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Production inkjet is getting bigger – Timsons and Kodak push the width of inkjet

Ralf Schlozer
 Mar 7, 2012

This week Timsons, in collaboration with Kodak, announced the T-Press, the largest format inkjet document printer so far in an end-to-end production line targeted at mid-volume book runs.And the width is impressive, with a 53” or 1.35 metre web width, allowing for an 8-up production across the width of the web for a typical A5 book format. Linear speed of the printer is 600 ft/min (200 m/min) and resolution will be 600 by 900 dpi. This roughly translates into 7,500 A4 or letter size impressions. The T-Press is a monochrome web-fed printer, but future full colour versions were not ruled out.

Timsons and Kodak are partnering on this dedicated short-run book printing solution according to their areas of expertise. Timsons developed a dedicated press design, including the finishing line. Kodak is supplying the Stream heads (the basis of the Prosper presses and imprinting heads), workflow, and front-end. Timsons is a dedicated manufacturer of analogue book printing and finishing equipment and draws from a lot of experience in materials handling. In designing the T-Press Timsons did not simply put the inkjet heads onto an existing offset press design, but redesigned the paper path for an optimal location of the inkjet heads and driers and a minimal web length to reduce start-up waste. The front and backside printing units are in a stacked configuration so the unit is relatively compact, despite the wide web.

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The Unveiling of HP’s Inkjet Web Press at O’Neil Data Systems

Jim Hamilton
 May 7, 2009

With strobe lights flashing and loud music blaring, HP unveiled the Inkjet Web Press this past Tuesday at O’Neil Data Systems in Los Angeles. The device, first seen at drupa 2008 is about the size of two tour buses end to end. With a 30-inch (762 millimeter) web width and speeds of up to 400 feet per minute (122 meters per minute) it was the star of a three-day event sponsored by HP and hosted at O’Neil Data Systems.

HP Inkjet Web Press at O'Neil Data Systems

HP Inkjet Web Press at O'Neil Data Systems

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The Move to 30″ Webs and Modular Design for Color Continuous Feed

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 6, 2009

Whether through systems like HP’s Inkjet Web Press, Océ’s JetStream 2800, or even R.R. Donnelley and Sons’ IPS 3, companies are creating digital printing systems that are expanding beyond the typical 20″ web width of many offerings. In addition, it is clear that some of these wider web systems are required for monochrome or spot color applications rather than full color. Therefore the modular ability to start with a monochrome system and move up to spot or full color system is becoming more commonplace. Read more »

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