OPM Adds New Kodak Press
Offset Paperback Mfrs. (OPM), an arvato US Bertelsmann Company, has added a KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press to its book publishing operations. OPM is one of the largest manufacturers of mass-market paperback books in the world. Its clients include many of the most recognized brands in publishing.
The PROSPER 5000XL Press adds full color offset class output to OPM's digital capabilities, with roll-fed speeds identical to the PROSPER 1000 Press: up to 650 feet (or 200 meters) per minute. This combination of speed and superior quality make the PROSPER 5000XL Press the most productive inkjet web press for 8-, 12-, and 16-page signatures. The PROSPER 5000XL Press matches the PROSPER 1000 Press's productivity of up to 120 million A4 impressions per duty cycle, with print widths up to 24.5 inches.
OPM combines both the PROSPER 1000 and 5000XL Presses with the MULLER MARTINI SIGMALINE In-line Finishing System. The two interconnected systems bring together digital printing and finishing in a fully automated production line, providing OPM with a complete solution-from PDF to finished book in a single operation, managed by the end-to-end workflow system CONNEX.
Using the PROSPER 1000 Press in July and August 2010, OPM shipped a total of 140,000 finished books to retail without a single rejected copy. The PROSPER 1000 Press has demonstrated a proven capacity to produce 6,000 books in a shift at OPM.
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