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Kodak Nexpress 2500 Digital Press Used to Produce Book of Famed Rock and Roll Photographer Neal Preston's Work

Monday, December 04, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 1 - Some of the greatest rock and roll performers of all time are captured in a collection by renowned photographer Neal Preston that is currently on exhibit in Hollywood, Calif. Kodak is supporting the exhibit by printing a commemorative soft cover book of the collection using a Kodak Nexpress 2500 digital production color press. The book is doubling both as a catalog to spur print sales and as part of an invitation package sent to VIP guests for a private opening. All profits from the exhibitionís opening night print sales will benefit a new recovery program for wounded U.S. military personnel. Preston's exhibit at the newly opened Morrison Hotel Gallery kicked off on Nov. 9 with an invitation only VIP fundraiser to benefit the Stevie Nicks Soldierís Angel Foundation. Nicks, a longtime friend of Preston's, recently created the foundation to aid the healing process of wounded U.S. servicemen and women returning from overseas duty through the gift of music. Donations are used to purchase iPods, which are loaded with music and personally given to the wounded recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The Preston collection opened to the public on Nov. 11. For information on the Morrison Hotel Gallery, visit www.morrisonhotelgallery.com. "Kodak is excited to support Neal Prestonís show at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and the wonderful efforts of the Stevie Nicks Soldierís Angel Foundation. Nealís amazing collection contains intimate portraits of many of rock's legendary artists, and donating the printing of the catalog is an excellent way to showcase the capabilities of the Kodak Nexpress 2500 press to produce high quality, full color, short run books and promotional materials," said Mike Howard, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. Preston worked with Kodak on the design and production of the catalog for the show, which features photographs of such varied music industry giants as Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Dr. Dre, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Who and Pearl Jam. The 116 page book was printed using a Nexpress 2500 digital production color press with a Kodak Nexglosser glossing unit and fifth imaging unit. The Nexpress 2500 press offers a number of unique advantages for the photo services market, including speed that enables print service providers to deliver on the quick turnaround times that customers want when ordering custom photo applications. Popular applications include photo books, calendars and greeting cards. According to the Photo Marketing Association, the value of the custom service market approaches $1 billion annually and projections call for it to more than double in the next two years. The Nexpress press boosts productivity with features such as inline booklet making and perfecting capabilities. The booklet maker for Kodak Nexpress digital production color presses is available inline or offline for collating, stitching, folding, trimming, and creating standard or square back booklets of up to 100 pages. A variety of finishing options and hundreds of qualified substrates allow for a wide range of product configurations, and give photo books and other applications a published look and feel. Kodak products are backed by Kodak Service and Support, Kodak's worldwide service organization. Named Best Support Organization at the 2006 International Business Awards, Kodak Service and Support includes more than 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. These professionals are fully qualified to help customers control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

 

 

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