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Les solutions de contenu dynamique de Kodak chaudement accueillies lors de l'exposition WAN-IFRA 2013

Kodak's Dynamic Content Delivery Solutions Welcomed At Successful WAN-IFRA 2013Keen visitor interest in ways to deliver valued added, cost-effective and efficient newsprint production EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, October 28 – Kodak expertise on how to create a dynamic newspaper printing production proposition proved to be a major attraction for visitors at this year’s WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2013 in Berlin.      Keen market interest in understanding where future developments lie was clear at the event, which enjoyed a 20% lift in visitor attendance to 8,500, up from last year’s 7,000. “The market is undergoing a crucial period of change following pressure from online and mobile communications,” comments Philip Cullimore, Regional Managing Director EAMER.  “Maintaining competitiveness is down to the ability to increase content flexibility and therefore value. This is why dynamic, more targeted content from codes to full pages enables publishers to add value and develop a product that encourages reader loyalty.”Some customers and prospects saw this capability for themselves when they toured a nearby Axel Springer production centre in Spandau. There they watched exactly what KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting Systems can achieve.Imprinting in Action“The visit to Axel Springer gave customers a great opportunity to get a close look at the printing heads in action,” adds Cullimore. “They could also talk to the team from Axel Springer and learn first-hand about the implementation process right up to the day-to-day applications and promotions now possible. We were particularly pleased to welcome representatives from News UK which recently placed the UK’s largest order for 22 PROSPER S30 Imprinting Systems.”Those unable to make the trip to Axel Springer could watch a video on the stand highlighting how Axel Springer’s Ahrensburg newspaper printing plant has used the KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting System to help increase circulation and provide new variable data advertising services. The solution imprints variable components, including consecutive lottery numbers, variable QR codes, and changing artwork, across a width of up to 10.56cm at full production speed. Its creation of gaming products in Bild, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, were among the examples featured on a sample wall where visitors can learn more.Another on stand video detailed Kodak’s installation at NEWS UK publisher of The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. It has mounted the 22 KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting Systems inline on its offset presses at its Newsprinters's sites Broxbourne, Knowsley and Eurocentral, and at contract sites in Kells (Ireland) and Belfast.The benefits and opportunities created by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology were further presented by IPS Sales Support Manager Rainer Küssel while the technology was showcased alongside other market-leading solutions developed to help newspaper and semi-commercial newspaper printers achieve high-quality results cost effectively. These included the offset class KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press, KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System, KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates and KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates. Wider web for broader applicationsThe faster, high quality KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press, with its wider web width of 620mm enabling the printing of broadsheet newspapers without shrinkage, is expanding the newspaper markets that can use inkjet technology. It runs at 200mpm and with Kodak’s nano-particulate pigment inks and a print resolution of 600X600 dpi, it provides a higher print quality, and can print on a much broader range of papers. It incorporates Intelligent Print System (IPS) to detect variations and make on the fly adjustments.Full-page digital color variable printing, is made possible by theKODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System. The VL4200 can run at 125mpm (410fpm) at a resolution of 600 x 360 dpi and it aids client acquisition and retention objectives, and improves their bottom line. Hotting Up CompetitivenessWays to improve competitiveness was also a hot topic at WAN-IFRA. It was addressed by KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates, that provide the print quality and stability of thermal plates, while eliminating the preheat and prewash from processing to save electricity and water and reduce process variability.The only processed newspaper plate that eliminates the preheat step, the THERMALNEWS PT Plate can achieve the same long run lengths as KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Plates, while allowing printers to lower their operational costs and save energy and water. Then there was theKODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plate. This thermal newspaper plate totally eliminates plate processing equipment and processing chemistry, reducing the maintenance and energy costs of processing while improving process control for greater quality and more efficient operations. SONORA NEWS Plates reduce costs and environmental impact, and because there is no processing step, printers can get to press quickly and efficiently. Designed for medium to large newspaper operations, SONORA NEWS Plates offer fast imaging speeds and the capability to run in automated prepress departments.Kodak also highlighted itspartnership with wobe-team’s WNEWSNET Workflow that aids smooth digital production from data in a newspaper prepress department to automation of plate production, data control and data processing. The scalable solution offers a comprehensive newspaper workflow, including PDF management tools with preflight and correct functionality, color-consistent soft proofing tools, ink-saving benefits with the PDF-InkAdjust feature, and third-party integration capabilities to deliver a fully automatic production system. Cullimore concludes: “WAN-IFRA was a very positive show all round and we look forward to announcing the conclusion of a number of successful deals the show helped to generate.”Next year’s World Publishing Expo will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 13 to 15 October 2014.About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit kodak.com.#(Kodak, Prosper, ThermalNews, Sonora and Versamark are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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Kodak Stages Grand Opening for New Headquarters in Eysins (Switzerland)(2)

Kodak Stages Grand Opening for New Headquarters in Eysins (Switzerland)Eysins relocation combines European headquarters and EAMER Technology CentreEYSINS, SWITZERLAND, October 18 – Kodak marked the grand opening of its new Technology Centre in Eysins, Switzerland with an official ceremony attended by customers, partners, and employees.The new facility combines the company’s European headquarters, inkjet demo facilities and EAMER Technology Centre in a single building."Kodak is now a formidable competitor - strong and ready to help lead the industry through disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions in fast-growing market segments," said Antonio M. Perez, Kodak Chief Executive Officer. "Our new Technology Centre in Eysins is a good example of how we bring everything together for the benefit of the customer -- technologies, products, services and our great team."Among that best technology is the successful KODAK PROSPER Press. Its capabilities were highlighted by Tom Fenske, one of four brothers who own Fenske Media in the US, when he gave a presentation during the opening. The operation’s two KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Presses run alongside a KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press. Also, complementing the product portfolio is a KODAK MAGNUS VLF Platesetter imaging KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates supported by KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. “KODAK Technology has enabled us to transform our digital offering and has helped us double our business profits over the last eight years,” stated Fenske. “We have seen our digital work grow year on year from an even split with litho and that is a trend that continues today. It is a great honour to be invited to share our company’s success story at such a pivotal moment in Kodak’s history.” Among Kodak’s raft of solutions on demonstration at the new headquarters include theKODAK NEXPRESS SX 3300 Digital Production Color Press, the KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems (S5 and S10), the KODAK VERSAMARK VL4000 Printing System, the KODAK VERSAMARK VX5000 Plus Printing System, samples printed with KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates imaged on the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter with Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU), the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide Imager (Q4) and all KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions. Philip Cullimore, Regional Managing Director, EAMER commented at the opening ceremony, "We now have all of the new Kodak under one roof. Our customers and partners have a one stop shop to meet the Kodak team and explore the company's solutions portfolio. And the combination of two offices into one ensure we are a more cost-effective operation."About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit kodak.com.#(Kodak, Prosper, NexPress, Magnus, Flexcel, Sonora, Trillian and Versamark are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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At Distripress Congress 2013, Kodak Experts Engage Newspaper Publishers, Printers on Industry Trends and KODAK Solutions(2)

