Kodak and Komori Corporation Announce Strategic Print Workflow Partnership

Press release from the issuing company

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, – Komori and Kodak announced they have entered into a strategic partnership that will deliver seamless interoperability between Komori KP-Connect (K-Station 4) Printing Task Control Software and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow. By integrating KP-Connect (K-Station 4) and PRINERGY Workflow, Komori and Kodak will increase the automation and productivity of mutual customers. The integrated solution will be demonstrated at drupa at Komori's booth (Hall 15, Booth D04).

Automating communication between KP-Connect (K-Station 4) and PRINERGY Workflow gives users of Komori offset and digital presses a powerful shop floor scheduling solution and automated prepress functions. With this new combination of prepress and production workflows customers will experience the benefits of reduced labor costs, reduced errors and the ability to complete orders faster, opening up additional revenue opportunities from short run and quick turnaround jobs.

The integrated workflow solution combines the powerful RBA (Rules-Based Automation) feature of PRINERGY Workflow with real-time process management from K-Station 4's scheduling via CIP4/JDF. The combined solution provides a very robust, yet flexible automated prepress process.

"In order to increase productivity of printing companies, Komori is promoting the KP-Connect Alliance Program in which every step of a vendor's product is bi-directionally connected with Komori's KP connect," said Eiji Kajita, Director and Operating Officer and General Manager, Corporate Planning Office, Komori Corporation. "We believe that this partnership between Kodak, a worldwide prepress leader and Komori, an integrated offset and digital printing equipment manufacturer will enable printing workflow automation and increased profitability."

"Together, Komori and Kodak are helping our joint customers reduce labor costs, minimize errors and enable faster production times," said Allan Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Kodak's Unified Workflow Solutions group.  "The new combination of PRINGERGY Workflow and Komori KP-Connect provides a solution to long standing challenges around schedule optimization our customers are facing. We will continue to collaborate to develop new ways to streamline prepress and pressroom operations for our customers."


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