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Burggraf Photolithos SA Achieves Digital Milestone in Swiss Market

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 15, 2005 - Burggraf Photolithos SA, a traditional repro business located in Geneva, Switzerland, made the move to digital in 2004. The company installed the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press with a fifth imaging unit and KODAK NEXPRESS intelligent color solution - making Burggraf the first installation with this configuration in Switzerland. After looking into other systems, Christophe Burggraf, Burggraf Photolithos' managing director and partner, recognized the opportunities the NEXPRESS 2100 press with the fifth imaging unit offered. "We were impressed by the NEXPRESS 2100 press' print quality and particularly by its substrate flexibility - allowing a wide variety of papers including structured papers and weights up to 300 g/m2," explains Burggraf. "We have a big demand for postcards and point-of-sale promotional materials that require very solid paper board and good ink adhesion on structured papers. The NEXPRESS 2100 press can handle these requirements without any problem. The possibility to print RGB colors is another strong selling point." The 2100's fifth imaging unit with KODAK NEXPRESS intelligent color, intelligent coating and intelligent glossing solutions is another important advantage for Burggraf. In addition to intelligent color which allows the company to more accurately match Pantone or customer specific colors, Burggraf Photolithos also uses the intelligent coating solution to add a flood or spot coating as an additional protective layer or to add watermarks, structures or other design elements. The NEXPRESS 2100 press produces three to four jobs per day, averaging about 7000 pages in total. In addition to postcards and promotional materials, Burggraf Photolithos produces flyers, folders, newsletters, brochures and sample binders for industrial customers as well as agencies which service major international clients. Burggraf Photolithos specializes in high-end digital print to successfully compete in the Swiss printing industry. "We concentrate on the high-end sector and take a strategic position between copy shops and offset printing companies," says Burggraf. For this clientele, flexibility is important and it is crucial that jobs are turned around quickly, without compromising quality. Burggraf also values the NEXPRESS 2100 press' ORC (Operator Replaceable Concept) feature, which allows the operator to service the press and exchange parts without external help - a process that results in high productivity with minimal down time.