At Distripress Congress 2013, Kodak Experts Engage Newspaper Publishers, Printers on Industry Trends and KODAK Solutions EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, October 7 — At the 58th Distripress Congress in Toronto, Kodak experts will meet with customers to address the changing needs of the newspaper market and showcase the latest KODAK Solutions designed to help streamline production and enhance efficiency. The annual international meeting, which takes place Oct. 7-10 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, attracts more than 700 newspaper publishers and printers from around the world.      “Distripress is one of the industry’s most exciting and engaging events, drawing the industry’s best and brightest from around the globe,” said John O’Grady, Kodak Vice President and Regional Managing Director, U.S. and Canada. “We’re excited that the Congress is back in North America and for the valuable discussions and insights that the event will bring.”At the Kodak booth (#5), Kodak experts will be available to share ideas on leveraging existing assets to boost revenue, maximizing automation and improving profitability. Visitors to the booth can also see real-life examples of how Kodak is helping its current customers gain a competitive advantage with value-added applications and innovative technologies. “For years, Kodak has provided its newspaper customers with products and solutions designed to help them stay competitive, expand their printing capabilities and, most important, generate new revenue,” said O’Grady.  “The Distripress Congress serves as a great venue for Kodak to continue to strengthen its relationships with newspaper customers. Our experts will be on hand to discuss the challenges our customers are facing in the industry and their goals for growing business.” Embracing the “Distribute and Print” ModelAmong the Distripress Congress attendees will be newspaper printers looking for viable solutions to accommodate the “distribute and print” business model. This model marks a growing trend where newspapers produce small runs onsite to distribute locally as required rather than transporting newspapers to their destinations by air.  Visitors to the Kodak booth can learn how the KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press and KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing Systems are proving to be reliable options for these types of customers. The KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press features a wide web width and impressive durability on coated papers, along with a color gamut up to 30 percent wider than offset printing.  With the Intelligent Print System (IPS), the PROSPER 5000XLi Press automatically monitors and adjusts settings throughout production to ensure the highest-quality output. The press even includes a number of innovations to eliminate page imperfections caused by paper stretching and wrinkling, and uses a text-enhancement tool to ensure crisp, readable output.   The KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System is also a nice choice for newspaper printers looking to accomplish short-run or remote newspaper printing. The VL4200 Printing System meets the demands for high-end print and color and is capable of full-page digital color variable printing applications. Saying Yes to Hybrid ImprintingFor those attendees looking for a custom printing solution, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems are ideal for hybrid technology. Hybrid printing enables newspapers to print static content using their offset printing systems and seamlessly add in variable content using their digital printing systems. The KODAK PROSPER S-Series Systems leverage this technology to bridge the gap between digital technology and offset presses to help boost revenue and grow readership through highly targeted applications. Newspapers can use PROSPER Imprinting Systems at full production speed to create high-value monochrome or CMYK applications.Prioritizing EfficiencyKodak’s digital offset plates, computer-to-plate devices, advanced proofing and screening solutions, and high-performing workflow and automation solutions are also helping printers maximize operational efficiency and print quality. Attendees at the Kodak booth are invited to learn more about KODAK SONORA NEWS Process free plates, which simplify platemaking for newspaper printers. These plates eliminate the need for processing chemistry and equipment and help newspapers save money and achieve high-quality imaging with reduced environmental impact.About KodakKodak has transformed into a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit kodak.com.#(Kodak, Prosper, Versamark, and Sonora are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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Kodak’s Innovative Digital Solutions Make it Easier for Wilen Group

