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Kodak Graphic Communications Group Demonstrates the Value of Color and VDP at Xplor

Press release from the issuing company

DALLAS, October 25, 2004 – Eastman Kodak Company is demonstrating innovative digital printing solutions aimed at increasing the value of transactional printing at the Xplor 2004 Conference and Exposition, October 24-28 in Dallas. “Transactional printing and customer relationship management are merging, creating opportunities to increase the value of the documents our customers print,” said Nachum “Homi” Shamir, president and CEO of Kodak Versamark and vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak sees ‘no limits’ for this opportunity – we are delivering a wide range of flexible solutions for integrating variable data and printing creative, personalized, high impact communications that generate customer loyalty and high returns.” Shamir will deliver a keynote speech at the Joint Technology Partners Executive Forum on Monday, 9:15 am - 10:45 am. “Xplor is 25 years old this year, and we at Kodak are proud to be a part of its next quarter century,” Shamir added. In its exhibit, booth #767, attendees will see demonstrations of a full range of products and technology from Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. The booth will highlight: The KODAK VERSAMARK VT3000 printing system, a cost-effective, 100% variable data solution for a broad range of print volumes and applications, capable of producing 100 percent variable data in black, spot color or process color, depending on the configuration. The VT3000 can be upgraded from a basic simplex monochrome system to a variety of configurations up to a full duplex process color system. The VT3000 system operates at a base speed of 350 fpm (107mpm), delivering up to 1,526 impressions per minute (ipm) with upgrades available to 2100 ipm. The KODAK VERSAMARK VJ1000 printing system, a high-speed, cost-effective monochrome digital printing system with a unique upgrade path to color. With a base throughput of up to 1,526 ipm (with upgrades available to 2,180 ipm), the VJ1000 delivers a productivity advantage that is at least 20% greater than competitive products. In the booth, the system will use Emtex VIP open output management software to drive the VJ1000 print demonstration. Kodak Versamark recently announced a worldwide agreement with Emtex to integrate the Emtex VIP and VDE output management software with Kodak Versamark printing systems and resell them to the Kodak Versamark customer base. The KODAK VERSAMARK DS5240 printing system, designed for addressing and other variable data imaging applications for mailing and fulfillment, business forms, tag and label, and direct mail. The DS5240 is a 1.07-inch wide, fully integrated imprinting solution featuring resolutions of 240 x 240 or 240 x 480 dpi; flexible font selection; speeds of up to 1000 feet-per-minute; and extremely low operating cost. NexPress will demonstrate the power of its KODAK NEXTREME workflow software solutions to create profitable new opportunities for print providers. Its solution demonstration includes: KODAK NEXTREME DL-100 variable data software, a flexible solution for creating customized print communications with variable text, images, and database-driven charts and tables. KODAK NEXTREME web-to-print exchange solution, an easy-to-use order management tool for automated fulfillment of static, short run, and simple-versioned print jobs with the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 press and and KODAK DIGIMASTER digital production systems. KODAK DATAXCEED transactional data conversion software, which combines the most-demanded datastreams in one controller or server. Users can run both transaction and production applications on the same system to save costs, time and hassle. KODAK SMARTBOARD document mastering software for complex, high-value, scan-store-assemble production jobs, providing a versatile production workflow solution that saves up to 50 percent of the prepress time it takes to produce reprints by storing job tickets in PDF format. “Kodak has a long-standing commitment to delivering high value digital printing solutions and to delivering a high return on investment. As transaction printers and data centers continually are called upon to do more with less, the solutions from Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group give our customers the flexibility to deliver more value and better solutions for their businesses,” Shamir said.