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Zumbiel Digital Recognized for Award-Winning Work on KODAK PROSPER 6000S at 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
Zumbiel Digital, one of the country's largest independent paperboard packaging companies and the first company to install a KODAK PROSPER 6000S Press, picked up the coveted "Digital Application of the Year" award and a “Gold Award” at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition (PPC). Zumbiel's award-winning submission was sleeves produced for Kroger Home Chef, which offers subscribers a rotating selection of seasonal menus and meal kits. With this frequent rotation of information to keep things fresh for its customers, Zumbiel receives 24 new graphic files for sleeve SKUs that are placed around generic primary packages weekly. With the help of its KODAK PROSPER 6000S, minutes after receiving the art files from Kroger, Zumbiel is printing and die-cutting sleeves at a rate of over 50,000 per hour with zero make-readies. "It's an honor to receive this incredible recognition from our peers, and
How important is an engine?
If you are on a boat on a fast moving river, having an engine would be critical to navigate your way around obstacles. In addition, having an engine allows to you to get to your desired destination. For a CTP device, the thermal head is like the engine, keeping your plate making operation going, straight, steady and fast enough to get print jobs out the door quickly. One key development on Kodak CTPs is the launch of the new Thermal Head 7 (TH7). This is our newest head type used in W-speed MAGNUS Q800, MAGNUS VLF, TRENDSETTER Q400 and TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetters. Having TH7 allows us to retire the older Thermal Head 3 (TH3), which are used on Z-speed MAGNUS Q800 and MAGNUS VLF Platesetters. So think of this as an engine transplant on the CTP machine: out with the old and in with the new. Now that TH7 is available, Kodak will discontinue production of TH3. For existing TH3 customers, rest assured that Kodak service has this planned out to ensure
Attention SONORA Plate Customers! It’s Time to Apply for the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award
If you use KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, then you could be the next winner of the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. The award recognizes printers that are environmental leaders, taking extra steps to reduce their environmental impact and make the print industry more sustainable. Important change this year! We get so many impressive submissions that we’ve decided to make a change that will allow us to recognize more winners. Instead of giving the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award to only one company per region, we will be giving an award to every customer that scores above a certain threshold. There will also be a Worldwide Winner that achieves the highest score. So if you’ve applied before and didn’t win, but you know you have strong sustainability initiatives, please apply again this year! Are you: Recycling Using vegetable-based inks and eco-friendly paper Monit