High-Quality, Cost-Effective Digital Printing for Food Service Products
Until now, providing cost-effective customized, or short-medium-run length printing for food service products has been a challenge. Eastman Kodak’s (Booth 11938) continuous inkjet technology enables new opportunities in this market, with high-quality, low-cost, and sustainable alternatives to drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet and traditional printing processes. Kodak’s inkjet solutions give brand managers and marketers the freedom to create versioned content and get new ideas to market quickly and cost effectively, maintaining consistency and quality across substrates and designs. Even better, printers and converters can leverage existing equipment to meet these new market demands, expanding capabilities, improving efficiency, and reducing environmental impact.
Kodak’s water-based inks are at the heart of these solutions. Nanoparticulate pigments expand the CMYK color gamut beyond what is achievable with traditional printing methods to deliver outstanding image quality and consistency, and a more accurate match to brand colors. In addition, water-based inks and fluids for packaging are eco-friendly, cost five to 10% less than DOD systems, and comply with indirect food contact regulations.
In consultation with leading experts, Kodak has conducted extensive evaluations on KODAK PROSPER inks and fluids for food packaging regulation compliance in the European, Canadian, and U.S. markets. Results indicate that Kodak’s water-based inks are considered safe for indirect food contact in accordance with industry requirements, and are currently in use by brands today for food service products, folding carton, labels, and flexible packaging.
Kodak also partners with other manufacturers to expand cutting-edge inkjet solutions for the packaging market, including Bretting, who develops paper converting equipment for low-weight substrates, and Michelman, who develops barrier coatings for eco-friendly paper alternatives to plastic wraps. In addition, its direct relationship with leading folding carton substrate suppliers ensures KODAK solutions remain cost-effective and relevant, while meeting both quality and sustainability objectives.
This production inkjet solution expands opportunities in a market with tremendous growth potential for:
- Profitable short-medium-run lengths
- Faster speed to market
- Market testing
- Seasonal promotions
When you partner with Kodak, your opportunities are endless. Whether you choose to add digital print capabilities to your existing equipment by integrating KODAK PROSPER S-Series printheads, or install a complete white-paper-in solution, you can now successfully meet new market demands, creating more opportunities for you to grow your business.