Kodak Launches Kodak Prinergy Workflow Connectivity to EFI Fiery Digital Print Servers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - June 13, 2012 - Kodak has teamed up with EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) to develop connectivity between Kodak Prinergy Workflow and EFI™ Fiery® Digital Print Servers, providing print service providers with a fully-integrated solution that allows them to manage jobs for multiple offset and digital devices from a single user interface. Using a centralized workflow in an offset and digital blended production environment drives higher levels of automation and increased job control, both of which are key to delivering profitable print across different job sizes and run lengths.

Attendees at last year's EFI Connect annual users' conference were the first to see a live technology demonstration of this solution. After completion of a successful testing program, this connectivity is now commercially available.


Kodak Introduces ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer and New Pic Flick HD App for iPad

Kodak Introduces ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer and New Pic Flick HD App for iPad

Continuing to offer consumers a no-compromise choice in home printers, Kodak today introduced its new KODAK ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer combining advanced features, quality, and affordability. And offering more ways to connect and print from mobile devices, Kodak revealed its new KODAK Pic Flick HD App1, which lets consumers create personalized photo cards, collages, and prints on an iPad and send them to their KODAK Printer.

Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer The ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer is the latest addition to Kodak’s award-winning inkjet printer portfolio. With a refreshed and modern design, it is targeted to photo-centric consumers and families who want great value, quality, and simplicity. It offers Kodak’s signature easy Wi-Fi set-up and a 2.4-inch color touchscreen for effortless navigation and a better ‘walk up and print’ experience. With Kodak’s leading image science and proprietary pigment-based inks, consumers get sharp text documents and brilliant photos that dry instantly, are smudge, water, and fade resistant, and last a lifetime2, along with the lowest total ink replacement cost3 and lowest average cost per page in the industry4.


Kodak Maximizes Prepress System Efficiency with KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0

 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY-- Designed to take prepress customers to the next level of performance and efficiency, KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 monitoring solution is now available and attracting customers in the commercial printing, publishing and packaging industries. KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 offers a suite of remote services with enhanced features and mobile connectivity, giving users more control over their CTP and plate line systems for added productivity, monitoring and faster problem resolution. KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 is making its official debut at drupa 2012.

KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 includes equipment monitoring and reporting, enabling users to make more proactive, data-driven decisions. With smart alerts in place, users can achieve and maintain the peak quality of their prepress system at all times while optimizing overall operational efficiency.


Kodak Expands Web-to-Print Reseller Agreement with Online Print Solutions to Europe and Asia

Rochester, NY -- Kodak has expanded a reseller agreement with Online Print Solutions (OPS) from covering customers in North America to a global relationship, further enhancing the commitment to drive a high level of additional value to customers through advanced web-to-print tools. Kodak has been an authorized reseller of the full range of OPS web-to-print and cross-media marketing solutions in North America since early 2011. The growth and success of this relationship is resulting in a global expansion to Europe and Asia during the first quarter of 2012.

Kodak is committed to adding professional services and third-party products that complement Kodak’s portfolio, delivering personalized solutions that fit each customer’s unique requirements.


Kodak's New Production Scanners Deliver Power, Lower Total Cost of Ownership and Built-In Connectivity to Kofax-based Environments

Rochester, New York ,March 21 2012 - New production scanner models from Kodak integrate the latest hardware-enabled connectivity to KOFAX Products and help businesses improve productivity across document-based processes. The KODAK i5200V Scanner and KODAK i5600V Scanner include built-in hardware integration of KOFAX VRS 5.0 Professional Software and are the first production scanners to feature KOFAX CGA 6.0 hardware. Connectivity for KODAK NGENUITY 9000 Series Scanners and KODAK TRUPER Scanners is also enhanced with integrated VRS 5.0 Professional Software.

“Kodak’s advancements in production capture are driven by the need for businesses to quickly process documents that contribute to their bottom line, such as invoices, claims and purchase orders,” said Tony Barbeau, Kodak’s General Manager for Document Imaging. “Pushing the pace of these processes requires a combination of powerful imaging capabilities and flexible connectivity. These solutions help end users effectively achieve both.”


