PRP is delighted to announce the award of a significant manufacturing contract from the Eastman Kodak Company for its Nexpress Printhead. The contract to manufacture 1200dpi LED print heads is the culmination of a successful joint development program between the companies over the past three years. The robust new print heads, developed for Kodak’s market-leading NEXPRESS Platform, incorporate PRP’s leading edge monolithic micro-LED technology and enable higher speed, higher resolution printing.

Kevin Peart, Managing Director of PRP, said, “I am delighted that PRP has formed this successful partnership with Eastman Kodak and the announcement of this contract is a testament to PRP’s micro-LED technology and manufacturing capabilities. The innovation and development of this new print head have culminated from the shared creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of both companies.”

The next generation of Printhead…

At drupa 2016, Kodak previewed the “Max Platform”, the next-generation Nexpress Color Platform built with KODAK Nexpress Dynamic Imaging Technology. This platform, featuring a new multi-bit LED writing system produces the widest range of applications, including transactional, direct mail, packaging, commercial print and photobooks. The writing system, computed at twelve bits and delivering eight bits of data to each of the imaging cylinders, provides excellent, consistent quality by utilizing closed loop process controls that maximize uptime and lowers running costs. This new writing system delivers nearly 300 million pieces of image information per square centimetre using a data rate similar to watching 3700 HD movies simultaneously.

“Kodak’s Nexpress “Max Platform” is set to be the most versatile digital press platform on the market”, said Robert S. Taylor, General Manager, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, Vice President, Print Systems Division, Eastman Kodak Company. “Partnering with PRP to develop this technology is a testament to Kodak’s commitment to investing in digital print technologies while offering unique application opportunities and flexibility that supports the diverse nature of today’s printing businesses.”