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>


Kodak Announces New Solutions and Enhancements at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011

<p>Rochester, NY, February 15 -- Kodak is announcing the latest addition to its PROSPER Platform during Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011, taking place from February 14-17 in Lucerne, Switzerland. The event will also be the first major European showing of the KODAK VERSAMARK VL6200 Printing System, as well as the new KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press.</p> <p>The KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting System is the newest offering in the successful PROSPER S-Series. The new PROSPER S20 Imprinting System is designed to meet the needs of magazine, newspaper, and commercial insert printers and has speeds matching those of web offset presses. Powered by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology, the PROSPER S20 Imprinting System boasts a 4.16-inch imprinting width with speeds up to 2,000 fpm (600 mpm) at 600x300 dpi. The solution also is available as an upgrade to the PROSPER S10 Imprinting System.</p> <p>The PROSPER S20 Imprinting System, which features pigment-based inks that deliver excellent permanence, rich blacks, and outstanding scratch- and water-resistance on a wide variety of commercial substrates, integrates easily with existing offset presses or finishing lines and enables new revenue opportunities. If total permanence is not a priority, dye-based inks are an alternative option to reduce total cost of ownership. Available for immediate delivery, the PROSPER S20 Imprinting System can include up to 12 print stations and 24 printheads for maximum flexibility.</p>


KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates Certified for Use with Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System

<p>West Chester, OH; January 2011—Color-Logic has certified KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic Plates for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System.&#160; </p> <p>Announcing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented: “The KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plate has an excellent reputation among flexographic printers for low dot gain and excellent reproduction characteristics.&#160; Exhaustive tests by both Kodak and Color-Logic have verified the suitability of the FLEXCEL NX Plate for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System.&#160; The FLEXCEL NX Plate is remarkable in its ability to consistently hold flexographic dots as small as 10 microns—exactly the characteristics desirable when printing metallic images, or imaging on metallic substrates.&#160; Color-Logic is pleased to certify and recommend the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plate for use with our Process Metallic Color System.”</p>


Vertis Communications Boosts High Quality Custom Packaging Services With Addition of Kodak's Digital Flexographic Platemaking System

<p>Baltimore, MD, February 10 -- BALTIMORE (February 10, 2011) – Vertis Communications, a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America, today announced the installation of new technology in its Irving, Texas facility that will enhance its capabilities and provide new options for its packaging clients. Vertis is augmenting its current platemaking solutions through the addition of a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic Platemaking System to produce high-quality printing plates for flexible packaging printers and brand owners.</p> <p>The advanced functionality of the FLEXCEL NX System will enable Vertis, an established leader in flexographic platemaking, to offer its packaging customers advantages that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional flexo printing. Consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters will realize a number of benefits from the system, including:</p> <ul> <li>Quality:&#160; Consistent brand representation through true one-to-one reproduction of images from file to plate, higher print densities, better print contrast and cleaner tones </li> <li>Efficiency:&#160; Competitive positioning and speed-to-market through reduced file prep time and faster set-up; </li> <li>Value: Reduced production costs thanks to more durable, extended-life plates capable of longer runs; </li> <li>Conservation: Driven by reduction in production waste and overall reduction in total number of plates used.</li> </ul>


Bergame Group Moves Into Print-On-Demand With the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press and KODAK INSITE Storefront System

<p>Rochester, NY, February 2 -- French point-of-sale advertising and publishing specialist, the Bergame Group, has broadened its portfolio and created new revenue opportunities by entering the print-on-demand market. The company made its move into the lucrative sector after investing in two KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and the KODAK INSITE Storefront System.</p> <p>Within the space of 15 years, the Bergame Group has established itself as a major player in the French graphic arts industry. The company has built its reputation on the quality of its offset and screen printing, and specializes in publishing and point-of-sale advertising.</p> <p>The Bergame Group has premises in Ferrière en Brie and Saint Ouen, and employs 300 people. Its impressive fleet of machines comprises 41 offset units, as well as screen and digital printing equipment. The group first considered digital printing back in 2009, seeing the process as a natural progression for a company of its size: “The turning point came when a long-standing customer asked us to switch its production to digital printing,” explains Stéphane Lezzier, Prepress Manager at the Bergame Group.</p>


