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Consolidated Graphics Adds Multiple KODAK NEXPRESS Presses

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov 12, 2008 -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc., entered the rapidly expanding photo products market in 2005 with a fleet of KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses, and with its recent purchase of additional KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Presses now operates more than 30 NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses around the world. These new devices will enhance CGX's operations in Prague, the Czech Republic and the United States, and represent the company's ongoing commitment to KODAK Solutions.

Headquartered in Houston, CGX is one of the world's leading sheetfed, web and digital commercial printing businesses. With 70 printing companies strategically located across 27 states and Canada, and with a new facility in Prague, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service.

CGX produces millions of high quality, photo rich pages annually on its NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses. The quality and reliability of NEXPRESS Solutions have helped CGX grow this segment of its business. With the added devices, CGX intends to significantly increase its page volume over the coming year by nearly doubling the figure in 2009 and beyond.

Used in CGX's photo applications, the KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Presses are capable of producing 3,000 A3 sheets per hour, or 100 A4 pages per minute, for the full range of supported substrate types (coated, uncoated, synthetics, standard offset paper, textured stocks, selected packaging board, labels and films) and weights (60 gsm-350 gsm). Maximum sheet capacity totals 11,000 with monthly print volumes of up to 2.2 million pages.

"Kodak has been one of our key suppliers for many years and has played an important role in the success of CGX," noted Joe R. Davis, Chairman and CEO of Consolidated Graphics. "From the products to the professionals in service and support, our experience with Kodak has been exceptional. It's very important to our company that we are able to work closely with our suppliers to identify the optimum solutions for our needs. With one of the broadest portfolios in the graphic arts market, Kodak has been instrumental in establishing CGX as an industry leader."

Kodak's relationship with CGX goes far beyond its NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses. Kodak supplies litho plates, CTP devices, proofers, inkjet solutions, workflow, and many other products and services to CGX. The addition of these new NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Presses is proof of the strong relationship with Kodak and CGX's long running satisfaction with KODAK Solutions.

CGX boasts annual revenues of $1.2 billion and its significant investment in digital printing makes it one of the world leaders in the digital printing market. The company is committed to the digital print market and the advantages that digital print offers by providing a number of unique products. CGX complements its digital footprint with its unmatched network of sheetfed, web, fulfillment, and online technology solutions designed to help customers produce and deliver printed products more efficiently.

"These new devices will make a great addition to the multiple NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses already in service at various CGX locations," said Andrew Copley, Chief Operating Officer, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "We look forward to continuing this productive relationship with CGX and being an integral part of their rapidly growing digital print business. Kodak's full range of integrated workflow and imaging solutions are a perfect fit for the growth plans of a business such as CGX."

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.




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