Kodak’s Innovative Digital Solutions Make it Easier for Wilen Group to Stay Ahead of the CompetitionCompany featured on the cover of Printing ImpressionsEYSINS, SWITZERLAND, September 10 — The Wilen Group has been at the leading edge of digital and personalized communications for nearly four decades. Launched as a marketing agency with no printing equipment in the early ’70s, the Wilen Group has evolved to include three separate divisions focused on direct marketing, printing services, and marketing R&D. Today, the company is an agile, adaptive innovator in direct marketing strategy and variable data imaging, personalized direct marketing, advanced mail strategies and technologies, logistics, and fulfillment. Wilen emphasizes the power of data and how it can be used to drive relevant, effective communications that generate results. For example, by leveraging data to more precisely target integrated print and digital communications, Wilen can help its clients maximize impact, boost response rates and sometimes even reduce waste by mailing less. “We work closely with our clients to gather, manage, and mine data that will help them make smart decisions throughout their marketing campaigns,” explained Darrin Wilen, President of the Wilen Group. The days of blanketing the market with generic communications and static direct mail are over. Today, each touchpoint speaks directly and relevantly to the recipient. A very important, and sometimes overlooked, component of this strategy is metrics—capturing responses and learning from each campaign what works best. That’s another area where we add value for our clients.”The three Wilen Group divisions include:Wilen New York – a full-service direct marketing agency servicing Fortune 500 companies, applying data to creative strategy across all media channelsWilen Direct – a marketing communications and printing services company that provides strategy, creative resources, data analysis, state-of-the-art offset and digital printing, and end-to-end fulfillmentWILopEN Products – engaged in research and development efforts to create new products and services involving marketing, advertising, publishing/print, and media-related businessesFrom the beginning, Wilen Direct has relied on a full range of KODAK Solutions, which today include KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting Systems, a KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press, KODAK Plates, as well as earlier KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems. “We’ve had a very long and successful relationship with Kodak, and we depend on them for a level of quality and innovation that exceeds our clients’ expectations,” Wilen said. Wilen Direct uses the PROSPER S10 Imprinting Systems to add digital printing capability inline on its offset presses, maximizing the offset investment and creating a hybrid solution for generating personalized direct mail. “For us, reinvention is an ongoing, never-ending process,” added Wilen. “We expect that every day will bring some new challenge, and our job is to figure out the best way for our clients to overcome that challenge. Digital printing is a powerful tool, enabling personalization at a speed and quality level that continues to improve. Our KODAK Solutions give us the opportunity to harness the power of big data. “One thing that sets us apart from many of our competitors is our approach to marketing channels. We are committed to being ‘media agnostic,’ which for us means that we recognize there are times when only digital or only print are the best approach. Other companies seem to try too hard to always connect back to print, and that may not be the best solution for a particular campaign. This is an era of multichannel communications, and our obligation to clients is to identify the best channel to meet their goals,” noted Wilen. The company was featured on the cover of the June issue of Printing Impressions magazine. The article highlights the company’s emphasis on the power of data and its commitment to constantly changing to meet the needs of the market.  “We have made some massive investments over the past six months,” concluded Wilen. “The money we are spending goes toward new technology, new capabilities, and the infrastructure to support it, which is having immediate results and fueling growth. “The way we are operating today is a far removal from the process five years ago. We have now realized a true white paper factory; starting with a blank roll of paper on one end of the press and finishing with an impactful, data-driven communication on the other end. With this unique capability, we’re providing our clients with the latest solutions to deliver relevant communications up to 50 percent faster than before. That’s the kind of innovation that has defined our success for so long.”About KodakKodak has transformed into a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visitkodak.com.For inquiries related to Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses that have been spun off to Kodak Pension Plan (KPP), contact Andrew Sharkey at asharkey@smithfieldgroup.com. #(Kodak, Prosper, and Versamark are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems Give European Businesses the Competitive Edge(2)

KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems Give European Businesses the Competitive Edge  Unique digital hybrid solution provides numerous business winning opportunitiesGLAND, SWITZERLAND, June 17 – Strong growth, lower operating costs, increased competitiveness and a broader portfolio of services. These are the highly tangible gains Kodak customers across Europe have made after investing in KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems.Building on Kodak’s innovative Stream Technology, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System is a hybrid solution enabling print service providers to produce offset class output in terms of quality, productivity and costs. Successful projects already executed by European printers include direct mail, inserts, games, advertisements and labels for packaging. Among them are German general commercial full service provider Kern GmbH, German media company Axel Springer, UK general commercial printer Anton Group, Spanish variable data specialist Mailfactory and Italian print service provider, Mediagraf SpA.Lowering operating costsKern’s investment in sixKODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting Systems, to create a unique finishing line for variable data printing, has delivered strong growth and lower operating costs. It is designed for double-sided personalization and complete, rationalized finishing of self-mailers in one pass. One of the main reasons behind Kern’s decision to invest in the KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting Systems was the solution’s ability to handle a wide variety of uncoated, coated and glossy substrates. The KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting Systems also allows Kern to work with standard offset ink set saving time and money. The company is also enjoying a significant productivity boost. “We now manage around 200,000 fully finished mailings per day—with laser imprinting, we could produce up to 40,000 items on a good day,” states Managing Partner Andre Kern. “We’ve virtually halved our personalization costs.” Proactive personalisation that gets resultsAxel SpringerAG is using now a total of 33KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting Systemson newspaper web offset presses at thirteen sites throughout Germany, including Axel Springer's own printing plants and designated contract printers. The systems are used to add personalized high quality digital inkjet printing content to offset-printers at a full production speed of up to 914 m / min (15 meters per second). This is whatGerman newspaper "BILD" capitalised on when itcame to personalizing newspapers for a major Christmas lottery organized by BILD in northern Germany in December 2012. KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting System can also be used for editorial purposes – inserting targeted reader content, last minute stories or updates during production.Delivering the variable data competitive edgeA total of 18 KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems have been added to Anton Group’s portfolio, that also includes nine KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses. John Knight, CEO of the Anton Group says of the technology: “It is totally game changing and has raised the bar. There is a massive expectation from our customer base, and we can see more work coming our way. Waste savings are 20 percent on any one job, speed to market is mammoth, and it cuts out all other processes. He continues: “Hybrid printing is the future, and I believe it’s here to stay. Our investments in digital production technology have played a significant role in our company’s growth in recent years and has taken us forward into the future.”Developing a broader portfolioFour KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems have helped Mailfactory meet today’s market demands for variable-colour images at high speed. The investment, complementing six existing KODAK VERSAMARK Printheads, allows the company to increase competitiveness with a broader offering and more cost effective production costs. Today, Mailfactory exports a quarter of its production to other European Community countries and after investing in theKODAK PROSPER S5Imprinting Systems, the company plans to increase this figure to 40%.All ten KODAK Printheads are integrated with a single controller, so it can print black and colour at roll-feed speed. Now the company uses its new set-up to produce a range of documents, including personalised mail-outs, promotional literature, catalogue covers, and business and corporate collateral. “Customers are asking us for variable-colour images to help them win more contracts,” comments Mailfactory’s General Manager for Sales & Marketing, Eric Lahon. “We needed a solution that could deliver excellent quality at high speeds – and allow us to process our special finishes like scratch-off coatings, embossing, labelling and enveloping. We needed it to produce flawless images every time.”Flying the hybrid flagMediagraf SpA’s investment in the KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting System has enabled the company to produce a wide variety of high-quality personalised print products, and establish itself as a valuable player in the marketing services chain, particularly with regard to the production of more targeted flyers and leaflets.The KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting System was installed on a KBA Compacta 618 and Davide Dei Rossi, director of Industrial Activities at Mediagraf, says: “We needed a solution that wouldn’t adversely affect the web machine – the speed of the KODAK Printheads meets this requirement. We can print text, photos, bar codes and alphanumeric codes, QR codes, and more with excellent print quality on Mass & Food flyers, as well as self-covered magazines, editorial publications and a wide variety of print collateral using news, BC and LWC paper.” Ahead of the competitionMore than 400 KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems have been installed on six continents over the past three years. The family comprises the 500fpm S5, 1,000fpm S10, 2,000fpm S20 and 3000fpm S30. The KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems lower the entry point into hybrid printing and enables a wide range of inline imprinted materials. These include personalized direct mail applications historically printed offline in a second pass using laser printers. This allows the production of jobs more quickly and more profitably. The systems are fully field upgradable and enables customers to increase their capabilities as their business grows.Olivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER Kodak comments: “It is great to see so many operations, from a range of sectors, enjoying the business-winning benefits of the retrofittable and flexible KODAK Printheads. They enable printers to make a big affordable difference to their product portfolio offerings by adding personalisation as and when it is needed. The ability to create a highly effective hybrid solution offers the speed of litho and the personalisation of digital helping businesses deliver a cost-effective digital and litho mix.”About Commercial ImagingKodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s intelligent technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com.#(Kodak, Prosper, Versamark and NexPress are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)© Kodak, 2013

