Kodak launches ULTRASTREAM Technology, raises the bar in inkjet printing

By CIOReview | Monday, March 14, 2016

FREMONT, CA: In a major announcement made by Kodak, the firm launched its next generation inkjet technology platform, KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology. It was also announced that the technology will be showcased for the first time worldwide at drupa 2016. Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging and its ULTRASTREAM Technology is set to raise the bar in inkjet printing.

The technology brings an inkjet technology revolution with smaller drop size and precise placement accuracy for higher resolution, clean lines and additional detailed definition. ULTRASTREAM is built on Kodak’s proven continuous inkjet Stream technology and is set to broaden the printable graphic arts application’s range and reach new markets. “Kodak has once again raised the bar in inkjet printing. ULTRASTREAM will be a ‘must-see’ inkjet technology at drupa 2016,” said Philip Cullimore, President, Kodak’s Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division. The technology will co-exist in the market along with KODAK Stream Technology to offer different platform options, to address the needs of each application. The technology has been aimed to provide printers demanding a superior image quality with high resolution printing at an exceptional quality of 600 x 1800dpi at speeds of up to 150 meters per minute (500 feet per minute).

ULTRASTREAM’s high resolution Writing System includes a modular print-head that can be implemented in varying widths ranging from 8” up to 97” to suit the specific application. This new technology by Kodak will help inkjet cut down on operational costs. The key benefits of the new technology are ease of use, serviceability, and device availability. ULTRASTREAM will be demonstrated in Hall 5, Stand F09 at drupa 2016. “With availability to start integration beginning in 2017, we look forward to discussions with OEM partners to plan new products built with this technology, and with printers to understand the first applications that they would like to see us address,” concluded Cullimore.