Kodak has announced that it has expanded the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates that its Nexpress Presses can run on.
According to a statement from Kodak, the Substrate Expansion kit will now equip Nexpresseses to handle paperboard substrates with weightings graded up to 24 points/610 microns. For synthetic substrates, the Expansion Kit will give printers the option to print on materials with weightings up to 14 mil. These thicker substrates are suitable for printers, including short-run packaging applications including labels, tags and small folding cartons as well as differentiated commercial and publishing products, like point-of-sale displays, retail signage, business cards and hospitality pieces such as menus and door hangers.
“Nexpress Presses deliver industry-leading productivity, unique print capabilities, and modular design – enabling customers to upgrade to the latest technology available within each NEXPRESS Platform,” said Leonard Christopher, product manager, NexPress.  “With the introduction of the Substrate Expansion kit, printers can continue to broaden their application offerings, enabling them to grow their businesses and customer base. The upgrade makes it a seamless experience for printers to move from running lighter weight stocks and then switch to thicker substrates.”