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Kodak Helps Mailfactory Deliver Variable-Colour Images and Plot Growth with KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems

Kodak Helps Mailfactory Deliver Variable-Colour Images and Plot Growth with KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting SystemsGENEVA, SWITZERLAND, November 30 — Variable data specialist Mailfactory has chosen four KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems to help it meet today’s market demands for variable-colour images at high speed. The investment, complementing six existing KODAK VERSAMARK Printheads, allows the company to increase competitiveness with a broader offering and more cost effective production costs.Based in Madrid, Spain, Mailfactory was established in the late 1990s by a group of direct marketing professionals to add a distinctive touch to the personalisation and variable-data options available on the market. That distinctive touch is a suite of special finishes, which in turn have become the company’s hallmark. Exporting SuccessToday, Mailfactory exports a quarter of its production to other European Community countries and after investing in the KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems, the company plans to increase this figure to 40%.The latest additions follow the successful installation of the VERSAMARK Printheads that enabled Mailfactory to broaden its product base by offering personalisation on high quality litho printed medium to long runs. Encouraged by the easy retrofittable capability of the PROSPER Imprinting Systems, the operation has been able to expand to meet increased demand as it grew. All ten KODAK Printheads – the six VERSAMARK Printheads and four PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems– are integrated with a single controller, so it can print black and colour at roll-feed speed. Now the company uses its new set-up to produce a range of documents, including personalised mail-outs, promotional literature, catalogue covers, and business and corporate collateral.“Customers are asking us for variable-colour images to help them win more contracts,” comments Mailfactory’s General Manager for Sales & Marketing, Eric Lahon on the growth in demand for these services. “Our production process was already complicated by the fact that we offer so many special finishes, such as windows, laminating etc. We needed a solution that could deliver excellent quality at high speeds – and allow us to process our special finishes like scratch-off coatings embossing, labelling and enveloping. We needed it to produce flawless images every time, so we could forget about that aspect of production and focus on other areas. The PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems certainly deliver on this front.”Mailfactory’s Managing Director, Julián Penche, adds: “The PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems allow us to deliver hybrid imprints – for example, to apply colour only where the web needs it. The product is as good as a full-colour version, but it’s more competitive because  the heads print only where the information is required reducing the amount of ink necessary – and we can still add our special finish.” Anticipating growth“We aim to print 10% of our annual production with the PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems in 2013,” explains Penche. “We then plan to increase this by 30% every year after that.”He also believes that having the PROSPER Imprinting Systems means his company has something different to offer at trade exhibitions: “As one of the few companies in Europe  with this technology, the KODAK Solution has helped improve our efficiency and allowed us to reduce document costs – we are excited by the clear growth opportunities available here.”Easy integration into existing set-upMailfactory explored all options on the market before choosing the PROSPER Imprinting Systems: “We chose Kodak because it was much easier to integrate the S5 Imprinting Systems into our existing systems, and we could print extremely high quality products,” continues Penche. “We believe the productivity of these Printheads, and the quality they deliver is the best on the market today. We ranked the new imprinting system’s runnability as one of the critical production issues. Fortunately, there have been no problems in this respect.” Lahon is also impressed with PROSPER Imprinting Systems: “We wanted the best solution on the market to deliver top-quality products to our customers. Kodak was the only company capable of delivering the contrast and colour we were looking for.Penche concludes Kodak has delivered on its promises: “The Printheads have been working properly since day one, and we’ve plenty of room to grow because our infrastructure can accommodate four more Printheads. In fact, the installation has had a positive impact across our operation, as it entailed raising standards across our whole production line.”Delivering quality and speedOlivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER Kodak comments: “The retrofittable and flexible KODAK Printheads mean printers like Mailfactory can make a big affordable difference to their product portfolio offerings by adding personalisation as and when it is needed. There is no need for capital investment in a digital press and heads can be added as and when demand dictates. It also enables the creation of a highly effective hybrid solution that offers the speed of litho and the personalisation of digital helping businesses more cost-effectively address the question of digital and litho crossover points.”Image captions: KOG_Mail_Factory_1.jpg: From left to right Alberto Rodriguez, Eric Lahon, Julian Penche and Aurora Lopez, Commercial Director MailfactoryAbout KodakAs the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives.In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com.#(Kodak, Versamark and Prosper are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2012

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Kodak to Reveal How to Benefit on Remote Newspaper Production at Distripress Congress 2012

