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Kodak featured enhancements and new technology at the recently concluded Hunkeler Innovationdays 2013  exhibition held in Lucerne recently.
 The Prosper 5000XLi press, upgraded from 5000XL was featured, along with the Prosper 1000 inkjet web press, which can produce black and white trade and educational books. The Prosper S-Series Imprinting System using hybrid technology inkjet printing inline with offset printing was showcased, along with the upgraded NeXpress Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions which can enable spot colours, gold and pearlescent effects.
“What was important about this vibrant event for us was the ability to have so many interesting and engaging conversations with current and potential customers and decision-makers,” comments Philip Cullimore, managing director, consumer and commercial businesses EAMER and Chairman Eastman Kodak Sarl. “We know how rapidly our portfolio of solutions has expanded and evolved in the past year to 18 months and it is very exciting to be able to discuss this with the businesses they have been designed to help.”
The Prosper 5000XLi Press features Kodak’s new Intelligent Print System (IPS) that monitors output quality and makes adjustments on the fly. IPS enables the Prosper 5000XLi Press to learn from the input and calculate imaging improvements to deliver higher levels of print quality and productivity. While the inkjet web press Prosper 1000 offers a duty cycle of 90 million A4 impressions a month for 8, 12 and 16 page signatures.
“With Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology providing a 30% wider colour gamut than offset, we’re seeing more work migrating from traditional processes to digital production and that’s driving profitable growth for our customers,”says Will Mansfield, Kodak’s director of marketing, Inkjet Printing Solutions.