Kodak and Pitman Announce Reseller Agreement for KODAK NEXPRESS Presses and DIGIMASTER Systems in United States and Canada
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
CHICAGO, Sept. 10 -- Pitman Company will offer KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and KODAK DIGIMASTER Digital Production Systems to its customers in the United States.
In response to growing demand and customer interest, Kodak and Pitman announced an expansion of their collaboration today at Graph Expo. Pitman, one of the largest distributors to the graphic arts market, has served as an authorized reseller of Kodak's prepress solutions to the commercial printing market for more than 40 years.
"The addition of KODAK NEXPRESS Presses and DIGIMASTER Systems to our portfolio provides ideal solutions for our customers who want to adopt digital printing technology for a range of applications, from high quality, short run, personalized color documents to print on demand, variable data, finished black and white materials," said Joseph Demharter, President, Pitman Company. "Offering NEXPRESS and DIGIMASTER Products strengthens our position of serving as a one stop resource for commercial printers of all types and sizes."
"Pitman Company's knowledgeable people will be a great resource for their customers who are interested in NEXPRESS Presses and DIGIMASTER Systems," said Kevin Joyce, Managing Director, United States and Canada, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Our expanded relationship with the Pitman Company has made it that much easier for print providers looking for a reliable, clear entry into the world of digital printing to obtain their digital printing solutions from two companies they know and trust."
Under the new agreement, Pitman Company sells all digital production color presses within the NEXPRESS Digital Color Platform: KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Press, KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Plus Press, KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 Press, and KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Press.
For production black and white printing, Pitman Company offers the KODAK DIGIMASTER EX110 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX125 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX138 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX150 Digital Production System, and KODAK DIGIMASTER 9110 Digital Production System. Service and support for NEXPRESS and DIGIMASTER Products will be provided by Kodak.
NEXPRESS Presses benefit from KODAK Unified Workflow solutions and the unparalleled Operator Replaceable Component product architecture, which enables printers to take control of their print operations. KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Development Services provide an expanded range of innovative tools, resources, and support to enable NEXPRESS Press customers to maximize their return on investment in new technologies and achieve dynamic business growth.
The KODAK DIGIMASTER EX Production Platform builds upon the proven quality, performance, productivity, and flexibility of Kodak's award winning DIGIMASTER technology to address the demanding needs of print buyers for faster turnaround time, new and creative print on demand documents with quality that rivals offset, and variable data printing and sophisticated finishing.
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.