In-plant Becomes First in the World to Invest in This New Technology
This was a busy week for University of Oklahoma Printing Services as technicians put the finishing touches on the installation of a new Kodak Nexfinity digital press, making the in-plant the first in the world to purchase and install the versatile sheetfed press.
"It is very exciting," enthused Director John Sarantakos in a phone call with IPG yesterday. Being the first in the world to add the press has brought the in-plant a lot of positive attention. Kodak officials were on hand to witness the installation in the in-plant's 60,000-sq.-ft. facility outside Oklahoma City.
The new press joins OU Printing Services' existing Kodak NexPress SX3300, and Sarantakos is confident the in-plant has enough work to keep both of them busy.
Our new NexFinity is installed, open and ready for the creation of 201 OU red! Bringing @OUPrinting to a new level for University recruitment! #PrintOU #BoomerSooner #BringingIdeasToLife #Nexfinity #TakingPrintFurther pic.twitter.com/8RnrN1iyIs
— Sherri Isbell (@BeaversBendChic) May 15, 2018
"I think it's going to expand some markets, particularly the short-run variable data market," says Sarantakos.
The quality of the Nexfinity is fantastic, he says, thanks to Kodak's Dynamic Imaging Technology, which applies algorithmic adjustments to specific areas of an image, optimizing image quality and consistency based on the image content in each area. Its LED writing system provides 256 levels of exposure on the imaging cylinder, yielding excellent, consistent quality.
Watch for the full story soon in In-plant Graphics.
First sheets off the Kodak Nexfinity. Exceptional color quality!! #PrintOU #Kodak Best printing in the nation for the best 🏈 coach in the nation! @LincolnRiley #BoomerSooner @OUPrinting 👀 pic.twitter.com/rb5NrYnvW7
— Sherri Isbell (@BeaversBendChic) May 17, 2018
— John Sarantakos (@Jsarantakos) May 17, 2018
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 130 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.