Kodak’s New Digital Offset Plate Finishing and Packaging Operation in Brazil Streamlines Product Delivery

<p>Rochester, NY, February 1 -- With the opening of a new offset plate finishing and packaging operation at its facility in Brazil, Kodak will greatly enhance its ability to serve local customers quickly and efficiently. The new digital offset plate finishing and packaging operation will leverage existing Kodak infrastructure to address the growing demands of the local Latin America Regions’ markets.</p> <p>The local finishing capability means that Kodak will cut, stock and supply any size digital offset plate that is required without having to order new sizes from the U.S.A. or Europe. In addition, local operations enable lower costs and improved customer service, while reducing overall delivery times and increasing customer satisfaction.</p> <p>“Digital offset plate demand in the Latin America Region is strong and growing rapidly. Our customers need fast, flexible and reliable service that meets their production needs and keeps their presses running with quality and consistency,” noted Gilberto Farias, Managing Director, Latin America Region, South Cone, Kodak. “This is a first step in moving our offset plate manufacturing closer to our Latin America customers and will help us to be more competitive by responding quickly to their varying needs.”</p>


Kodak to Showcase Digital Printing, Inkjet and Unified Workflow Solutions at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011

<p>Rochester, NY, January 24 -- Print service providers can discover how to transform their print infrastructures by visiting the Kodak stand at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011. Delegates can witness Kodak's Unified Workflow Solutions portfolio, the KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing System, and for the first time at a major B2B trade show in Europe, the new KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press with the long sheet option.</p> <p>Hunkeler Innovation Days is being staged in the new Exhibition Hall 2 at the Messeplatz Lucerne, Horwerstrasse, Switzerland and takes place February 14-17, 2011.</p> <p>Hunkeler Innovation Days focuses on paper processing, and puts the emphasis on holistic production systems.&#160; This biennial show attracts an international audience from a range of industries, including mailing production, computer centers, web finishing, and conventional printing. The event is particularly relevant for printers interested in transactional/transpromo printing, newspaper and book printing, and direct marketing applications.</p> <p>At the event, Kodak will produce full-color personalized applications to demonstrate to delegates the capabilities of its advanced printing solutions.</p>


Konica Minolta, Heidelberg and Kodak join forces at PrintEx 11

<p>Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia, Heidelberg ANZ and Kodak Australia will team up at the upcoming PrintEx 11 by demonstrating an integrated suite of products from pre-press to output and finishing across their three side-by-side stands. The combined 450 square meter floor space will showcase how the companies’ recent partnership offering will meet the demands of their clients both now and in the future to the local and international industry professionals attending.</p> <p>“The Trilogy will enable visitors to the show to benefit from the joint technologies working together and to leverage the different expertise that each company brings to the partnership. It will provide a central reference point for the market’s growing needs in each area through a strong distribution network as digital, offset and business solutions join forces for the first time to create the print shop of today and the future,” said Hiro Kaji, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.&#160; </p>

Kodak Announces Institutional Investor Meeting

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) will hold its annual strategy meeting with the institutional investment community on Thursday, February 3, in New York City.</p> <p>The meeting will be held at the New York Stock Exchange, located at 2 Broad Street. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time.&#160; The formal program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m.&#160; Prior to admittance, guests must check in at the external checkpoint, which is located at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets.&#160; Guests must have valid photo ID and be included on the RSVP guest list in order to gain access to the building.&#160; In addition, please note business attire is a requirement for all visitors to the New York Stock Exchange.</p> <p>The program will include presentations by Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philip Faraci, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pradeep Jotwani, President, Consumer Digital Imaging Group and Chief Marketing Officer, Brad Kruchten, President, Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group, and Ann McCorvey, Chief Financial Officer, and will conclude with a question-and-answer session.</p>



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