Kodak Discusses Trends in Workflow Automation and Integration at Graphics of the Americas

Nick Benkovich, Kodak’s Director of Product Management for Print Workflow, presented “Workflow Efficiencies through Automation and Integration” at the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) 2012 event in Miami Beach, Fla.The session was one of four bonus sessions offered by GOA to educate attendees on the technology trends that will have a future impact on their businesses.

As one of only 52 certified JDF experts in the world, Benkovich is an active member in CIP4, the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization, whose mission is to foster the adoption of process automation in the printing industry. In his presentation, Benkovich examined the evolution of automation, highlighted the benefits of integrating business and production workflow systems, and provided attendees with insights on how to optimize their technology investments. He discussed how automation and integration can drive costs out of the print manufacturing process through increased visibility, streamlined efficiencies, and reduction of manual touch points and error.


Kodak Prepares Exciting drupa Presence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Kodak will be in full force at drupa 2012, showcasing a number of new technologies and solutions and unveiling significant partnerships in the key markets that the company serves around the world. Journalists and analysts will get a preview of Kodak’s presence on March 6th during a press event in Lisbon where Kodak will announce products debuting at drupa, and preview what visitors can expect at Kodak’s stand (Hall 5, F09-1). In addition, attendees will hear from customers about the changes taking place in their markets and how they’re finding success by partnering with Kodak.

“Kodak’s commitment to the graphic communications market and the success of our customers is the main focus for our press conference in March and drupa in May,” said Chris Payne, Vice President, Commercial Marketing, Kodak. “Visitors to drupawill learn about the latest ways we’re leading dynamic change in the markets we serve—including publishing, packaging and commercial print—with the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and services for printers in offset, digital and hybrid environments.”


Kodak’s Chapter 11 Status—Business As Usual

<p>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=81334">Lisa Reider</a>, Senior Product Editor, Scanners and Environmental</p> <p>As financial pundits and industry analysts wave their fingers, shouting “I told you so!” at the news of Kodak filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a conversation with the people this announcement affects the most reveals that it is not all doom and gloom. In a recent conversation with Sue Cardot, Kodak’s worldwide director for BSSG Outbound Marketing and Communications, and Jackie Horn, Kodak’s worldwide marketing manager for Document Imaging, they seemed confident that their day-to-day operations wouldn’t be significantly impacted, and that the BLI award-winning Kodak-branded line of scanners, software and services would live on and continue to expand.</p> <p>According to Kodak, its Document Imaging business, now part of the “Enterprise Services and Solutions” portion of the company’s newly formed commercial division, is one of the strongest areas for the company in terms of continued product growth, with a 15- to 20% increase in 2011 (compared to 2010). “Digital and Functional Printing” (its commercial printing operations) and “Graphics and Entertainment and Commercial Film” (commercial consumables), which also fall under the commercial division, remain a significant part of Kodak’s strategy.</p>


Kodak Receives Distinguished Honoree Award for “Support Department of the Year” at 2011 STEVIE International Business Awards

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2012—Kodak’s Service and Support Group, a 2011 STEVIE Distinguished Honoree, was presented with a medal at the 2011 8th Annual International Business Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Kodak, which ranked among top companies in the “Support Department of the Year” category, received high scores during two months of preliminary judging and two weeks of final judging.</p> <p>“Recognition from the International Business Awards is truly a credit to our customers around the world who put their trust in Kodak to consistently deliver services that enable them to succeed and grow,” said Roberto Colangelo, General Manager, KODAK Services for Business, Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak remains committed to the constant innovation of its services as we continue to work with customers to profit from ongoing changes impacting their businesses.”</p>


Kodak Launches Document Cloud Printing App for ANDROID OS Devices

<p>Kodak Launches Document Cloud Printing App for ANDROID OS Devices </p> <p><strong>Rochester, N.Y. </strong>-- Continuing to make printing from smartphones and tablets easy and accessible, Kodak recently launched its free KODAK Document Print App for Android OS Devices. Consumers can now send documents from their Android OS device directly to their KODAK All-in-One Printer using Google Cloud Print<sup>TM</sup>.</p> <p>Supported files include web pages, Microsoft Office documents including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel, PDF and text files, as well as image files. In addition to printing files that are located locally on an Android OS device, files can be accessed on Google Docs, Dropbox and Evernote Sites. Web pages can be accessed using the KODAK Document Print App’s built-in browser.</p>



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