Bell Litho, a multi-generation family owned commercial printer based in suburban Chicago, recently installed a KODAK NEXFINITY Digital Press. It is the first installation of a Kodak NEXFINITY Press in the region. The decision to install the latest press is part of Bell Litho’s ongoing commitment to provide its customers with an expanded range of applications and services that deliver exceptional print quality. The company’s installation includes a 48” long sheet feeder enabling production of larger format printed products and the standard Fifth Imaging Unit, which enables use of 10 different inks for special applications, gamut expansion, and multiple surface finishes.
Phillip Bellagamba, Director, Bell Litho commented: “At Bell Litho, our success is built around our ability to stay ahead of our customer’s evolving print needs. The installation of the KODAK NEXFINITY Press equips us to offer our customers an even broader range of exciting new applications that will help them stand out. There are so many possibilities with the dimensional inks pallet and long sheet feeder. Simply put, the quality, variety and richness of the products we can produce from this new platform is spectacular.”
The entire NEXFINITY Platform is designed to make it easy for printers to operate in a much more dynamic print marketplace. It’s built with Dynamic Imaging Technology, a patented Kodak innovation for digital printing. The technology works by applying algorithmic adjustments to specific areas of an image, which optimizes image quality and consistency based on the image content in each area. Its LED writing system provides 256 levels of exposure on the imaging cylinder, yielding excellent, consistent quality. The result, for example, produces crisp text, hard lines, soft skin tones, and beautiful skies on the same page, whether it’s for one print or millions.
Left to right: Peggy Baronti, Chris Marquis, Joann Tully, Phillip Bellagamba, Tim Bellagamba.