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University of Oklahoma Upgrades to NexPress SX3300

April 2013 By Bob Neubauer
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Four years after installing a Kodak NexPress 2500 digital color press, University of Oklahoma Printing & Mailing Services has just upgraded to a NexPress SX3300. The new digital press brings a 31 percent boost in speed, improved quality output and a new set of ink solutions that will allow the 94-employee in-plant to produce scores of specialty applications.

The biggest improvement, though, is the installation of a new 36˝ feeder for the NexPress. OU is the first in-plant to add this feeder.

“You can do two-up 11x17˝,” enthuses Administrator John Sarantakos. This will be a big help on items like six-panel brochures. Adding the feeder enables the printer’s speed to increase to 109 pages per minute.

The SX3300 uses newly reformulated Kodak NexPress HD Dry Inks and Developer, which feature a smaller particle size and bring a noticeable improvement in quality. New Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions will create opportunities for new types of products: 

  • Red Fluorescing Dry Ink, which is clear when printed on top of images but fluoresces a red color under UV light, will provide a security feature for tickets. 
  • Gold Ink will offer a variety of gold-toned tints for use on certificates, business cards, direct mail and more. 
  • Pearlescent will use a clear ink to produce an eye-catching sparkle effect for marketing pieces. 
  • The in-plant also uses Dimensional Clear Dry Ink to create a clear “raised” layer on top of a page for a tactile effect.

OU has Red Fluorescing currently, and Gold and Pearl­escent will be available in the second and third quarters.

Sarantakos intends to keep the SX3300 very busy, both with new types of work and short-run jobs moved to the NexPress from the in-plant’s five-color, 29˝ manroland press. 

“My intention is to run that thing three shifts,” he says.


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