Digital newspaper printing: KP Services (Jersey) Ltd continues to print UK national titles for the Channel Islands

ROCHESTER, NY – Kodak is pleased to announce that KP Services (Jersey) Limited, a joint venture between Kodak and Guiton Group Limited, has secured printing contracts for UK national newspapers through May 2024. KP Services, based in Saint Savior, Jersey, continue to print newspapers from publishers News UK, The Daily Mail Group, Reach Plc as well as Jersey Evening Post titles, for distribution in Jersey and Guernsey with their portfolio comprising over 20 separate titles.

Founded in 2015, KP Services began digital printing of many newspaper titles for readers in the Channel Islands in May 2016. This meant that copies of national titles no longer had to be flown to the islands, often delayed and canceled due to bad weather. Additionally, the printing of the local Jersey Evening Post, then published by the Guiton Group, could be moved from a roughly 40-year-old newspaper press to state-of-the-art digital printing technology and traditional black and white and partial color. full color printing throughout.

KP Services prints the newspapers on two KODAK PROSPER 6000P Presses, which use KODAK Stream Continuous Inkjet Technology. The PROSPER 6000P inkjet web press has been specially designed for publishing applications such as newspapers and books. It prints CMYK at speeds of up to 300 meters (1,000 feet) per minute on standard newsprint. The press is ideal for sites that need to print a large number of low-volume titles. With very short set-up times, fast job changes and minimal start-up waste, it enables efficient and economical production of these small series.

According to Bill Paterson, managing director of KP Services (Jersey) Ltd, the two KODAK PROSPER 6000P Presses have reliably printed the headlines of UK national newspapers as well as the Jersey Evening Post for the six years they have been in business. The company’s operating model has proven to be more than capable of serving the Channel Islands’ population of readers.

“Day after day, our operation proves that Kodak’s high-speed continuous inkjet technology is a perfect solution for flexible, short-run printing of newspapers and other publishing products,” commented Bill Paterson. “At the same time, it shows that KODAK PROSPER Presses are rugged workhorses that meet the demands of high-quality newspaper printing with frequent job changes and enable cost-effective production.