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Got Questions about Going Process-Free? We Have Answers.
When a new technology passes the early adoption phase in terms of performance and cost to implement, acceptance rates evolve quickly – especially when economic drivers change, or pain points increase. Today, the Print industry is experiencing rapid change and new challenges that are accelerating the shift to new innovative technologies that eliminate waste and increase profitability. With the launch of KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates, the benefits of process free plates became widely accessible to most printers around the world, allowing more of the industry to eliminate all the costs, waste and variability of processing. Before the launch of SONORA X Process Free Plates in 2018, however, process free wasn’t for everyone. With the new technology behind SONORA X Plates, the situation has changed. Because these plates offer longer run lengths (for web and UV) and better FM capability than previous generations of process free plates,
Innovations in Inkjet Printing Help Drive a Growing Personal Care Market
The market for personal care products is significant and growing. Today, it is a $188B industry, expected to grow to over $230B by 2022 (a 7% CAGR), according to Grand View Research (July 2018). Encompassing anything from diapers and adult care products to feminine care and hygiene, market growth in this segment is due in part to an increasing global population of individuals aged 60 and above. In the US alone, this group accounted for 15.2% of the country’s total population as of 2016. In order to satisfy increasing and changing consumer demands for more personalized products (age, weight, gender), while maintaining consumer safety requirements, brands are launching new product sub-brands with innovative, absorbent substrates. Evolving consumer demand and segment growth have birthed the need for more creative freedom and manufacturing flexibility in design, production and speed-to-market. As such, converters (who often fall under the same roof as t
It's not goodbye, only au revoir!
Sometimes even the most profitable relationships come to an end. We design our Kodak manufactured Computer to Plate (CTP) equipment to perform for the long run – often longer than the business need of its original owner. Perhaps the Kodak CTP device you bought accelerated your business and can no longer provide the capacity you now need. Perhaps you gained or lost a substantial account that drastically changed your capacity needs. The printing industry is highly dynamic and sometimes the needs of a business evolve enough that capital equipment needs to be divested – whether to be replaced with an upgrade or as part of overall capacity reduction. There are many reasons why you might judge the time is right to replace or sell your current Kodak CTP device. We're here to help you continue to maximise the value of the investment you've already made, no matter where your business is headed. Kodak demonstrates the confidence it has in its equipment and offers genero