Kodak Reports Workflow Updates

ROCHESTER, NY | Kodak reports significant enhancements across its Unified Workflow Solutions (UWS) portfolio including the new PRINERGY Workflow 8. Company says with integrated offset and digital workflow, expanded proofing capabilities, and improved workflow automation, customers will now be able to further reduce material costs and increase productivity while improving quality and better leveraging digital equipment.

PRINERGY Workflow 8 now offers a single workflow for both offset and digital printing to maximize efficiency and productivity with reduced turnaround times. In addition, it includes the new Universal Digital Job Ticket Editor that enables production decisions based on real-time metrics. The integration of PRINERGY Workflow 8 with presses from Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Komori are said to enable an advanced level of centralized digital device control and automation.

The UWS software upgrades have been optimized for company’s packaging customers, reportedly enabling them to take advantage of one the industry’s fastest growing markets. Company says brand owners will benefit from superior product quality at a lower cost with these new improved capabilities:

  • Maxtone SX Screening for four-color applications delivers higher resolution and greater control for top quality packaging.
  • Support for XMP Screening assignments from other workflow systems, enabling customers to use industry-leading screening technologies through automation.
  • Compliance with the latest Ghent Workgroup packaging industry standards.
  • Pandora Step-and-Repeat Software: New SMART Layout technology is said to cut layout creation from hours to minutes, reduces downtime with Die Waste Smart Mark, and reduces paper waste with Split Color Bar Smart Mark.
  • ColorFlow Software: New G7 certification enables print service providers to expand their customer base to a global level.

Additional UWS software enhancements include the following:

  • The InSite Prepress Portal now supports Prinergy Workflow’s Preflight+ which allows PSPs to detect and correct errors upon job submission.
  • HTML 5 replaces flash components providing a better user experience.
  • Preps Imposition Software features new automation capabilities.
  • Custom fold pattern enhancements for web and ribbon printing signatures.
  • Shingling and bottling rule management. Smart collation marks.

“Our Unified Workflow Solutions portfolio is a testimony to Kodak’s commitment to our customers as we continuously improve our offering to provide the state-of-the-art workflow solutions that enable them to stay ahead of the competition,” said Allan Brown, VP and general manager of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions. “Our customers now have powerful new tools like a single integrated workflow, the functionality to reduce material waste, and a reduction in job turnover times that will enable them to spend more time on growing their business.”

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