Kodak to Reveal How to Benefit on Remote Newspaper Production at Distripress Congress 2012GENEVA, SWITERLAND, September 25— Newspaper publishers and distributors can discover how to generate new revenue from remote newspaper production by visiting the Kodak booth at Distripress Congress 2012. The Distripress Congress 2012 takes place October 1 – 4 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Kodak can be found at Booth 9, Expo Hall..Publisher-approved qualityWhen it comes to print quality, publishers have exacting standards. Kodak has already helped several publishers and distributors in Europe set up profitable installations using the KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System – including at distributors with no in-house print expertise. The VERSAMARK VL4200 System is currently used to print more than 70 newspapers across Europe.And the VL4200 System’s outstanding quality not only delivers the high-end print and colour picture results that publishers and advertisers demand – it also allows distributors to expand into the commercial sector and generate new revenue. Capacity to grow The VL4200 System’s excellent productivity affords distributors the capacity to increase the number of titles they produce, helping them increase revenue.For publishers, meanwhile, being able to produce more titles means they can offer their readership a wider choice. Plus the VL4200 lets them localize content according to culture and geography – which in turn makes their titles more appealing to advertisers. Jack Knadjian, Business Development Director, Digital Printing Solutions - Newspapers, EAMER at Kodak, comments: “One of the reasons why the VL4200 has been such a success for newspaper distributors is that it produces the exemplary quality that publishers and advertisers demand. And it’s a real workhorse – it can get through a very high volume of work quickly, which makes it ideal for time-sensitive jobs like newspaper production. “As we’re seeing with publishers all over Europe, remote newspaper publishing is easy to do with Kodak’s support – and you can turn a healthy profit.”  About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak and Versamark are trademarks of Kodak)2012

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Kodak to Reveal How to Benefit on Remote Newspaper Production at Distripress Congress 2012(2)

Kodak to Reveal How to Benefit on Remote Newspaper Production at Distripress Congress 2012GENEVA, SWITERLAND, September 25— Newspaper publishers and distributors can discover how to generate new revenue from remote newspaper production by visiting the Kodak booth at Distripress Congress 2012. The Distripress Congress 2012 takes place October 1 – 4 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Kodak can be found at Booth 9, Expo Hall..Publisher-approved qualityWhen it comes to print quality, publishers have exacting standards. Kodak has already helped several publishers and distributors in Europe set up profitable installations using the KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System – including at distributors with no in-house print expertise. The VERSAMARK VL4200 System is currently used to print more than 70 newspapers across Europe.And the VL4200 System’s outstanding quality not only delivers the high-end print and colour picture results that publishers and advertisers demand – it also allows distributors to expand into the commercial sector and generate new revenue. Capacity to grow The VL4200 System’s excellent productivity affords distributors the capacity to increase the number of titles they produce, helping them increase revenue.For publishers, meanwhile, being able to produce more titles means they can offer their readership a wider choice. Plus the VL4200 lets them localize content according to culture and geography – which in turn makes their titles more appealing to advertisers. Jack Knadjian, Business Development Director, Digital Printing Solutions - Newspapers, EAMER at Kodak, comments: “One of the reasons why the VL4200 has been such a success for newspaper distributors is that it produces the exemplary quality that publishers and advertisers demand. And it’s a real workhorse – it can get through a very high volume of work quickly, which makes it ideal for time-sensitive jobs like newspaper production. “As we’re seeing with publishers all over Europe, remote newspaper publishing is easy to do with Kodak’s support – and you can turn a healthy profit.”  About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak and Versamark are trademarks of Kodak)2012

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Paper Rating Program for KODAK PROSPER Presses Recognizes Eight Substrates from Glatfelter Paper

Glatfelter Paper extends portfolio of options for users of KODAK Inkjet Solutions ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 18—Kodak has been working for many years with Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, to supply a wide range of papers for KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems. As a next step in this collaborative effort, Glatfelter has announced eight new substrates in its Pixelle product line optimized specifically for KODAK PROSPER Presses, and each substrate has been rated within Kodak’s new Paper Rating Program.In the current market, users are concerned about the limited availability of reliable inkjet papers with no standards for comparison. With partners such as Glatfelter unveiling eight rated papers at once, PROSPER Press users can rest assured that they will have a wide variety of papers from which to choose, and can depend on those papers for consistent performance.The GLATFELTER Papers recognized in the Paper Rating Program include:·         TRANSFORM Laser MOCR—1 diamond ·         PIXELLE CAD Bond—1 diamond·         PIXELLE Antique Natural—3 diamond ·         PIXELLE Book—3 diamond ·         PIXELLE Restorecote P—3 diamond ·         PIXELLE Superior Duo Matte—3 diamond ·         Engineering Bond P—3 diamond ·         PIXELLE Bond P—3 diamondGlatfelter has been a leading producer of production inkjet papers for the North American market for more than five years and offers one of the broadest ranges of inkjet papers—including uncoated, treated and coated papers. The company has been making paper for almost 150 years and now, with its growing inkjet product line, serves transactional, direct mail, and commercial book printers needing reliable, high-quality inkjet paper solutions.“The advantage of this program is that buyers can quickly identify a quality and price level for papers that suit their needs and know that the paper will perform as expected,” said Denny Betz, Business Development Manager for Glatfelter’s Pixelle inkjet papers. “There is still a lot of confusion in the market about how different inkjet papers perform, but Kodak is helping to quantify that performance with this program. The testing results give us the opportunity to evaluate performance and modify our papers as needed.”Kodak developed its Paper Rating Program to help printers and publishers make more informed decisions about the right combination of quality and price when evaluating substrates for each of their print jobs. The Paper Rating Program relies on the collection and analysis of quantifiable data to determine the expected image quality characteristics of printing papers. Kodak measures image quality using a wide variety of factors and then ranks each substrate using a rating system that ranges from one to five diamonds.Within the Paper Rating Program, there are five metrics for assessing paper surface capabilities that can quantify and characterize the image quality expectations for each paper type. The metrics are: Black Optical Density, Show Through, Line Raggedness, and for color printing, Color-to-Color Bleed and Mottle/Uniformity. Kodak tests for these metrics under standardized conditions and results are simplified into the Five-Diamond rating system. The benefit for customers is the ability to immediately know the image quality potential of a given paper, and with that information, make application-specific decisions based on economics and quality.“Often times, two papers look the same but can have very different results based on their chemistry and physical properties, as well as the inkjet printing technologies being used,” noted Don Burns, Kodak’s Business Development Director for Media. “We’re using our knowledge of imaging science and surface science to support our customers’ business. This system makes it easier for PROSPER Press owners to choose the best substrate and achieve outstanding inkjet results.”Hundreds of papers are currently being evaluated, and paper manufacturers continue to improve surface quality and economics through what they learn. The program, which includes rigorous testing, is designed for ISO compliance and is rolling out globally throughout the year. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives.In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com    (Kodak, Versamark, and Prosper are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2012

