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Eckenfelder goes digital with a KODAK NEXFINITY Press
When the end of the year is fast approaching and millions of new calendars are purchased, given as a gift and hung on the wall, be it by businesses or private individuals, the critical production phase has already been over at Eckenfelder GmbH & Co. KG for several weeks. This family owned firm in Hörselberg-Hainich – in the geographical center of Germany – employs 52 people dedicated to the development and end-to-end production of wall and desk calendars and notebooks. From photography, design and layout through printing to finishing, all essential steps take place under one roof. The Eckenfelder portfolio comprises around 170 different calendar products in numerous shapes and sizes as well as about 100 types of notebooks with a very wide choice of colors, cover materials and enhancement options. These products are sold through promotional item and stationery wholesalers to customers in industry, commerce and the service sector. Digital transformation in calendar p
KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates Reap Immediate Benefits for Inserts East
Inserts East, located in New Jersey, is a family-owned and operated commercial printing company specializing in printing newspaper and direct mail advertising inserts. The company works with some of the largest retail corporations, both regionally and nationally, that serve the grocery and food industry, furniture and bedding markets, sporting goods, drug stores, arts and crafts, auto, consumer electronics, and more. One of its largest customers, a regional grocery store chain out of the Northeast, requires high volumes that can run up to six million impressions for its weekly flyers with multiple versions on tight deadlines. Besides accommodating the need for both short and long run lengths, Inserts East provides customers with a range of paper stocks, from the lightest newsprint to heavy coated sheets, while providing around-the-clock production coverage powered by nine heatset press lines, which print copy ranging from 9” to a 50” web size. For many y
Got Questions about Going Process-Free? We Have Answers.
When a new technology passes the early adoption phase in terms of performance and cost to implement, acceptance rates evolve quickly – especially when economic drivers change, or pain points increase. Today, the Print industry is experiencing rapid change and new challenges that are accelerating the shift to new innovative technologies that eliminate waste and increase profitability. With the launch of KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates, the benefits of process free plates became widely accessible to most printers around the world, allowing more of the industry to eliminate all the costs, waste and variability of processing. Before the launch of SONORA X Process Free Plates in 2018, however, process free wasn’t for everyone. With the new technology behind SONORA X Plates, the situation has changed. Because these plates offer longer run lengths (for web and UV) and better FM capability than previous generations of process free plates,