Kodak announces world’s fastest inkjet web press – KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press

Kodak today unveiled the revolutionary KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press at its inkjet facility in Dayton, Ohio. Kodak’s new inkjet web press uses KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology offering printing speeds of up to 410 mpm (1,345 fpm) or up to 5,523 A4 ppm, which is almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor. Kodak PROSPER 7000 Turbo supports a maximum web width of 648 mm (25.5 inches) with a variable cutoff length up to 1,372 mm (54 in.) while printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated stocks, newsprint, specialty papers as well as recycled papers.

The Kodak PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press uses eco-friendly, water-based KODAK nanoparticulate pigment CMYK inks. The inks offer a wide color gamut and, due to their proprietary ink formulations, support efficient drying even at peak press speeds. PROSPER 7000 Turbo features interstation drying using near infrared (NIR) technology. This drying solution enables the press to keep up with any of the print modes to ensure the highest quality output at the given speed.

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Offering three optimized print modes, the PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press meets the specific requirements of different applications. This allows printers to optimize their production process to always print at the best combination of speed and resolution. To safeguard consistently high quality, even with the longest print runs, the new press features the KODAK Intelligent Print System. This patented solution automatically takes care of monitoring and optimization of stitching, color-to-color and front-to-back registration.

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KODAK PROSPER Press Inks contain minimal VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). They are toy safe—making them a safe solution for children’s and educational books—and food safe, for indirect contact in packaging applications. No need for a hazardous waste removal process, either. The Kodak PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press enables commercial, publishing and newspaper printers to compete more effectively with offset and to shift more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet.