Kodak Expands Home Office All-in-One Printer Portfolio with Intelligent 4-in-1 Printing System

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 12, 2011 - Eastman Kodak Company today announced an extension of its All-in-One (AiO) Inkjet Printer portfolio for the home office market that can help lower the cost of doing business. The new KODAK ESP Office 2170 All-in-One Printer, with Kodak's unique combination of high quality and affordable printing, enables home office professionals to produce first-class presentations, brochures and flyers with vibrant photos, and other business documents efficiently and cost-effectively. Kodak offers the lowest total ink replacement cost(1) and exceptional cost-per-page. The new KODAK ESP Office 2170 Printer also easily connects to a wireless home network for printing flexibility and features a compact design. </p> <p>&quot;Home office professionals require efficient business solutions that are smart, feature-rich, simple to use and offer great value,&quot; said Susan Tousi, General Manager, Inkjet Systems, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. &quot;Our new ESP Office 2170 Printer delivers print, copy, scan and fax capabilities in a compact design for the home office, and provides versatility, connectivity and high quality to meet professionals' business printing needs.&quot; </p> <p>Built-In Intelligence for Productivity </p> <p>The new ESP Office 2170 Printer offers advanced and intelligent features for business or personal use. Designed to complement a mobile lifestyle, it features simplified Wi-Fi set-up (802.11 b/g/n) and connectivity that enables mobile printing of photos from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad(2) or BLACKBERRY device(3) with the KODAK Pic Flick App. The ESP Office 2170 Printer also offers important time-saving features, including an intelligent paper sensor that automatically adjusts printer settings based on paper size and type. </p>


Kodak Shares Views on Publishing Trends, Inkjet Technology at 2011 Digital Book Printing Forum

<p>Rochester, NY, April 5 -- Leaders in digital book publishing are in New York at the InterQuest2011 Digital Book Printing Forum to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in an industry beset with change during the past few years. At the event, Kodak’s Eric Owen is speaking about the role Kodak is playing with its customers by providing effective counsel and comprehensive solutions.</p> <p>“The publishing industry is in a dynamic period and Kodak is helping customers profit from developing trends like short-runs, automation and self publishing,” said Eric Owen, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Kodak Digital Printing Solutions group.&#160; “Kodak is well positioned to help guide printers and publishers with a blend of offset and digital technologies and comprehensive workflow offerings.”</p> <p>Kodak is a leader in digital book publishing, bringing many innovative solutions to market in recent years. Book printers and publishers constantly seek more efficient and economical ways to produce short-run book titles and streamline processes. By printing digitally with the KODAK PROSPER Press Platform, the need for inventory is reduced, waste can be minimized, and the number of available titles increased. The KOKAK PROSPER Platform integrates with a wide-range of leading finishing equipment offerings to ensure that customers can produce books in a manner that best fits their businesses.</p>


Konica Minolta to Market Kodak NexPress Systems

<p>Washington DC – ON DEMAND Conference &amp; Exhibition – March 22, 2011 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the company will begin to market the award-winning Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Press Platform later this Spring.</p> <p>“The expansion of the Kodak and Konica Minolta relationship and the combined expertise of both companies in cut-sheet digital printing and workflow provide customers with more options to grow their businesses and to adapt to the changing needs of the industry,” said Gerald Miller, Region General Manager, Americas Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak.</p>

Kodak Customers Discuss Strategies for Diversifying and Growing Their Businesses

<p>Rochester, NY, March 10 -- Print service providers seeking to differentiate and grow their businesses need to continuously embrace change and expand services—to achieve that, they look to consultancy services to help transform their businesses. That was the message delivered by a panel of Kodak customers during a recent roundtable discussion.</p> <p>The conversation was held in San Diego before a group of print industry analysts in conjunction with a briefing on KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions and other Kodak consulting services.</p> <p>“The expanded MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions includes a suite of consultancy services to help print providers assess, integrate, optimize, market, and ultimately, transform and grow their businesses,” said Judy Pribe, Vice President of Marketing, Business Solutions and Services Group, Kodak.</p> <p>Companies represented in the roundtable discussion included H.O.T. Printing &amp; Graphics, a full-service commercial printing, graphics and mailing organization; DST Output, LLC, one of the largest global statement and billing output providers; RT Associates, a marketing logistics partner that helps clients manage the entire workflow of their marketing campaign; and The Bureau, a marketing manufacturing company.</p>


