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Kodak to Launch NEXPRESS Digital Printing Solutions In India

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Jan. 17, 2005-- NexPress Solutions Inc., a Kodak company, announced today that it would begin selling its range of innovative digital printing solutions in India by the middle of the year. NexPress is launching its product line, including color and black and white, at Printpack India 2005 in New Delhi, January 18-23. The KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press and KODAK DIGIMASTER print systems will be highlighted at the show. Venkat Purushotham, President & CEO NexPress Solutions, Inc. and a keynote speaker for the 2005 trade show, commented, "In India's rapidly growing economy, NexPress products and services will help our customers drive and grow their businesses. Innovative print providers are opening up a world of new opportunities by providing their customers with higher value services and new applications enabled by the extensive range of the Kodak NexPress family of solutions. We see tremendous opportunity to serve the varied printing requirements in India. Printpack India is the ideal venue to introduce our high-quality, high-volume, high-value digital production printing systems and solutions." "India is identified as a key growth market for Eastman Kodak Company and Kodak India is committed to bringing the latest products, services and solutions in the traditional and digital imaging businesses to the Indian market across the consumer, entertainment, health and commercial market segments," commented R. S. Mani, Managing Director, Kodak India Limited. "We believe the addition of the NEXPRESS 2100 press and DIGIMASTER system will complement our current product portfolio and help our customers migrate to the latest technologies." Peter Foley, Regional General Manager of NexPress Asia Pacific, added, "India is an exploding market for cutting-edge digital print solutions. On-demand printing, web-to-print and variable data printing are driving demand from marketers. The Indian commercial printing market has been waiting for the best digital solutions and NexPress is poised to address those requirements." The NEXPRESS 2100 press is known for its outstanding images, consistency and reliability, winning the 2002 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation InterTech Technology Award, and the Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories Best of 2003 Award. Combining the power of a press with the flexibility of a printer, the 2100 provides high uptime and delivers consistent high-quality images. The NEXPRESS 2100 press offers a complete workflow solution for on-demand printing, quick turnarounds and personalization to a wide variety of print providers. The 2100's unique fifth imaging solutions - Intelligent Coating, Intelligent Color and Intelligent Glossing - ensure state-of-the-art digital color technology. The DIGIMASTER digital production system is a highly versatile and dependable answer for black and white digital printing. An array of robust solutions is available for customization and integration - the DIGIMASTER E series for a print volume from 125 to 150 pages-per-minute and the DIGIMASTER 9110 system for 110 pages-per-minute. Awards received by the DIGIMASTER system include the Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories 2003 Five-Star Rating and Best of 2003 in addition to the Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice Award for both 2003 and 2004. The DIGIMASTER system, like its 2100 color counterpart, offers exceptional image quality, speed and workflow management options.