PRESS INSTALLATIONS press & output devices
Adding MICR Capability
To address the specific needs of transactional
Quad/Graphics will be and commercial printers offering check printing and
purchasing a Presstek security printing services, Kodak is adding an MICR
52DI-AC, a digital offset (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) printing capa-
press that features inline bility to its Kodak VERSAMARK VL2000/2200 and
aqueous coating support- VL4000/4200 Series Printing Systems.
ing both flood and spot Different from other solutions on the market
coating. because it relies on a separate MICR accessory rather
than replacing the standard black ink, Kodak’s MICR
“We are thrilled that a technology provides a more productive, affordable solu-
printing company of the tion. With the Kodak Solution, the MICR printing takes
size and quality of Quad/ place in-line at speeds ranging from 246 fpm to 492
Graphics has chosen fpm. By imaging MICR in-line with a dedicated acces-
the Presstek 52DI-AC as part of its production platform,” said sory, printers are able to reduce turnaround time and
Jeff Jacobson, Presstek’s chairman, president and CEO. “Quad/ realize cost savings.
Graphics is clearly an industry leader. This transaction validates The new solution is ideal for a variety of applications
Presstek’s business growth strategy for serving larger printers.” including the production of business checks, personal
checks, coupons, convenience and balance transfer
Presstek DI digital offset presses offer printers the most profit- checks, and other transactional documents. MICR
able solution for meeting the demand for quick turnaround, printing is typically offered by TransPromo and trans-
high quality color printing in runs from 500 to 20,000. Capable actional printers as well as commercial printers that
of printing on a broad range of substrates from .0024” to .02” support direct mail, transactional, loyalty, and check
(0.06 mm to 0.5 mm) thick, DI presses support up to 300 lpi (120 printing clients.
l/cm) and FM screening without incurring additional time or For more information, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.
expense. These highly automated DI presses combine the effi-
ciency of an all-digital workflow with the versatility and high
quality of offset printing. Inkjet Printhead Speed Revs Up
Kyocera Corp. has developed what it calls the “fast-
est” inkjet printhead. Each nozzle in the new KJ4
Series printhead ejects ink at up to 60,000 dots per
The Colad Group LLC, a designer and manufacturer of presenta- second (at 60kHz dr