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Kodak Showcases Innovative NexPress Products at Print Ontario

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., – November 20th, 2004 – At Print Ontario, Kodak will exhibit a range of innovative NEXPRESS products, including color and black-and-white digital production printing solutions designed to help print providers grow profitable businesses. Print Ontario is being held in Toronto, November 20-22, at the National Trade Centre. Print Ontario represents the Canada market debut of the KODAK DIGIMASTER E series digital production presses for digital monochrome printing and the KODAK NEXPRESS fifth imaging unit solutions for the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press. At the booth (Hall A, booth #322), Kodak will highlight the range of flexible workflow and business development solutions available to customers. Customers such as Parker Pad & Printing Ltd., of Toronto, Canada, illustrate NEXPRESS printing solutions’ success in Canada. Parker Pad & Printing already has broken page volume records with the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press and is the first company in Canada to install the fifth imaging unit for the NEXPRESS 2100 press. Pantone, Inc. licenses the system, which consists of three key components: intelligent colour, coating and glossing solutions. These solutions are making their Canadian market debut at Print Ontario. “We’re very pleased with the NEXPRESS 2100 press and excited about the enhanced color capabilities the fifth imaging unit gives us,” said Janis Parker, Vice President, Parker Pad & Printing. “One of our clients is a leading North American financial institution and we’re consistently able to match their corporate colors.” The NexPress team recently completed its move into Kodak's Canadian headquarters, located in Toronto, Ontario, and has established services for its many commercial printing customers using NEXPRESS products in Canada. Helmut Albrecht, District Sales Director for the NexPress business in Canada, will lead the Canadian team and report to Alexander VanMeeuwen, Vice President and Regional General Manager, Americas Region, NexPress Solutions, Inc. "I'm pleased to report that we have an excellent team of people in place to respond to the ever changing needs of the Canadian print market. There is a strong commercial printing market in Canada, and we are seeing digital printing growth across a number of applications – from print-on-demand and one-to-one marketing to transactional communications," Albrecht said. "Being located within the Kodak facility in Toronto is a strong advantage, based on Kodak's longstanding reputation for quality and service in Canada.” Albrecht previously held the position of National Accounts Manager, Heidelberg USA, Inc. He brings solid management experience from his roles as Director, Business Development for NexPress Solutions and Sales and Marketing Executive in Europe. As District Service Director, Harold Hoff will oversee the Kodak field engineers servicing the NEXPRESS products in Canada. Hoff previously held this role with Heidelberg Canada. In Canada, the portfolio of NEXPRESS products is available through Kodak Canada Inc. At Print Ontario, Kodak Canada will represent solutions and information from Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, including NEXPRESS and KODAK VERSAMARK products.