Kodak ASCEND – One Pass. One Press. Infinite Possibilities.
KODAK ASCEND Digital Press is the world’s first electrophotographic (EP) press that enables you to print and embellish on heavyweight stocks – all in one super-reliable, cost-effective, easy-to- use machine.
Print and embellish, all in a single pass
Print and embellish on heavyweight stocks in one pass using one press – enabling shorter print runs, avoiding potential bottlenecks for your large format equipment, and offering a wider range of applications than any other machine on the market.
Special effect inks
KODAK ASCEND Press uses eco-friendly KODACHROME inks for embellishment enabling a spectrum of special effects – including opaque white, foil, antimicrobial dry ink, matte finishes and spot coatings – offering more customization and detailing than ever before.
With rearrangeable ink stations, ink can be ready to use in under eight minutes – six times faster than our competitors.
Foil accuracy and detail
KODAK ASCEND Presses’ unique single-pass process and KODACHROME Foil Dry Ink eliminates the registration and trapping issues that can occur with multiple pass technologies, resulting in higher productivity.
If you can print it, now you can foil it.
The robust, sheet-fed design can run packaging weight stocks, all day, every day, with no slow-down in press time or reliability issues.
KODAK ASCEND Press can print on heavy substrates (up to 610 microns/24 point) and long lengths (up to 1219 mm/48 inches), opening a huge range of printing applications: retail signage, folding cartons, POP displays, bespoke packaging and much more.
Having just one press to handle both print and embellishment removes the need to set up multiple machines, reducing errors, press downtime and system bottlenecks.
New business opportunities, more creative possibilities, and better profit margins – and higher quality and faster turnaround for your customers.