KODAK i5000 Series Scanners Target Accuracy and Automation to Help Drive Down Costs of Document-Based Business Processes

<p>Rochester, NY, March 1 -- The KODAK i5000 Series Scanners will help enterprise and service bureau organizations increase their production level capture performance through optimized accuracy and automated functionality—resulting in an impressive total cost of ownership. Designed for the most diverse job streams within high-volume document environments, these new scanners provide more usable information in black and white, color or dual stream at rated speeds to digital mail rooms and document processing operations found within financial, insurance, legal and government organizations.</p> <p>“The broad advantages of the i5000 Series Scanners directly support strategic business priorities. Each feature of the i5000 Series Scanners address specific needs as a result of customer research—to provide information capture up to 33 percent more accurate at up to $100,000 less to own over the course of five years than select competitive offerings—enabling users to process more data per dollar, more accurately, while helping drive their costs down,” said Budd Webster, Business Director, Scanners, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Business Solutions and Services Group.</p> <p>The i5000 Series Scanners support key customer priorities to feed more accurate information and images into a business process for action or archiving at rated speeds. Greater automation is provided through programmable function keys for job customization, requiring less operator interaction with the host. The i5000 Series Scanners have advanced capabilities in equipment intelligence, including memory optimization for increased processing power and better optical resolution capture without sub-sampling or simple interpolation of dpi to better enable Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) and improved data extraction. Overall, the scanners’ image processing and paper handling improvements, including streak filtering and controlled stacking, greatly reduce re-scans and sorting to provide enhanced productivity. </p>


Kodak Highlights Service and Support for Digital Signs and Kiosks at the Digital Signage Expo

<p>Las Vegas, Feb. 24—Kodak will showcase comprehensive service and support offerings for digital signage and kiosk technology during the Digital Signage Expo 2011 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 24-25 (Booth #539). Retailers, manufacturers, kiosk solutions providers and digital signage professionals that visit the Kodak booth will learn about the benefits of professional installation, remote monitoring and managed services. These benefits include increased uptime, improved operational efficiencies, and higher customer satisfaction. </p> <p>“Professional, consultative service offerings that support kiosk technology regularly increase customer awareness and drive greater loyalty to a brand,” said Kathy Clas, Director, Multi Vendor Services, KODAK Service and Support. “Today’s retailers require solutions that focus on the offerings and value that they bring to their customers. Kodak’s strategic service offerings enable kiosk solutions providers to focus on growing their customer base, while providing an exemplary experience for potential users by leveraging our services portfolio and delivery.” </p> <p>Prior to the event, Kodak joined the prestigious Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). DSA is a non-profit trade organization serving the digital signage, interactive kiosk, mobile and self-service technology industries. Kodak’s participation in the organization allows the company and its clients to interact with a growing network of valuable digital media peers. Members have the ability to network and engage with a range of constituents from the digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community, including users, vendors, network operators, agencies, brands, integrators, pro A/V firms and others.</p>


Kodak and Digital Records, Inc. Help White-Wilson Medical Center Digitize Critical Records

