Kodak Introduces Technology Enhancements for VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems

Monday, July 4, 2011

The KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing System continues to exceed customer expectations with the announcement today of a series of print quality, reliability, and operator maintenance enhancements that will improve customer productivity.      

In accordance with the Kodak digital printing portfolio philosophy of protecting customer capital investment, these improvements are backward compatible and are available for existing customers through an upgrade plan.VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems produce high quality, high value process color with full page coverage using either water-based pigment or dye-based inks.



Designed to handle virtually any variable data printing application including transactional documents, direct mail and other commercial applications, the VERSAMARK VL-Series Systems utilize drop-on-demand inkjet technology with configurations ranging from 246 fpm (75 mpm) to 492 fpm (150 mpm) and 600 x 360 dpi to over 600 x 600 dpi. An in-line MICR imprinting solution is also available that uses the same proven drop-on-demand technology.“The VL-Series is a workhorse that has helped many of our customers expand into new higher value applications with affordable color output,” explained Vince Ferraro, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Print Solutions, Kodak. “These enhancements will enable in-plant printers, transactional service bureaus, and newspaper publishers to maintain peak efficiency while delivering the quality their clients demand and expect. The VL-Series is a key part of Kodak’s inkjet portfolio, and we will continue to innovate and expand our VERSAMARK product category to be in front of the changing market needs for our customers and their customers.”

  • Specific enhancements and innovations for the VERSAMARK VL-Series include:·       
  • More consistent dot-size variation, which optimizes flat-field print density and delivers enhanced reliability, quality, and system uptime while reducing jagged line occurrences·       
  • Increased printhead life through ink degassing and temperature control innovations·       
  • Improved uptime and component lifetime achieved through advanced operator training for preventative maintenance.

With more than 40 years of inkjet innovation, Kodak has one of the largest installed bases of color rollfed inkjet devices worldwide. Applications for VERSAMARK VL-Series Systems include direct mail, transactional/transpromo print, forms replacement and remote newspaper production.

By blurring the boundary between transactional and promotional printing, users are able to meet their clients’ objectives of customer acquisition and retention—and change the conversations from “cost per page” to “revenue per page.”Ferraro concluded, “No matter what your application or business need, Kodak offers robust, scalable digital print solutions that will fit your requirements today and provide a path for growth into the future.”

About Kodak’s Graphic Communications Solutions

In the graphic communications industry, Kodak has the broadest portfolio of integrated solutions spanning prepress, digital printing, unified workflow, document imaging, and service and support. Kodak serves customers in a variety of markets, including printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise.  Kodak offers both conventional and digital solutions within a unified workflow that provide offset-class reliability, productivity, total cost of ownership, and quality. These solutions enable a wide range of applications, including books, catalogs, newspapers, and magazines; direct mail and TransPromo; flexible packaging and tags and labels; and much more. Kodak is focused on being the best partner to help customers grow their businesses.

Kodak’s solutions help customers improve production efficiency, maximize return on marketing investment, expand their capabilities, and develop new revenue opportunities. Kodak helps customers provide greater value for their clients. Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries,

Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses, maximize productivity, and more effectively manage risks.   For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at http://www.growyourbiz.kodak.com/.
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