Kodak Helps University of Regina Improve Productivity, Offer Customers Expanded Printing Services
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Judy Peace, Manager of the University of Regina Printing Services shop, wanted to improve productivity and better serve customers by providing an expanded range of services. Peace recognized that this would mean replacing the shops existing digital equipment with a more versatile printing press, one that would not only accommodate larger projects, but also improve the print quality.
The Printing Services shop of the university, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, is a separate ancillary unit on campus that provides on-site printing services to faculty, students and outside business clients. The shop prints brochures, postcards, and marketing materials on a daily basis, but was limited in its ability to handle larger print jobs such as posters bigger than 12 x 18 inches.
With the KODAK NEXPRESS, we can now handle our own larger print jobs, which will improve our productivity because of the increased flexibility of our operations, Peace said. We are now able to do jobs that we couldnt do in the past, and that means we have a lot more control over our workflow, for the ultimate benefit of our customers.
When Peace caught a glimpse of the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Color Platform in action, she knew that was exactly what the university needed to perform more services in-house with offset quality.
In August, the Printing Services shop installed its first KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Digital Production Color Press. Peace is now in the process of upgrading to the KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Platform.
I saw a KODAK NEXPRESS Press elsewhere in Regina and I was very impressed by two big factors: one, the offset-like print quality that could be achieved using digital print, and two, the perfection you could accomplish with each print job. We print a lot of tri-fold brochures, and if those panels dont line up front to back then its a real issue. We can make sure jobs print properly with outstanding image quality, explained Peace.
Using Kodaks Print Genius quality control tools, printers like Peace can maintain peak quality throughout the production run for improved efficiency. The suite includes hardware and software innovations that optimize print quality and consistency from the first sheet to the last.
We just did an anniversary book for the university. It was a short run of about 200 books, but 64 full-color pages. We were able to print this in-house using the KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Platform and we achieved offset-print quality, digitally. It also saved the university a lot of moneythe outside quote was about $3,000 more than it cost us. It was perfect, said Peace.
Through the use of KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Gloss technology, using KODAK NEXPRESS Clear Dry Ink in conjunction with the near-line KODAK NEXPRESS Glossing Unit, the shop has been able to expand their printing services to meet customer demands. We just did some posters for a customer who wanted the gloss and weve had several business card orders that wanted the dimensional coating, said Peace.
Peace is thrilled with the printing results shes received using the KODAK NEXPRESS Platform. We are now able to tell our clients we did this here, and that says a lot. Were even bringing in some current clients just to show them the equipment and explain all that we can do now, said Peace. With the upgrade to the next-generation KODAK NEXPRESS Press, Peace adds, The NEXPRESS SX Platform offers smaller-particle ink, giving photo printing even better quality; it will make our press even more desirable than an offset press.
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Source: KodakCopyright Business Wire 2011