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China’s Largest Publishing House, Phoenix Publishing and Media, Selects the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press for Short-Run Book Publishing

<p><b>Oct 25, 2011</b> ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Phoenix Publishing and Media Group (PPMG) has selected a KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press to help grow its short-run book printing operations. The PROSPER 1000 Press enables the company to better manage its book inventory and provide book titles as needed in a much more efficient operation. </p> <p>The China Daheng (Group) Co. Ltd., a long-time distributor of KODAK Products in China, consulted with PPMG and recommended the PROSPER 1000 Press for its quality, productivity, and low cost of ownership. Competitive solutions were considered, but the strength of Kodak’s technology and extensive product portfolio led PPMG to invest in the PROSPER 1000 Press.</p> <p>“Book publishing and consumer habits have changed dramatically during the past few years, so a new approach is needed,” said Xue Qiang, Vice President of China Daheng (Group). “The PROSPER 1000 Press gives us the ability to improve our supply chain and drive new business opportunities. High-quality, high-speed digital printing clearly is the future of the industry.”</p>

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Scanning the Future Industry Experts, BLI Discuss Trends and Tradition at Scanner TAC Meeting

<p><i>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=78807">Lisa Reider</a>, Senior Product Editor, Scanners and Environmental</i></p> <p>For BLI’s second scanner Testing Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, representatives from Canon, HP, Kodak, Panasonic and Plustek joined forces with one goal in mind—to weigh in on BLI’s current and upcoming test procedures.&#160; The day-long meeting covered a range of topics, including varying methods of testing scan speed, the importance of optical character recognition when evaluating image quality, scan-to-cloud functionality, environmental testing for scanners and the addition of harder document types to the media handling test. While some topics resulted in the need for additional research and discussions, others, such as the new media types to add, were immediately resolved. </p> <p>Established in 2006, TAC meetings let vendors comment on BLI’s test methods, provide insight into upcoming trends and share information on how different market segments use products in unique ways. TAC meetings, both here and in Europe, touch every aspect of BLI’s work, while giving vendors a chance to interact. </p>

Kodak to Give One Lucky Graph Expo Attendee MARKETMOVER Digital Diagnostic Services Valued at $15,000

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11—At Graph Expo 2011, Kodak is providing a unique opportunity for a printer to experience the power of KODAK MARKETMOVER Digital Diagnostic Services by entering to win a service engagement valued at $15,000. MARKETMOVER Digital Diagnostic Services experts provide an objective assessment of the printer’s core business and new service offerings, including evaluating and benchmarking capabilities and skills, analyzing workflow efficiencies, interviewing clients, and helping to develop business growth strategies.</p> <p>“Print service providers are facing increased pressure to branch out and offer new services to develop new revenue sources,” said Deb Stranaghan, Director, KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions. “Often, they need help identifying the areas of opportunity and putting the resources in place to take their business to the next level. This expert assessment will do just that.”</p> <p>With MARKETMOVER Digital Diagnostic Services, experts work side-by-side with customers to explore and validate their capabilities and gaps, and recommend strategies that offer the greatest return on investment. Digital Diagnostic Services brings together a cross section of subject matter experts to help provide a comprehensive analysis of the current and future business requirements, from marketing services, multi-channel communications, data analytics, and direct mail to transactional documents, books, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs. The service team helps customers execute a plan to deliver a wide variety of innovative services. </p>

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Newest Production Print System Combines High-Quality Output and Professional Reliability for Enhanced Overall Productivity

<p>Chicago - GRAPH EXPO 2011 - September 11, 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 that the bizhub PRO® C6000L, Konica Minolta's newest color production print system that brings high-quality, cost-effective performance to corporate and light production environments, will be highlighted at GRAPH EXPO 2011. Building upon the technology of the award-winning bizhub PRO family of production print systems, the bizhub PRO C6000L promises superior color quality and advanced productivity while maintaining the affordability that keeps costs down. </p> <p>With fast 60 pages per minute (ppm) output speeds for color and black and white, a monthly duty cycle of up to 280,000 pages and 1200dpi resolution, the bizhub PRO C6000L is a purpose-built professional design that enables in-house printing without compromising quality or reliability. A variety of scalable finishing options enable affordable printing of a variety of short-run print jobs including full-color reports and presentations, booklets, brochures and direct-mail flyers with variable data capabilities. The Konica Minolta IC-601 Internal Print Controller is custom-designed to be a perfect fit for the bizhub PRO C6000L. Its Job Centro user interface displays job lists and job history information, allowing fast and easy editing of individual pages as well as job tickets. The Color Centro gives you a powerful utility to manage color settings uniquely designed for production needs in a variety of high-demand environments. </p>

Kodak Previews CREO Color Servers, IC-307 for Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS Color Digital Presses at GRAPH EXPO 2011

<p>Chicago - GRAPH EXPO 2011 - September 11, 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, and Kodak will preview the newest version of Kodak's CREO Color Servers, IC-307 Print Controller, a digital front end exclusively designed for Konica Minolta's bizhub® PRESS C8000 Color Digital Press, during GRAPH EXPO 2011. The IC-307 will also support Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS C7000/C7000P/C6000 Color Digital Presses. </p> <p>The IC-307 Print Controller supports ADOBE PDF Print Engine 2, the foundation of next-generation PDF print workflows. This capability enables quick and reliable rendering of PDF files containing complex designs and effects, including transparency layers in PDF files. The IC-307's capabilities improve colors to take print service providers to the highest level of professional standards. Based on the Kodak Colorflow Software engine, the profiling tool enables customers to establish &quot;destination&quot; profiles that assure perfect colors with every paper. The tool also enables users to create profiles from external measurements. To improve user productivity, the IC-307 eliminates the need to program individual jobs separately. With the IC-307, users can apply new job parameters to several jobs by using a predefined virtual printer. </p>

KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting System with CMYK Integrates Offset with Process Color Personalization at Blazing-Fast Speeds

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 8—The KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting System with CMYK is at Graph Expo 2011 and features breakthrough speeds of up to 2,000 fpm/610 mpm at 600 x 300 dpi. The full-color imprinting system delivers fast, offset-class variable data applications, produced inline with web offset presses and finishing equipment. It’s ideal for publication market applications such as commercial inserts, versioned ads in magazines and newspapers, and commercial direct marketing, all while leveraging and complementing existing offset printing and finishing equipment. The system will be on display as a technology demonstration in the Adphos booth (#2518) at McCormick Place South during the September 11-14 show.</p> <p>KODAK PROSPER S-Series with CMYK customers use the specialty printing capabilities of offset—including metallic inks, heavy color saturation, scratch-off coatings, and other specialty inks—to create high-value shells that can then be customized with process color digital printing inline at production speeds. This revenue-generating capability opens new opportunities with one of the most cost-effective and uniquely efficient hybrid digital color solutions on the market. Current PROSPER S10 Imprinting System with CMYK customers will have the option of upgrading to the new, faster system by leveraging their current transport without any changes in integration. Many Kodak customers around the globe are achieving hybrid printing success with PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems.</p>

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KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Platform delivers exceptional, industry-leading print quality

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 8—The KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Platform with Print Genius, which has industry-leading print quality and is designed for the printing of high-quality photo products, is now available and shipping worldwide. The NEXPRESS Photo Platform is ideal for photo specialty printers, photo labs, commercial printers, and others who serve customers in the photo space. </p> <p>The NEXPRESS Photo Platform delivers effects unique to in line digital cut sheet presses such as raised printing, gloss coating and matte finish. It features exceptional photo quality output with tremendous productivity of printed photo products, including hard and soft cover photo books, calendars, greeting cards, 4x6 prints and more. The NEXPRESS Photo Platform delivers superior print quality whether these products originate on a desktop with KODAK Create@Home Software, at a KODAK Kiosk, online, or at a retail outlet like a KODAK EXPRESS Digital Solutions participating store or retail partner. The NEXPRESS Photo Platform can also now print on longer sheets—up to 26 inches or 660 mm—which enables larger book covers, posters, panoramic prints, or simply more impositions per sheet for higher productivity (up to 131 ppm). </p>

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Kodak Expands Mobile Connectivity With New Google Cloud Print Ready Printers

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2011 -- To meet the demands of today's mobile consumers and connected professionals, Kodak introduced a new line of KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers allowing people to print how, where and when they want. The HERO Printers are Google Cloud Print Ready and KODAK Email Print Ready, letting consumers easily send documents and photos to their printer from anywhere in the world, using any Internet-connected device(1). They represent the latest innovation in the company's consumer inkjet portfolio, marrying effortless connectivity with Kodak's unique combination of high quality output and affordable ink. </p> <p>In addition, Kodak will enable Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print for previous generation KODAK All-in-One Printers, making Kodak the first printer manufacturer to also offer cloud printing for its existing customers(2). </p> <p>&quot;With our new lineup of HERO Printers, Kodak is helping to meet the needs of an on-the-go lifestyle by making it easy and convenient for consumers to print from any connected device, anywhere,&quot; said Susan Tousi, General Manager, Inkjet Systems, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. &quot;With new features like Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print, we continue to advance our intelligent technology while also offering the exceptional quality consumers expect from Kodak and premium ink at an affordable price. With Kodak, consumers do not have to compromise between smart features, quality and affordability.&quot; </p>

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Kodak’s Document Imaging Honored with Best of FOSE Award at FOSE Conference 2011

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y , Aug. 31—Kodak was among the top companies honored with a Best of FOSE award during the July 2011 FOSE Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C. The KODAK i2800 Scanner, a compact scanner offering numerous user benefits in productivity and efficiency, was named the winner of the Best of FOSE Award in the peripherals category. Each year, Government Computer News (GCN) staffers, consisting of writers, editors, and researchers judge exhibitors for the Best of FOSE Awards that recognize outstanding and innovative IT products best suited for government use.</p> <p>The government technology industry relies on document imaging tools to effectively maintain both the accuracy and security of data distribution among employees. On all government levels, including local, state and federal, KODAK Scanners, Software and Services are utilized to meet shared workspace needs as well as records management requirements. The FOSE Conference and Exposition provides a forum between the public and private sector to introduce digital solutions to the government market as well as the international and commercial technology communities.</p>

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KODAK i5800 Scanner Improves Transactional Document Processes, Delivers Best-in-Class Total Cost of Ownership for Production Capture

<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., August 2, 2011—Kodak announces the KODAK i5800 Scanner, a production scanner with next-generation performance to drive efficiencies across enterprise-level transactional document processes. The user functionality and digitally-driven features of the i5800 Scanner help service bureaus and medium to large businesses achieve productivity gains and generate cost savings from high-volume document workflows including digital mail rooms, census projects, insurance claims and invoice processing.</p> <p>“By enabling users of the i5800 Scanner to unleash advanced imaging features at rated speed, businesses meet real-time demands without compromising the accuracy of data extraction,” said Budd Webster, Business Director, Scanners, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Business Solutions and Services Group. “This core capability helps businesses enable better optical character recognition and route indexed information to defined destinations sooner to complete critical processes as quickly as possible.”&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> <p>The i5800 Scanner backs its strong performance with exceptional value, saving businesses up to 53 percent on total cost of ownership over five years. Compared to select non-Kodak scanners, the i5800 Scanner provides businesses with a better investment over five years including list price, service and support, consumables and additional image processing costs. </p>

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