NexPress Debuts at Texas Tech Open House
Last week in Lubbuck, Texas, more than 450 people showed up for an open house at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's in-plant. The star attraction was the in-plant's new Kodak NexPress ZX3300 digital color press.
The in-plant demonstrated the NexPress' capabilities to the crowd, including features like Kodak Dimensional printing, gold, white and clear dry ink.Visitors were very impressed with what they saw.
"At the university level, everybody's always trying to do something to make [their pieces] stand out," notes Debbie Cate, managing director of General Services.
The president of TTUHSC even posted a shot of the in-plant's NexPress sample book on Instagram along with his praise of the Dimensional printing feature.
Yesterday's open house was preceded by a "lunch and learn" session on Wednesday that drew 22 of the university's graphic designers. There they learned how to design jobs using these special flourishes.
In addition to the Dimensional and other digital embellishments, another key feature of the NexPress is the long-sheet feeder, which lets the in-plant run 14x39˝ sheets. By ganging up jobs on larger sheets, the shop has increased its productivity far beyond what its previous printer, an HP Indigo 5500, could do.
Learn more about the installation in the August issue of IPG.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.