Upgrading the digital inkjet equipment at DST Output in Nottingham
Phoenix Digital Solutions has recently finished upgrading DST Output of Nottingham, one of our larger digital print customers in the UK from their existing Digital InkJet technology (Scitex) Kodak 6240 4" printing system to the newer and higher printing resolution, Kodak DT90 with the DH90 9" Printheads.
This upgrade in technology means that DST can now offer a higher print quality to their customers, this takes them upto 300x600 DPI from the original 240x240 DPI that the older Kodak 4" 6240 systems were printing.
Along with the increase in the printed resolution, the systems are newer and come with the new Kodak CS410 Controllers and CD132 Datastations, these allow a higher reliability and have a better functionality for the operators.
When we perform an upgrade for a customer, we listen to what the customer is trying to achieve. In this instance, with the potential End-Of-Life on the 6240 systems looming and less parts being available for the older systems, it was a solid move for DST. They traded in their older inkjet for an all-round better printing solution provided by the same manufacturer. This being the case, the operators do not need a complete re-train as the inkjet technology is similar to the previous 4" printing systems and the software changes are minor from the CS400 to the CS410.
We mounted the 9" printheads in the same place as the 4" heads were mounted, only a few modifications had to be made on the printhead mounts meaning downtime during the upgrade and costs were kept to a minimum. Additionally, the existing paper transport and dryers were not changed as the existing setup was adequate for the new setup.
If you or your company are interested in upgrading your existing inkjet printing systems for newer technology, please contact us. We will help you along the way possibly trading in your old equipment for newer equipment, shipping and supplying the new systems, installations and training of your operators.