Lowe-Martin, one of North America’s leading print providers, with two facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and one in Ottawa, Ontario, is upgrading its production operations by adding two new Kodak Nexfinity Digital Presses. Lowe-Martin’s services include marketing, pre-press services, lithographic printing, large-format digital, retail displays, direct mail, secure print, e-commerce & fulfilment, bindery, web solutions, packaging and more. By adding two new Nexfinity Digital Presses, Lowe-Martin will increase its uptime and achieve higher output while expanding its capabilities – allowing them to pursue new markets and serve an expanding number of customers.
“As a long-time user of the Kodak Nexpress, the migration to the Nexfinity was an easy decision,” said Ward Griffin, CEO of Lowe-Martin. “Nexpress has been a reliable workhorse for us and we’re looking forward to the speed, quality, versatility and cost efficiency offered by Nexfinity to further cement our position as a key supplier for our retail and commercial printing customers.”
The Nexfinity Digital Press is designed for maximum throughput with production speeds up to 152 A4 pages per minute. It operates with unique same-edge perfecting, which ensures precise front-to-back and side-to-side registration of printed sheets. The press supports a wide range of substrates, thicknesses and sheet sizes – without the need for expensive surface treatments. It also provides “an unmatched range of digital print embellishment options” via its fifth imaging unit, said the OEM. Users can choose from 13 standard fifth-imaging-unit solutions for inline digital print enhancements – including specialty inks, custom spot colours and matte and gloss finishes. With these unique effects, printers can enhance their customers’ communications and earn more high-revenue jobs, said Kodak.
“We’re honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with a long-standing customer like Lowe-Martin as they future-proof their business to achieve their objectives,” said Jeff Zellmer, Vice Presdient of Global Sales & Strategy at Eastman Kodak Company. “By choosing Nexfinity, Lowe-Martin will be able to optimize their operational efficiency while broadening their application offerings for years to come.”