Impressions Printing (St. Thomas, Ontario), one of Canada’s leading printers with a 45-year history of exceptional customer service and innovation, has become the first Canadian printer to install a Kodak Nexfinity Digital Press – strengthening its in-house digital printing capabilities while further boosting print quality. Impressions Printing serves clients across the country with a full line of colour and B&W commercial printing, offering in-house offset and digital printing, wide-format, mailing and fulfillment, full bindery, print-finishing services and more. Its largest area of growth recently has come from direct mail, as the Canada Post Smartmail Partner can handle any direct-mail project – from concept, to design and production, to final delivery.
In its first few weeks with its new Nexfinity, Impressions Printing saw a 40% increase in speed compared to its previous digital press. The new press is designed for maximum throughput with production speeds up to 152 A4 pages per minute. The company also cited immediate improvements from Nexfinity’s extended sheet size, heavy substrate capabilities, and Fifth Imaging Unit – that made it fast, easy and cost-effective to add specialty inks, a range of surface finishes and long-sheet formats. “We were searching for a solution that could help us further differentiate on speed and quality, and Nexfinity has allowed us to increase our output volume while enhancing customer satisfaction,” said Presdient Cory Stuart. “In the short time we’ve been using our new press, it’s proven to be an incredibly versatile machine that delivers a powerful combination of image quality, consistency and low running costs.
The Nexfinity is designed with Dynamic Imaging Technology, a patented Kodak technology for digital printing that allows printers to produce “crisp text, hard lines, soft skin tones and beautiful skies on the same page, consistently throughout the run.” Featuring a new high-resolution and multi-bit LED writing system, the press can produce a broad range of applications – including direct mail, commercial print, publishing, and packaging. The press has also been optimized for a printer’s production workflow, and can integrate seamlessly into existing workflows and various finishing solutions.