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Kodak installs its 4th KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System in Italian customer Newsprint Italia to drive innovation through business

Kodak installs its 4th KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System in Italian customer Newsprint Italia to drive innovation through business Digital printing technology enables strategic pan-European distribution of international, national and regional newspapers   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, August 28, 2012—Newsprint Italia, Italy’s biggest newspaper digital printing company, a joint venture between the IPS Group and Miller Malta, is driving growth with the installation of a second KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System in Milan. This brings the total in Italy to four digital presses – two in Rome and two in Milan, the country’s business and industrial capital. In order to better serve the Italian market, the Miller Group (Malta) joined forces a while ago with the IPS Group (Meckenheim / Germany), an international provider of publishing services whose subsidiary Messinter is Italy's foremost newspaper and magazine importer. The Newsprint Group now has a total of seven KODAK Inkjet Presses in action in Europe. The first three are doing duty in Malta, Cyprus, and Tenerife. Malcolm Miller and Dieter Wirtz, Managing Director of the IPS Group, are joint CEOs of Newsprint Italia S.r.l. Newsprint Italia is running two digital press lines at each of its Milan and Rome sites – all with offline finishing provided by a combination of folding and collating equipment from Hunkeler and Heidelberg. The KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing Systems work a seven to twelve-hour nightly cycle, during which they print 2-up duplex four colour digital newsprint in tabloid and Berlin formats at 125 meters per minute with 600 x 360 dpi resolution. The seven KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Inkjet Presses support an entrepreneurial, print-on-demand business model that aspires to drive change and secure a future for the world of newspaper publishing. “I believe there will always be paper news,” says Malcolm Miller, CEO Miller Group. “We have worked in the newspaper business for many years and there is no doubt that we are seeing newspaper circulation figures drop dramatically – especially in the Western Hemisphere. However, we are convinced this is a great business opportunity for us. Digitally printed international and regional newspaper titles supported by localized distribution will create opportunities for publishers to expand their business in new ways and build new business strategies.”“The Miller Group noted that one reason they chose Kodak – besides reliable products, a very good service team and industry commitment – was that we understand their business and focus on helping their customers communicate to end users,” said Kodak’s Phil Cullimore, Managing Director, Europe, Africa & Middle East Region. “The Miller Group’s experience in Data Management allows them to offer their customers an optimised way to communicate. We try to fit a solution that is technically and financially right for their situation.”Today, the two Italian sites print almost a billion pages annually. All IT systems and the workflow are managed and controlled from the Malta facility. Every night, thousands of newspapers are printed in Milan and Rome and distributed to key outlets in Italy, Switzerland, and other neighboring markets. Distribution management is taken care of by Messinter, the IPS Group's Milan subsidiary, which delivers to kiosks in shopping malls and supermarkets. The plan is to offer publishers across Europe short-run solutions particularly for expensive and late-arrival destinations where conventional newspaper distribution has insurmountable drawbacks. Taking into account the recent EU regulations that stipulate that all air freight be recorded and monitored at every step the company’s business model is an attractive alternative for newspaper distributors and wholesalers taking away the hassle of transport management and associated costs.Malcolm Miller and IPS Managing Director Dieter Wirtz have already had an encouraging positive response from a wide range of international newspaper publishers interested in their business vision. The two partners have built strong customer relationships over the years as a result of their experience of newspaper distribution and excellent client interaction. Dieter Wirtz explains: “We're offering our customers opportunities to enter new markets and reduce their logistics costs. It's a realistic vision. It's now a proven fact that digital can be more cost effective than offset, small run lengths are also fit for purpose and the cost per page and color quality compare favorably. Thanks to Kodak's Inkjet Technology, we are able to demonstrate a high standard with a full-color quality product that meets brand advertising requirements. The ability to reproduce color-managed branding on newsprint is a key factor for all publishers. With the speed of the KODAK VERSAMARK Machines, we can offer fast and timely production, enabling publications to be delivered over a wide area early in the morning. Like all businesses, publishers are constantly reviewing and monitoring their costs. Our commitment is to help them maintain and grow their business – after all, they are our customers.”About IPS The IPS Group (Meckenheim) is an international provider of publishing services and Germany's biggest independent national distribution company for press products. The company offers a full range of distribution and marketing services that are closely aligned to the needs of newspaper and magazine publishers. The IPS portfolio comprises numerous high-quality services covering the following areas: retail and subscription management, international distribution, IT services, and logistics to name but a few.Messinter, Italy's foremost newspaper and magazine importer, is a subsidiary of the IPS Group. IPS entered the digital printing business in 2012 with print shops in Rome and Milan. Newsprint Italia, a joint venture with the print service provider Miller Group (Malta), was established specifically for this purpose. For more information visit www.ips-d.de and www.messinter.it.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com#(Kodak and Versamark are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2012

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Soutenir l’innovation par l’activité : Kodak installe son 4e système d’impression KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 chez Newsprint Italia

