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Kodak's Graphics Canada Presence Showcases Solutions to Help Printers Increase Revenues and Streamline Operations

Friday, November 11, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., November 10--Canadian print providers seeking ways to streamline their operations and grow revenues can find answers from Kodak, booth #3630 at Graphics Canada, Canada's largest graphic arts and printing show, November 10-12 at the International Centre, Toronto. Graphics Canada will be the first time Kodak exhibits its full graphic communications portfolio in Canada, following the completion of the acquisition of Creo, Inc. in June. "Kodak has created a portfolio that spans the needs of print providers who seek to increase revenues and streamline their operations," said Kevin Joyce, Managing Director, US & Canada Region, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "We are supporting our customers in Canada through a range of innovative solutions and cutting-edge business development services that can help our customers grow their businesses, increase their profits and deliver for their customers." Kodak is strengthening its relationships in Canada with sales partners Cascades Resources and Heidelberg-Canada, with a focus on expanding sales in key market segments. Heidelberg-Canada will work with Kodak on sales initiatives in the Canadian newspaper market. Kodak and Cascades are expanding their collaboration in the commercial, digital printing and packaging segments, and Kodak will exhibit its All-in-One Processless Plate Package in Cascade's booth, #1230 to show how customers can implement a truly no-process CTP solution. The solution features the new GATF InterTech Award-winning KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Non Process Printing Plates, the industry's only non process plate featuring a traditional grained and anodized aluminum substrate, creating a true "drop in" plate product with the familiar look and feel of a pre-sensitized aluminum plate. Based on fourth generation thermal technology, the new plate doesn't require the use of a processor or modifications to imaging devices or the press, and is compatible with all popular thermal CTP imagers and a wide range of inks and fountain solutions. In addition to the KODAK THERMAL DIRECT non process plates, the package also includes the KODAK MAGNUS 400 CTP imaging device, and the KODAK PRINERGY Evo PDF processor as well as a proofer, service and support, and on-site startup assistance, making this an ideal way for small and medium sized commercial vendors to benefit from CTP. "Kodak is pleased to continue its successful collaboration with our Canadian sales partners Heidelberg and Cascades Resources, and we look forward to expanding that success into new market segments," Joyce said. Targeted Technology - A Range of Answers In prepress, Kodak highlights the latest version of its KODAK PRINERGY workflow management systems. Version 3 of PRINERGY software systems delivers a range of powerful new features that help users achieve greater speed, quality and control in prepress, including new JDF-based digital print integration. PRINERGY 3 workflow management system, PRINERGY POWERPACK 3 workflow management system for packaging printers and PRINERGY Publish workflow system for publishers and agencies enhance print workflows with new optional Layered PDF Versioning for quicker, more accurate versioning and intelligent Rules-based Automation. Kodak also is demonstrating the affordable new PRINERGY Evo 3 workflow system that delivers greater power and value to users. Managing color is a critical part of print communications. Kodak demonstrates the power of its color management tools with a display of output from the same file on KODAK APPROVAL, VERIS and MATCHPRINT proofers, MATCHPRINT Virtual monitor proofing system, KODAK DIRECTPRESS DI direct imaging press and the NEXPRESS digital color press. The company will demonstrate its color accurate monitor systems using MATCHPRINT Virtual Press Proof and InSite web portal featuring MATCHPRINT Virtual software. For reliable, high-volume variable data printing on a wide variety of substrates, Kodak is showing its KODAK VERSAMARK DS4350 UV Printing System. The DS4350 is a high-volume inkjet printing system bundled with a UV curing station that is a perfect combination for mailing and fulfillment, plastic card and packaging applications. For providers interested in expanding their business with digital printing, Kodak demonstrates its NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press and NEXGLOSSER glossing unit. The NEXPRESS system offers key value added features, including a fifth imaging unit that enables the addition of custom or spot colors and can place a protective coating in printed pieces. The NEXGLOSSER glossing unit adds a protective, glossy sheen, adding dramatic visual impact to printed pieces. Representatives of Kodak's Business Development Services team are available at the Kodak booth to show customers the cutting edge tools, services and support available from Kodak to help customers seeking to maximize their return on investment and achieve dynamic business growth.




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