Press Release: Total Printing Systems’ Upgrade to a Kodak Nexpress SX3300 Means Quicker Turn Times and Higher Quality for Clients
NEWTON, Ill.—January 7, 2016—Total Printing Systems has upgraded from a Kodak Nexpress 2100 Plus to a Kodak Nexpress SX3300. The installation started right before Christmas and the press was up and running by December 30th. This upgrade will provide multiple benefits to our clients.
“The 2100 Plus was a great press for us for the past 9 years, but imaging technology has improved over the years. The image quality I’ve seen coming off of the SX3300 is much smoother than we were used to on the 2100 Plus. That is primarily due to the upgrade to Kodak’s new HD Dry Inks. The smaller particle size really makes a difference. Probably the most important upgrade from a client’s perspective will be the expanded sheet length. The long sheet feeder will allow us to print up to a 14”x39” sheet much more cost effectively than we could before. This should help reduce turn times and increase image quality for case bound book covers and dust jackets.” states Rick Lindemann, Vice President of Total Printing Systems.
Additional benefits afforded by the upgrade include:
- Speed: The SX3300 prints over 40% faster than our 2100 Plus.
- HD Dry Ink technology expanded the color gamut of the press and really smooths images allowing for better solids and photo reproduction.
- The 5th color unit will now have the option for light black, which helps smooth and enhance all images even further, especially grayscales.
- The dimensional clear option for the 5th unit will add more tactile finishes to book covers without having to go through the time and expense of embossing or running textured stocks.
Total Printing Systems is committed to continued investment in equipment upgrades, as technology advances, to best serve our clients.
Total Printing Systems, a short-run digital book manufacturer, was founded in 1973 by Rich and Wendy Lindemann. TPS offers single to full color on covers and interiors, an in-house bindery, Print-On-Demand, Ship-On-Demand fulfillment, inventory management, and warehousing services. The use of cutting-edge technology and decades of experience has brought Total Printing Systems to the forefront of the book manufacturing industry.