Soutenir l’innovation par l’activité : Kodak installe son 4e système d’impression KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 chez Newsprint ItaliaLa technologie d’impression numérique permet de mettre en œuvre, dans toute l’Europe, une diffusion stratégique de quotidiens régionaux, nationaux et internationaux  GENEVE, SUISSE, 28 août 2012 — Newsprint Italia, plus gros imprimeur numérique italien du secteur de la presse quotidienne et joint venture du groupe IPS et de Miller Malta, alimente sa croissance par l’installation d’un deuxième système d’impression KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 à Milan, ce qui porte à quatre le nombre de ses presses numériques en Italie, deux à Rome et deux à Milan, la capitale économique et industrielle du pays. Afin de mieux servir le marché italien, le groupe Miller (basé à Malte) s’est associé il y a quelque temps au groupe allemand IPS (implanté à Meckenheim), prestataire de services international du secteur de l’édition dont la filiale Messinter est le principal importateur de quotidiens et de magazines d’Italie. Le groupe Newsprint possède désormais sept presses jet d’encre KODAK en Europe. Les trois premières sont en service à Malte, Chypre et Ténérife. Malcolm MILLER et Dieter WIRTZ, directeur général du groupe IPS, dirigent conjointement Newsprint Italia S.r.l.Les sites de Rome et de Milan de Newsprint Italia possèdent chacun deux lignes d’impression numérique, la finition hors ligne étant assurée par des équipements de pliage et d’assemblage Hunkeler et Heidelberg. Les systèmes d’impression KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 fonctionnent entre sept et douze heures chaque nuit. Ils impriment des quotidiens 2 poses recto verso en quadri aux formats tabloïd et berlinois, à la cadence de 125 mètres par minute et à une résolution de 600 x 360 dpi. Les sept presses KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 s’inscrivent dans le cadre d’un modèle économique qui repose sur l’esprit d’entreprise et sur le principe de l’impression à la demande, avec pour objectif de soutenir le changement et d’assurer l’avenir du secteur de la presse quotidienne.« Je suis certain qu’il y aura toujours des journaux sur papier », explique Malcolm MILLER, CEO du groupe Miller. « Nous sommes présents dans le secteur de la presse quotidienne depuis de longues années et il est clair que nous assistons à une baisse considérable de la diffusion, en particulier dans les pays occidentaux. Nous sommes cependant convaincus que cette situation nous ouvre de grandes perspectives. L’impression numérique de titres internationaux et régionaux, associée à une distribution locale, permettra aux éditeurs de développer autrement leur activité et de mettre en place de nouvelles stratégies économiques. »« Au-delà de la fiabilité des produits, de la qualité des équipes de maintenance et de l’engagement envers le secteur, le groupe Miller a indiqué que la raison qui l’avait poussé à choisir Kodak était que nous comprenions son activité et sa volonté de favoriser la communication entre ses clients et les utilisateurs finaux », indique Phil CULLIMORE, Directeur général pour la région Europe, Afrique et Moyen-Orient de Kodak. « Son expérience en matière de gestion des données lui permet d’offrir une communication optimisée à ses clients. Nous nous efforçons d’apporter une solution qui soit adaptée à sa situation, d’un point de vue technique aussi bien que financier. »Les deux sites italiens impriment aujourd’hui près d’un milliard de pages par an. Le site de Malte gère et pilote l’ensemble des systèmes informatiques et du flux. Chaque nuit, des milliers de journaux sont imprimés à Milan et à Rome et livrés à des distributeurs clés d’Italie, de Suisse et d’autres marchés limitrophes. La gestion de la diffusion est assurée par Messinter, filiale milanaise du groupe IPS, qui livre les kiosques des centres commerciaux et des supermarchés.L’objectif est de proposer aux éditeurs européens des solutions en tirages courts, en particulier sur les destinations onéreuses ou livrées tardivement, pour lesquelles le système de diffusion classique des journaux présente des problèmes insurmontables. Compte tenu des réglementations européennes récentes qui stipulent que chaque étape du fret aérien doit être documentée et contrôlée, le modèle économique de l’entreprise est une solution intéressante pour les diffuseurs et grossistes du secteur de la presse quotidienne, qui n’ont alors plus à se préoccuper de la gestion du transport ni des coûts liés.Malcolm MILLER et le directeur général d’IPS, Dieter WIRTZ, ont déjà enregistré une réponse positive encourageante de la part de nombreux diffuseurs internationaux de journaux, intéressés par leur projet économique. Au fil des ans, les deux partenaires ont établi de solides relations avec leurs clients grâce à leur expérience de la diffusion et à la qualité de leur interaction avec cette clientèle. « Nous offrons à nos clients la possibilité d’atteindre de nouveaux marchés et de réduire leurs frais logistiques », explique Dieter WIRTZ. « C’est un projet réaliste. Il est désormais prouvé que le numérique peut être plus rentable que l’offset, que les tirages courts sont adaptés et que le coût par page et la couleur soutiennent avantageusement la comparaison. Grâce à la technologie jet d’encre de Kodak, nous offrons un produit quadri de grande qualité, conforme aux exigences des annonceurs. Pouvoir reproduire les couleurs gérées des marques sur les journaux est essentiel pour tous les éditeurs. Avec la vitesse des machines KODAK VERSAMARK, nous sommes en mesure d’assurer une production rapide et dans les délais, pour une diffusion très matinale des publications sur une vaste zone géographique. Comme toutes les entreprises, les éditeurs surveillent sans cesse leurs coûts. Nous entendons les aider à maintenir et à développer leur activité – ne sont-ils pas nos clients après tout ? »A propos d’IPSLe groupe IPS (Meckenheim) est un prestataire de services international du secteur de l’édition et le principal diffuseur de presse national indépendant d’Allemagne. La société propose une gamme complète de prestations en matière de diffusion et de marketing, parfaitement adaptées aux besoins des éditeurs de journaux et de magazines. Son portefeuille renferme de nombreux services de grande qualité dans différents secteurs : gestion des ventes et des abonnements, diffusion internationale, logistique et services informatiques, pour ne citer que quelques exemples.Messinter, principal importateur italien de quotidiens et de magazines est une filiale du groupe IPS. Ce dernier est arrivé sur le marché de l’impression numérique en 2012, avec des sites à Rome et Milan. La joint venture Newsprint Italia a été créée à cet effet avec le groupe Miller (basé à Malte), prestataire de services d’impression.Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur les sites www.ips-d.de et www.messinter.it.A propos de KodakEn tant que leader mondial des technologies de l’image, Kodak aide les entreprises, les professionnels de la création et le grand public à exploiter tout le potentiel des images, de l’information et de l’impression pour enrichir leur vie.Dans le secteur des communications graphiques, Kodak fournit à ses clients actifs sur les marchés de l’impression, de l’édition, de l’emballage et des services B2B des solutions intelligentes leur procurant un avantage concurrentiel et optimisant le retour sur investissement. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site graphics.kodak.com. Suivez-nous sur Twitter à l’adresse twitter.com/kodakidigprint et consultez notre blog growyourbiz.kodak.com#(Kodak et Versamark sont des marques déposées par Eastman Kodak Company.)2012

