Longtime Kodak customer Phipps Dickson
Integria (PDI) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the PDI Group,
recently opted to upgrade its digital printing portfolio with the installation
of a KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press with the 36-inch (914
mm) long sheet option. PDI is the only commercial printer in Eastern Canada now
offering larger-sized applications on the NEXPRESS Press, which has enabled the
company to differentiate its service offerings and generate new business growth.
PDI serves as a one-stop shop for variable-printing direct mail
and draws a diverse clientele from across both the United States and Canada.
The company selected the NEXPRESS SX Press based on its
offset class imaging quality, remarkable efficiency and advanced printing
features, courtesy of the KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solution.
“We have been using a
number of KODAK Solutions at PDI for many years, including the KODAK NEXPRESS
2100 Plus Digital Production Color Press, KODAK DIGIMASTER Production Platform,
KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter and KODAK ELECTRA XD Plates.
We just recently upgraded our NEXPRESS Press to the NEXPRESS SX Press, in order
to enhance our digital printing capabilities beyond current market capabilities,”
said Jamie Barbieri, President of the PDI Group. “The 36-inch NEXPRESS SX Press
with long sheet option produces a wider range of applications, while delivering
outstanding quality and productivity that we’ve come to expect with the NEXPRESS
Press. This new platform is a real benefit to both our company and customers.”
The NEXPRESS SX
Platform prints on more than 800 standard offset substrates, and the long sheet
option helps printers to increase productivity within their operation. The 36-inch
long sheet delivers more than 40 percent more printable area and has enabled
PDI to extend its services into high-quality posters, oversized brochures and
other larger-sized applications.
The KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solution enables spot colors, new Gold and Pearlescent effects, unique
in-line dimensional printing, high-quality gloss,
inline watermarking and coating in a single pass. Having these differentiated
capabilities in its portfolio has helped PDI to tap into new markets and bring
in additional revenue.
“We have many customers
requesting the red fluorescing and dimensional printing features on their direct
mail applications in order to enhance their printed communications. Our
customers are reaping the benefits of using these unique printing features in
their promotional material as they witness increased response rates, better
customer recall, as well as greater brand awareness,” said Barbieri.
The NEXPRESS SX Platform is programmed
to reach speeds of 131 ppm to help printers achieve faster turnaround times, no
matter the run length or volume of the job. The NEXPRESS SX Press also features Print Genius, a suite of productivity and quality control tools developed
specifically to automate tasks and help printers maintain peak quality
throughout the production run.
In addition to investing in the NEXPRESS
SX Press, PDI also expanded its business online. KODAK PRINERGY Workflow connects
seamlessly with EFI Online Print Solutions Web-to-Print software, allowing clients’
online orders to flow through to press with little intervention required by PDI
technologies have helped the company to streamline its production process and
enable bidirectional communication with the NEXPRESS Press for a completely
automated solution from job submission to print.
PRINERGY Workflow also offers printers customizable
automation, third-party integration and advanced color and screening
proficiencies for added flexibility and control.
is fully maximizing its printing operation by combining the high-quality
imaging of the NEXPRESS Platform with the automation provided by PRINERGY
Workflow and the EFI OPS platform,” said Jennifer Conroy, Kodak’s Category
Manager for Unified Workflow Solutions, U.S. & Canada Region. “Together,
these products give the PDI a robust and complete solution that meets the
increasing demands for digital printing and can deliver high-quality variable
printing applications—no matter the run length or turnaround requirements.”
As with all NEXPRESS Presses, the NEXPRESS SX Press also has the major
advantage of upgradability. A customer can invest in a digital printing
solution that meets their current needs, but feel confident that the technology
can grow with their business.
PDI is the largest
independent sheet-fed printing company in Eastern Canada providing complete
Integrated Print Solutions. Pre-media, offset and digital print production, web-to-print,
as well as fulfillment, warehousing and direct mail services are offered to
clients in Quebec, across the rest of Canada and in the United States.
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