Kodak Adopts the TPF-550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder from BDT Media Automation for the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform

  • TPF-550 Feeder will extend media range, improve productivity and enhance ease of use of the NEXPRESS Platform
  • Demonstration of enhanced feed capabilities to take place during Graph Expo 2015 in Chicago, Ill, USA (Sept. 13—16) at Kodak booth #823 


BDT Media Automation GmbH is pleased to announce that Kodak has adopted the TPF–550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder by BDT for the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform, making Kodak the first manufacturer to implement the TPF–550 Feeder onto a digital press. Kodak will be exhibiting the combined NEXPRESS Press and TPF-550 Feeder at the GRAPH EXPO 15 International in Chicago, Ill, USA from Sept. 13—16, 2015.

The TPF-550 Feeder incorporates the revolutionary patented BDT Tornado technology for media separation, lift and transport. The fully electronic control of the Tornado technology allows for media feed parameters to be stored in the feeder memory and used to automatically configure the unit.

With the new feed capabilities, NEXPRESS Platform users will see enhanced productivity. The TPF-550 Feeder supports the current media range of the NEXPRESS Platform and extends the press capability to feed format lengths up to 39.37”/1000mm for the full range of substrates from 60gsm uncoated to 352gsm coated. The TPF-550 Feeder provides enhanced feeding reliability with problematic media such as light porous or heavy coated stock. Specialty media like plastics, magnetic and thick substrates can also be fed. Job changeover time is significantly reduced due to automation during the setup process.

“The ability to print longer sheets with the NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform has been a tremendous success, as we experience strong adoption and upgrades by both new and existing customers,” said Leonard Christopher, Worldwide NEXPRESS Product Manager, Eastman Kodak Company. “Our customers are using the long sheets for highly unique and high value applications such as pocket folders, book dust jackets and photo collages. The robust feed technology provided by the BDT TPF-550 Feeder has broadened the scope of the types of applications our customers are able to develop for their clients, a flexibility that sets us apart from the competition.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Kodak to integrate the TPF-550 Feeder into the successful NEXPRESS Platform product line”, said Ralf Hipp, Executive Vice President of Print Media Handling at BDT. “The advanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 Feeder pair extremely well with the versatility and automated operation of the NEXPRESS Platform. The combination will lead to enhanced productivity and improved ease of use for NEXPRESS Platform users.”

To see a demonstration of the TPF-550 Feeder visit the Kodak booth #823 at GRAPH EXPO 2015 International. Also visit the BDT booth #3855 at GRAPH EXPO to see the Tornado technology in action.


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About BDT
As a globally active technology company and OEM partner, BDT Media Automation GmbH develops and produces data storage automation solutions to store and archive large data volumes as well as paper and media handling applications for printing systems to feed and stack paper and other media. Almost 35 currently validated patents and long lasting partnerships with nearly all the leading IT and office equipment providers prove our success and the innovative strength of BDT. Founded 47 years ago we today employ round about 420 employees worldwide, including our headquarters in Rottweil/Germany and our development, production and service locations in Germany, the US, Mexico, China and Singapore.


About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.
(KODAK and NEXPRESS are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)


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