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Is Your CTP Device or Digital Press Vulnerable to Hacking?
If you have an older platemaking system or digital press, you should be taking some steps to protect your print business from computer viruses and other forms of cyber attacks. The recent “WannaCry” ransomware used a flaw in Microsoft’s software to lock files so they couldn’t be used until the user paid a ransom to cyber criminals, and new malware is being developed and released continuously. Cyber attacks can cause costly interruptions and loss of data for any business, and print businesses are no exception. Printers that are using older equipment or equipment purchased secondhand could be particularly vulnerable. Below are recommendations from Kodak on some things you can do to protect the Digital Front End of your NexPress Press or workstation of your Kodak Platesetter, so you can keep running without interruption from possible future software attacks. Enable Automatic Software Updates Be sure to install and enable the Automatic Updates provi
Kodak meets the demand for advanced package printing technologies in China
Walk the halls at China Print 2017 here in Beijing for an hour or two and it’s clear that print for Packaging is top of the agenda. It’s everywhere! Labels, cartons, bags, boxes, personalized packaging, digital print for packaging, forums about packaging, commercial printers moving into packaging. You name it, it’s here. And of course, not a surprise. Between domestic consumption and the massively important role it plays in the global packaging supply chain, Euromonitor International reports that Asia accounts for the production of around 2 trillion units of packaging a year – around 46% of the world’s packaging - and most of those require printing in one form or another. The China print industry is hungry for advanced printing technologies that enable them to meet the increasing and demanding needs of domestic and global brands and consumers, and Kodak is uniquely positioned to guide them on that journey. With a broad portfolio that covers flexo, inkjet and offset print
Kodak wins the EDP Award 2017 for the KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press
Kodak has won the EDP Award 2017 for the best product in the “Cutsheet printer color up to B3 >200,000 A4/month” category with its KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press. This digital production press, which was publicly premiered at drupa 2016, was entered by Kodak in the race for the EDP Awards in the main category “Commercial Printing”. The awards were presented by the EDP Association (European Digital Press Association) on May 10, 2017 during the FESPA international exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. The EDP Association is an alliance of 20 leading print magazines from all over Europe. Since 2007, the annual EDP Awards have honored the best new developments in print production tools, software, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems for the digital sector. The KODAK NEXPRESS ZX Platform delivers industry-leading productivity and high quality output. Numerous print enhancement options, including ten specialty dry inks for the KODAK NEXPRESS