Anton Group to build new press

DRUPA 2016: UK-based Anton Group has formed a partnership with Kodak to develop a digital/litho press for its own use based on Ultrastream technology. Malcolm Lane-Ley, chief executive of Anton Group commented, 'We have a longstanding reputation for pioneering innovation and were the first print group to build a hybrid press with Kodak's Prosper Stream technology four years ago. The results and customer reaction exceeded all expectations. So, having taken a deep dive into Ultrastream and seen what Prosper can deliver at drupa we are confident that this technology is the way forward.' Gary Knight, manufacturing director, added, 'We have a long-term proven relationship with Kodak based on trust, and are confident that our customers in the direct mail and personalisation markets will welcome our foresight and the outstanding benefits this collaboration will bring.' 'This announcement by Anton Group is further proof that Ultrastream technology has raised the bar in inkjet and we are excited about working with Anton to deliver this project,' said Randy Vandagriff, vice president, R&D commercial inkjet business, Kodak.