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Kodak Showcases Innovative Solutions at 2005 AIIM on Demand Expo

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--May 17, 2005-- Eastman Kodak Company is showcasing its broad range of innovative prepress, digital printing and document imaging solutions at the AIIM ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition at the Philadelphia Convention Center from May 17-19, 2005 (Kodak Booth Nos. 2150 and 601). Kodak's AIIM ON DEMAND exhibit highlights both the breadth of its product lines and the depth of its solutions for a wide range of applications, with a focus on technology, tools and expertise to help customers capture, manage, archive, print and deliver business information. "Kodak is demonstrating how our products are used in real-world customer environments. More than ever, customers can turn to Kodak to address the challenges and opportunities of the transformation in graphic communications and information management," said James Langley, President, Graphic Communications Group (GCG), and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "Kodak is committed to providing our customers with leading products and services to help them expand their businesses." Kodak Launches New Document Scanners As the market leader in mid- and high-volume document scanners worldwide, Kodak is launching three new scanners at AIIM ON DEMAND: The KODAK i55 and i65 Scanners offer improved bitonal and color performance, increased speed and productivity, and added flexibility for companies, organizations and governmental agencies with daily volume requirements of 1,000 pages. The i55 is simplex; the i65 duplex. Both distributed capture scanners have built-in flatbeds. The black-and-white-only KODAK i610 Scanner features speeds up to 80 pages per minute and has a peak daily volume of 60,000 pages. The newest member of the award-winning KODAK i600 Series, the i610 can be upgraded to color scanning and higher speed, as an enterprise's needs change. "The launch of these new scanners -- especially the i55 and i65 -- illustrate our commitment to extending our leadership in mid- and high-volume document scanning into the lower-volume segments," said Bill Gates, General Manager and Vice President of sales, U.S.& Canada (US&C) region, Document Imaging. "Further, our new products bolster what is already the industry's broadest portfolio of document imaging products and services." Kodak's Graphic Communications Group Applied Technology Kodak will display a range of breakthrough products from prepress and workflow to high-quality digital and offset output, including innovative monitor proofing, workflow software, production scanning, high-volume inkjet printing systems, color and monochrome digital presses, wide-format digital printing, direct imaging systems and supplies, offset plates and films. Products featured include the KODAK VERSAMARK VT3000 continuous inkjet printing system, the KODAK VERSAMARK DS4350 UV printing system, the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press, KODAK DIGIMASTER E125 digital production system, ENCAD NOVAJET 1000i wide-format printers, and a range of prepress and color management systems from Kodak Polychrome Graphics. "Kodak has the technology, expertise, color science, product portfolio, and the solutions and services to help customers increase their business by delivering impactful communications anywhere, anytime, any way - to anyone," said Kevin Joyce, Managing Director, Sales and Operations, US&C region, GCG. "On Demand visitors can experience the range of solutions under one roof." Demonstrating the importance of Kodak's color science to both its customers and partners, Kodak announced that it has completed a joint development effort with Emtex to integrate the KODAK COLORFLOW Color Processor into the Emtex VIP Output Management software product. This integration provides more accurate color rendition based on the industry standard profiles defined by the International Color Consortium (ICC). The newly integrated solution will be available to Kodak Versamark's customer base through its reseller agreement with Emtex, as well as to Emtex's customer base. Focus on Applications Kodak will demonstrate a variety of application workflows that illustrate how its systems can be used to produce valuable variable data and on-demand marketing and communications services for customers. For example, in one application, a VERSAMARK VT3000 inkjet printing system will print multiple elements for a customer loyalty program -- including a personalized solicitation letter, a full-color program statement and a booklet. In other applications, a VERSAMARK DS4350 UV system will print variable information on letters preprinted on a KPG DIRECTPRESS 5634 system and NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press; the NEXPRESS 2100 and KODAK NEXGLOSSER glossing unit will print high-quality catalogs, fliers and posters for a high-end estate sale. Other scenarios include personalized mailings for a CD music club; book production for on-demand book publishing; point-of-purchase displays; and variable data postcards and fliers. The booth will feature compelling proofing and color management demonstrations, including the MATCHPRINT Virtual Press Side Proofing System, shown alongside a KPG DIRECTPRESS 5634 system. The MATCHPRINT Virtual Press Side Proofing System extends accurate, reliable and timely color to the print stage of the print production workflow, regardless of location. By delivering a consistent, accurate color proof to a standardized monitor, MATCHPRINT Virtual Systems enable greater communication and collaboration among designers, advertising agencies, prepress and printers, reducing waste, streamlining approvals and dramatically reducing time-to-market for critical color jobs. Attendees will also be able to learn about Kodak's professional consulting services and business development programs that optimize processes and help customers build profitable businesses; the use of new applications among marketers, advertisers and agencies to drive demand for digital services; application software that simplifies use of creative new applications; and global support and services to keep equipment up and running.