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Kodak Boosts Gold Reseller Network with the Addition of New England-Based Tripp Company (Letter from Mike Tripp)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Tripp Company has been serving clients in the Northeast since 1946, offering a wide range of consumables and services for the graphic arts industry. Now, as part of Kodak’s Gold Reseller Network, Tripp Company is increasing its offerings to include the full line of KODAK Solutions for workflow, prepress, and packaging applications.

The Gold Reseller Network features highly trained and experienced channel partners who are committed to and aligned with Kodak’s vision for the graphics business. Gold Resellers carry Kodak’s full portfolio of solutions and services for prepress and packaging customers across the United States and Canada.

In addition to the outstanding customer service and technical expertise that Tripp Company has always provided, its customers will now have access to a more robust line of solutions to optimize efficiency and ensure the highest quality output. The company will continue to work with customers to determine and integrate the best solutions to meet their specific requirements.

“We are very excited to expand our relationship with Kodak and offer our customers a wider selection of market-proven solutions for their complex production needs,” noted Mike Tripp, President of Tripp Company. “For nearly 70 years, we have helped our customers navigate change and seize new opportunities by providing the best products and service. Our commitment has never been stronger—so becoming part of the Gold Reseller Network was a logical step for us. With this connection, we are well positioned for the future.”

Innovative products now offered by Tripp Company include KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates,KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions, and KODAK FLEXCEL NX Systems, to name just a few. Its customer base in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will benefit from this new relationship and the easy availability of KODAK Solutions from a trusted local source.

“Kodak is focused on growth across all of our product lines, and committed to our long-standing dealer program,” said Dan Burmeister, Kodak’s Indirect Sales Segment Leader, U.S. and Canada. “We are looking to maintain and add strong representation in all regions.  Tripp Company provides us an excellent sales and distribution partner in the Northeast U.S.”

Gold Resellers help ensure that Kodak maintains more localized inventory, local distribution, enhanced sales coverage, and improved access for customers. Gold Resellers also develop important relationships with clients and are able to work with them to provide expanded services, such as financing and credit.


Letter from Mike Tripp

A Personal Message to our Valued Customers:

Since 1946, the W. Oliver Tripp Company has brought a simple message and philosophy to its customers- quality, service and reliability.  Today, Tripp Imaging Technologies holds the same standards in our quest to bring our customers only the premier, “best in class” products and technologies for today’s rapidly changing print environment.  The future of printing is now, the time for change is now, embrace the SHIFT to The New Kodak, and allow us to take you there!

In January of this year, we were challenged with losing our access to Fuji manufactured offset supplies and their branded digital imaging technologies.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, our customers.  More than anything, we appreciate your integrity and loyalty to the Tripp brand and to its sales and technical specialists.   Integrity and dedication to 

Thankfully, our long standing association with #1 Network, the nations largest network of 19 independent Graphic Arts resellers – with 70 locations in the US and Canada, allowed Tripp Imaging Technologies to remain strong and offer equal, if not better alternatives to meet your supply needs.

Beginning April 1st, 2014, we are extremely excited to announce our new and exciting relationship with Kodak.    As a Kodak Gold Reseller, Tripp Imaging Technologies can now offer you thermal plates for every offset process and the future of process free CTP with Sonora, a truly chemistry free DOP plate technology that works!  With the Kodak Magnus and Achieve Platesetters driven by leading Prinergy Workflow, and digital flexographic solutions with the Flexcel NX System, Kodak and Tripp are stronger than ever!   We can now offer Prosper Digital Inkjet Printing Solutions as well as NexPress and Digimaster digital print production systems. These technologies are truly changing the landscape of today’s print environment. 

Along with our new Kodak relationship, we are charging forward into new and exciting markets with Digital Laser Material Processing Technology from Universal Laser Systems out of Scottsdale AZ, 3D Printing Systems through the ACT Group and a wide array of Wide Format UV Flatbed, Roll and Hybrid devices from Epson and Mutoh.

Thank you again for your loyalty, and as always, we appreciate your business.  

Sincerely,

Mike Tripp
President
Tripp Imaging Technologies
Braintree, MA

 

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