creative capabilities for Innovative, including:
- Dimensional Clear – adding a tactile feel with raised/textured printing for a 3D effect
- Clear – watermarking, spot or flood-coating techniques, enhancing graphics and imagery
- Light Black – ultra high-quality printing, particularly with neutral tones, gray layers and flat fields
“Innovative was looking for a new digital press with long sheet capabilities and high-resolution imaging for photo products”, said Calvin Frey, President. “We spent time doing our research and performing press tests and chose to proceed with the NexPress. We have been very impressed by the image quality, the flexibility of the press and the reliability”.