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KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting-systeem geïnstalleerd bij VPrint

KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting-systeem geïnstalleerd bij VPrintBelgische drukkerij stapt over op KODAK Stream technologie voor grote oplages van hoge kwaliteitGENÈVE, ZWITSERLAND, 25 juli—Direct marketing specialist VPrint heeft acht KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting systemen voor continu kleurendrukwerk geïnstalleerd. Deze investering stelt VPrint in staat om een beeldkwaliteit te produceren die niet voor offset onderdoet en het bedrijf gebruikt imprinting systemen om opdrachten met een hoge oplage te leveren.VPrint is gespecialiseerd in persoonlijk geadresseerde direct mail met een hoge oplage. De productievestiging is gevestigd in Mouscron, België, maar de drukkerij beschikt ook over samenvoegmachines en invoegmachines voor enveloppen via haar partner MDO in Tourcoing, Frankrijk.VPrint produceert 3 miljoen direct mailstukken per dag, heeft 140 mensen in dienst en een omzet van 25 miljoen euro. Het klantenbestand met toonaangevende bedrijven in de postordersector is in de laatste jaren uitgebreid met Franse en Europese klanten in de telecommunicatie, bank- en verzekeringssector en detailhandel.20 jaar partnerschap met Kodak"Wij zijn al heel lang partner van Kodak," zegt Roby Van Daele, CEO van VPrint. De apparatuurinventaris van VPrint bestaat uit 60 KODAK VERSAMARK DS6240 Printing systemen voor 10,85 cm, 240 x 240 dpi monochroom drukwerk op een voorgedrukte afdrukbreedte van 96,0 cm. De KODAK PROSPER Printing systemen zijn verbonden met 10 afwerkingsmachines, die de uitvoer van de drie webpersen voor de persoonlijk gerichte mailings afdrukken.VPrint beschikt ook over 16 KODAK VERSAMARK DS9050 Printing systemen voor 22,76 cm, 300 x 300 dpi voor arbeidsprocessen (eveneens op een afdrukbreedte van 96,0 cm) die deel uitmaken van een geïntegreerd systeem."Dankzij onze uitgebreide machine-inventaris hebben wij een van de grootste inkjetprintactiviteiten in Europa," verklaart Van Daele.Een beweging richting Kodak Stream InkjettechnologieDe installatie van de acht KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting systemen heeft geleid tot nieuwe mogelijkheden voor VPrint. "Onze keuze voor de PROSPER S5 systemen was gebaseerd op technische continuïteit," licht Van Daele toe. "Deze nieuwe generatie PROSPER Imprinting systemen levert een beeldkwaliteit die kan wedijveren met offset op 600 x 600dpi. Deze geavanceerde technologie helpt ons bij het leveren van technisch hoogstaande prestaties binnen dit marktsegment.""Wij zijn momenteel de enige drukkerij die afgewerkte eindproducten met in-line kleuren voor persoonlijk gerichte mail in een grote afdrukbreedte (96,0 cm) biedt. Dit betekent een proces zonder afval. De eerste feedback van klanten is uiterst positief."Een grote vooruitgang in kwaliteitDe KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting systemen maken gebruik van de KODAK Stream Inkjettechnologie. De apparaten combineren de voordelen van offsetdrukwerk voor vaste afbeeldingssecties met VDP-kleurenafdrukken van hoge kwaliteit die tegelijkertijd op de afwerkingslijnen worden toegepast."Het verschil tijdens de productie van gepersonaliseerde direct mailstukken op 600 dpi is meteen zichtbaar: een enorme vooruitgang in kwaliteit," zegt Van Daele. "De KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting systemen halen snelheden tot 152 meter per minuut en zijn daarmee perfect voor onze afwerkingslijnen.""Bovendien kunnen zij naar verschillende posities op de lijn worden verplaatst. Dit zorgt voor een grote flexibiliteit in het kiezen van de gepersonaliseerde kleurgebieden tijdens het duplex afdrukproces op onze lijnen."Maar de impact van de KODAK PROSPER Imprinting systemen beperkt zich niet tot direct mail: "Het is niet altijd eenvoudig voor klanten om kleurenbestanden te leveren die door de leessystemen kunnen worden gebruikt," zegt Van Daele. "Maar de PROSPER S5 Imprinting systemen zijn ontworpen om zware en complexe bestanden te verwerken."Een mooie toekomst voor VDP-kleurenafdrukkenVan Daele is ervan overtuigd dat de VDP-kleurenafdruk op de langere termijn veel vooruitzichten biedt: "Als de drukmarkt zich niet alleen maar richt op het Internet maar verschillende media ondersteunt, en het lijkt erop dat dit het geval is, is het veilig te stellen dat de VDP-kleurenafdruk een mooie toekomst tegemoet gaat."Over KodakAls 's werelds toonaangevende vernieuwer van beeldverwerkingstechnologie helpt Kodak consumenten, bedrijven en ontwerpers de kracht van beelden, informatie en drukwerk optimaal te benutten voor een rijkere levenservaring.In de grafische communicatiesector voorziet Kodak drukkerijen, uitgeverijen, verpakkingsdrukkerijen en de bedrijfsmarkt van intelligente oplossingen voor een sterke concurrentiepositie en een grotere return on investment. Meer informatie is beschikbaar op graphics.kodak.com. U kunt ons volgen via Twitter op twitter.com/kodakidigprint en bezoek onze blog op www.growyourbiz.kodak.com.#(Kodak,Versamark en Prosper zijn handelsmerken van Eastman Kodak Company.)2012