PRP announces award of KODAK NEXPRESS print head manufacturing contract

Swindon (UK), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 --

PRP is delighted to announce the award of a significant manufacturing contract from the Eastman Kodak Company.  The contract to manufacture 1200dpi LED print heads is the culmination of a successful joint development program between the companies over the past three years. The robust new print heads, developed for Kodak’s market-leading NEXPRESS Platform, incorporate PRP’s leading edge monolithic micro-LED technology and enable higher speed, higher resolution printing.

Kevin Peart, Managing Director of PRP, said, "I am delighted that PRP has formed this successful partnership with Eastman Kodak and the announcement of this contract is a testament to PRP's micro-LED technology and manufacturing capabilities.  The innovation and development of this new print head have culminated from the shared creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of both companies."

At drupa 2016, Kodak previewed the “Max Platform”, the next-generation NEXPRESS Color Platform built with KODAK NEXPRESS Dynamic Imaging Technology. This platform, featuring a new multi-bit LED writing system produces the widest range of applications, including transactional, direct mail, packaging, commercial print and photobooks. The writing system, computed at twelve bits and delivering eight bits of data to each of the imaging cylinders, provides excellent, consistent quality by utilizing closed loop process controls that maximize uptime and lowers running costs. This new writing system delivers nearly 300 million pieces of image information per square centimetre using a data rate similar to watching 3700 HD movies simultaneously.

“Kodak’s “Max Platform” is set to be the most versatile digital press platform on the market”, said Robert S. Taylor, General Manager, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, Vice President, Print Systems Division, Eastman Kodak Company. “Partnering with PRP to develop this technology is a testament to Kodak’s commitment to investing in digital print technologies while offering unique application opportunities and flexibility that supports the diverse nature of today’s printing businesses.”

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About PRP Optoelectronics LTD
PRP is a recognized leader in the design, development, and manufacture of customised LED solutions. Over the past 27 years, it has established its reputation as a provider of high-quality products; PRP continues to strengthen this reputation through a commitment to quality and market driven R&D activities. From early stage design and development through to system integration PRP delivers a complete end-to-end service. Expanding on its heritage in the avionics industry, PRP now produces LED solutions for a wide range of applications including printing, UV curing and image projection. For additional information on PRP, visit us at prpopto.com, follow us on Twitter @PRP_Opto, or view PRP Optoelectronics on LinkedIn.

About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak.

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