Kodak has now integrated its Kodak Prinergy Workflow with presses from Landa, Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Komori. By bringing access to Prinergy Workflow’s Workshop user interface to more publishers, packaging printers and commercial printers, the new partnerships will enable an advanced level of centralized digital device control and automation, said Kodak. Customers will benefit by being able to make production decisions based on real-time metrics, and by gaining control over all job ticketing parameters through rules-based automation. Benefits include:
- The strategic partnership between Kodak and Komori automates communication between Prinergy Workflow and Komori KP-Connect (K-Station) Printing Task Control Software, giving mutual customers of offset and digital presses a powerful shop-floor scheduling solution.
- The integration of Prinergy Workflow and Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 high-speed B2 inkjet press, allows commercial printing, publishing and packaging customers to leverage Kodak technology across the entire Konica Minolta portfolio, including its inkjet and bizhub Press product lines. This includes Kodak Colorflow Software, Kodak Preps Imposition Software and Kodak Pandora Step-and-Repeat Software.
- Integrating Prinergy Workflow’s digital press management system with Landa’s Nanographic Printing press, including a future cloud-based ganging feature, will allow Landa customers using B1 sheets to more quickly and accurately layout jobs at previously unmatched speeds.
- Ricoh’s new TotalFlow Printer Server R-61/R-61A (a jointly developed hybrid imaging system featuring all the benefits of Prinergy Workflow and Colorflow software) will provide excellent image quality, page integrity and “unprecedented” colour consistency between offset and digital presses in a Prinergy Workflow environment.
“By broadening the reach of Prinergy Workflow’s digital press management, we’re enabling more commercial printing, publishing and packaging customers to realize the benefits of automation,” said Allan Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions Group.
“We’re expanding our relationship with these key partners and demonstrating our joint capabilities, including real-time metrics and rules-based automation, right now at drupa.”