The PROSPER Plus Imprinting Solution is the newest KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology component product line, developed based on KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems, which is designed for packaging and product decoration applications.
Kodak’s water-based inks have passed U.S. and European certifications for food safety, direct skin contact, and food service products.
The Creative Freedom campaign is designed to educate and promote the use of digital printing in packaging applications. Printers and converters need flexibility and efficient production for shorter runs with economic and in-line and nearline technology implementation. Brands and creative agencies need “Greener products”, creative flexibility, and the ability to quickly drive ideas to market with design freedom.
Additionally, Kodak has been working in close collaboration with industry leaders including Michelman to test the compatibility of Kodak’s inks and technologies with various substrates such as PET, Nylon and polypropylene. The company has worked to pre-qualify existing flexible packaging solutions from key leading suppliers to assure the compatibility with commercially available adhesives, substrates, primer, Kodak’s inkjet inks, and flexo overvarnish and overprint.
“The adoption of this hybrid digital web press is showcasing the value of digital printing with water-based inks on flexible substrates for a wide variety of applications including food packaging and personal care items such as diapers," Uteco Group CEO Aldo Peretti said.
Uteco Group has agreed to expand development efforts with Kodak being among the first to integrate KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology to drive new solutions in the future.
“The packaging market demands innovative, sustainable, productive solutions," said Randy Vandagriff, President, Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, Kodak. "Kodak’s water-based inks provide the lowest cost, the highest versatility and the most environmentally friendly option for production inkjet printing. Brands and creative agencies are now able to make printed packaging a physical touchpoint to digitally connect with consumers, unleashing creative flexibility with color palettes and substrates along with operational efficiency to get to the market faster.”
The new PROSPER Plus Components will be available beginning in April 2019.