<p>Rochester, NY, February 23 -- Large, multi-practice medical firms now have greater access to electronic and paper-based records through intelligent document conversion services. White-Wilson Medical Center, a large, multi-specialty physician group on Florida’s Emerald Coast, is easily digitizing more than 8 million critical medical images. The center recently selected solutions from Digital Records, Inc. (based in Greenacres, Fla.) to power their document conversion requirements and needs using the KODAK i4200, KODAK i4600, and other KODAK Desktop Scanners. The converted documents will be available for viewing in White-Wilson Medical Center’s recently implemented Greenway Medical EMR System.</p> <p>The demands on large, multi-disciplined physicians’ practices continue to rise. Recent legislation changes have created a demand for digital access to healthcare documents, along with an influx of newly insured patients. Keeping up with this increase in patient information requires fast, effective digitization of electronic medical records. Intelligent scanning solutions like the KODAK i4000 Series Scanners used at White-Wilson, allow mid-sized and large medical practices to process information at production-level speeds—and prepare information for a wider range of business processes and workflows.</p> <p>“Delivering the most accurate information to all of our patients ultimately helps us to provide excellent, quality care,” said Terri Powell, Supervisor of Health Information, White-Wilson Medical Center. “The addition of the Digital Record, Inc.’s medical scanning services using Greenway EMR and the KODAK i4000 Series Scanners helps our staff increase productivity and implement a more efficient process.”</p>


KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Platform Earns Eight International Awards from IAPHC—The Gallery of Superb Printing

<p>Rochester, NY, February 22 -- The KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Platform was once again a judges’ favorite at the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) Gallery of Superb Printing awards—winning eight awards for a diverse range of innovative applications. Features of the unique, award-winning KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions and applications include dimensional, red fluorescing and gloss printing—helping commercial print providers deliver greater value to their customers, while also setting themselves apart from their competition.</p> <p>The Gallery of Superb Printing, presented by IAPHC, honored the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Platform with four Gold, three Silver and one Bronze award. The IAPHC awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the art and science of printing and related graphic arts, and are recognized globally as one of the graphic arts industry’s highest honors.</p>


KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Platform to Make European Debut at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011

<p>Rochester, NY, February 15 -- The new KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press will make its European premiere at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011. The event marks the first time the system has been on show at a major European B2B trade show. The biennial show attracts an international audience from a range of industries, and is particularly relevant for printers interested in transactional/transpromo printing, newspaper and book printing, and direct marketing applications.</p> <p>The new KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Platform with Print Genius offers improved quality and productivity, and has been designed to meet the needs of commercial printers, in-plant printers, and data centers. New features include speeds up to 131 ppm, a longer sheet size (660 mm), smaller ink particle size with the new KODAK NEXPRESS HD Dry Ink, denser black ink, new Fifth Imaging Unit Solution Light Black, and a new matte printing effect option.</p> <p>At 660 mm, the long sheet option—which will be on show at Hunkeler Innovation Days—delivers 27 percent more printable area. The benefits of this longer sheet include reduced waste and increased productivity, and enable new applications such as six-page brochures, posters, larger dust jackets for books, and a variety of labels.</p>


KODAK Dimensional Printing Proves a Commercial Hit with Fotlito73

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y.; , February 15 -- Italian prepress and digital print company Fotlito73 has created new commercial opportunities after adding KODAK Dimensional Printing to its KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press. The Borghetto Lodigiano-based company installed the revolutionary solution when it upgraded from the NEXPRESS 2100 Plus to the NEXPRESS S2500 and purchased a second KODAK DIGIMASTER Printing System.</p> <p>“As soon as we installed Dimensional Printing, we produced some samples and sent them to existing clients and prospects,” says Juri Ferrario, co-owner and marketing manager of Fotlito73. “The response was astonishing—some clients immediately postponed jobs so they could take advantage of the striking effects that can be achieved with Dimensional Printing.”</p> <p>Fotlito73 uses digital presses to produce high-quality materials, direct mail, books, magazines, catalogues and transactional documents, and is always looking for new technologies that can set the company apart from its competitors. Fotlito73 was immediately won over by the potential of KODAK Dimensional Printing, and quickly added another fifth imaging unit solution to its NEXPRESS Press for gloss applications.</p>



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