Kodak Works with More Than 40 Partners at drupa 2012 for a Hyperconnected World
A record number of more than 40 companies, serving a variety of segments
and applications in the global printing market, are featuring Kodak’s
products and technologies in their stands or providing their products
for demonstrations at Kodak’s
stand at drupa 2012.
“As the adoption of hybrid printing continues to accelerate,
partnerships play an essential role in our commitment to driving the
medium and industry of print forward,” said Chris Payne, Kodak’s
Director and Vice President Marketing, Commercial Business. “By working
with partners that have deep experience and expertise in specific areas
of the commercial print space, we can contribute to the success of these
companies and their customers, bringing our products and technologies to
an even greater audience.”
In today’s hybrid world of print, Kodak’s approach to partnerships in
the graphic communications market includes providing the core technology
to vendors that use it to develop new solutions. For example, Timsons
Printing Machinery’s new TIMSON T-Press incorporates KODAK Stream Inkjet
Technology to create the fastest, widest, digital inkjet press available
for the production of black-and-white trade and textbooks.
The TIMSON T-Press will be on display at KOLBUS’s stand in Hall 16,
stands D22-1/D22-2. The TIMSON T-Press will include the T-Fold finishing
system producing printed and folded signatures running in line with a
KOLBUS Binding System to demonstrate the short-run capabilities of both
“The TIMSON T-Press was created based on a request from our customer,
Clays, for a book printing system that would accommodate and sustain
their rapid growth in the book printing market,” said Jeff Ward,
Managing Director, Timsons. “We selected KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology
to power the press because it offered the best solution to meet our goal
of delivering the greatest productivity, functionality, and
cost-effectiveness of any digital press.”
Kodak also works with dozens of companies that market its products as
part of a total solutions package to their customers. For example, press
manufacturer, KBA, will feature a fully-integrated prepress solution in
its drupa stand. The KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow System will be
running with the KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with Multi-Cassette Unit
exposing the KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plate.
The MAGNUS 800 Platesetter is a reliable 8-page computer to plate (CTP)
device with advanced automation options, offering exceptional
productivity and stability to meet the needs of offset printers.
TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates help printers meet the competitive pressures
to improve efficiency and reduce turnaround time while increasing
consistency and quality. With an impressive combination of outstanding
productivity and performance, significantly lower total cost of use, and
reduced environmental impact when compared with typical digital
processed plates in the market today, TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates provide
a solution to these challenges.
KOMORI will print daily high-demanding jobs on its H-UV printing presses
using the KODAK SWORD ULTRA Thermal Plate. Delivering exceptional
quality and durability, SWORD ULTRA Thermal Plates are ideal for
printers who need a robust CTP plate and require high productivity.
Color proofs from the KODAK MATCHPRINT Inkjet Proofing System and ink
key settings will be generated by the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System.
In another application, Illies Graphik will print on-site the German
trade magazine Deutscher Drucker on a RYOBI 928 PRESS using
TRILLIAN SP Plates.