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Kodak is expanding the range of new applications printers can offer with the latest update to its portfolio of the Nexpress platform. Now commercially available around the world, the Substrate Expansion Kit expands the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates the press can run.
The Substrate Expansion kit will now equip the presses to handle paperboard substrates with weights graded up to 24 points/610 microns. For synthetic substrates, the Expansion Kit will give printers the option to print on materials with weights up to 14 mil. These thicker substrates open up new opportunities for users, including short run packaging applications including labels, tags and small folding cartons as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products, like point of sale displays, retail signage, business cards and hospitality pieces such as menus and door hangers.
Adding the Substrate Expansion Kit is a quick and seamless process. The upgrade takes approximately two days and is supported by a full day of onsite training by a Kodak technician that includes best practices associated with running a broader range of substrates. Once installed, the Substrate Expansion Kit allows press operators to quickly make configuration changes to run the full range of substrates without having to have a service technician visit the printing site.
Kodak’s continued investment in the Nexpress over the past year has also included the release of the ZX3300/ZX3900 presses which incorporates new features that enable a broader range of applications.
These presses are now shipped with System Software v17 which provides a robust set of new tools to control image quality and maintain productivity to optimise costs and uptime. In addition, Opaque White Dry Ink, the newest of the print enhancement solutions which complements the other nine specialty inks, delivers superior opacity in a single pass compared to multiple passes on other devices, offering increased productivity and higher quality short run production for applications such as packaging, signage, labels, and invitations.