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PRESS INSTALLATIONS                                                                    press & output devices

                                                                        NEW PRODUCTS
                                                                                       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
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
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Description: "With Xeikon, Colad will be able to offer dynamic presentation and promotional packaging solutions at quantities of one through 10,000 with responsive schedules and economical prices, while maintaining the high levels of print and product quality for which Colad is well-known," said Todd Anson, president of Colad. "Additionally, Xeikon's powerful X-800 digital front end will allow us to provide dynamic variable data packaging, contents, and personalized collateral to help our customers...
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