Kodak has launched KODAK PROSPER Plus Imprinting Solutions for the packaging industry. These solutions include four new imprinting components as well as food safe packaging inks and pre-coatings for folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups & plates, and ream wraps. The new PROSPER Plus models will expand the capabilities for printers to leverage continuous inkjet as a complimentary capability to the KODAK PROSPER 6000S Simplex Press and the Uteco Sapphire EVO (Flexible Substrates) Web Fed Solution.
The PROSPER Plus Imprinting Solution is the newest KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology component product line, developed based on KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems, which is designed for packaging and product decoration applications. The four hardware products will include two narrow formats and two wider format models, which will print at speeds up to 260 mpm (850 fpm) or 600 mpm (2000 fpm) maximum. The narrow format design is a 105 mm (4.13 inch) single jetting module, perfect for imprinting barcodes, QR codes, promotional contest information or small format designs in either monochrome or four-color output. The wider format design is 210 mm (8.26 inch) dual stitched products which is ideal for corrugated, folding carton and label packaging applications that require full page printing or dynamic layouts. These components are capable of being mounted in-line with offset, flexo, or gravure presses, from Uteco or other equipment providers, or could be implemented in finishing lines such as folding/gluing systems providing the flexibility for digital to be incorporated throughout various existing printing operations. PROSPER Plus models feature new print modes with smaller drop size and higher resolution for faster drying and better quality.
The new PROSPER Plus Components will be available beginning in April 2019.