PRINTHEAD REFURBISHMENT PROGRAM
Kao Collins’ printhead refurbishment program encompasses more than just the refurbishment of heads. Kao Collins is also investing in research in an effort to improve how the printheads perform – making them work harder, smarter, and more efficiently for customers.
Kao Collins initiated a program to refurbish a range of Kodak Versamark printheads during the spring of 2012. It took time and a significant investment, but Kao Collins is now supplying refurbishing services for Kodak Versamark 6240 printheads out of a new building Kao Collins purchased and modified to support the refurbishment program. At this point, Kao Collins has refurbished over 100 printheads, and is planning to test, and hopefully produce, its own line of printheads.
Kao Collins has made tremendous progress over the past three years. Along the way, we realized there were opportunities to improve the reliability of Kodak Versamark printers and printheads. Customers asked us to provide support for their controllers and data stations. We are now doing that. Customers asked Kao Collins to protect them in the event Kodak decides to end of life their Kodak printers. While we aren’t quite there yet, we think we are pretty close.
Please take a look around our website for the latest information describing our printhead refurbishment program as well as our parts, service and support. Our ultimate objective is to be able to support every aspect of a Kodak Versamark printer. We think we are getting pretty close to that with the Kodak 6240 and Kodak 5120 printers.
Below is an explanation of Kao Collins’ current refurbishment status, and future plans, for each KV printhead: