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Kodak Launches CREO Print On-Demand Solutions Group

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 13 - Kodak announced today the creation of the CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group (CREO POD Solutions), a new, independently managed unit within Kodak's Graphic Communications Group (GCG) that will expand the supply of digital color servers for digital presses to a variety of partners. The CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group develops specialized workflow products to manage the flow of digital information to high-speed, print-on-demand digital printers. The high-performance CREO digital color servers drive a range of high-end printers and presses. Other advanced hardware and software solutions, including on-demand applications, enable the creation of personalized direct mail, targeted catalogs and other custom-printed products for powerful one-to-one marketing. With the mandate to capitalize on the fast-growing color server market, the CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group has been structured as a stand alone unit to better serve the particular needs of multiple OEM customers. The CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group currently supplies digital workflow products to IKON Office Solutions, Konica Minolta and Xerox Corporation, and is now establishing collaboration with HP. The CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group will carry the Creo name as a legacy of its history with Creo Inc., recently acquired by Kodak. Information about CREO POD Solutions is available at the CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group's new web site at www.creopod.com. "We made the decision to be a leading supplier of digital workflow solutions. It is important to our customers to connect to the Kodak workflow and easily migrate to digital print technology using the CREO POD Solutions group as the link," said James Langley, president, GCG, and senior vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "We are committed to investing the resources necessary to ensure that the CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group provides its partners and customers with the very best of products, services and solutions while utilizing a business model that best fits their needs." "Our mission is to deliver innovative solution that integrate the best technologies and help people to use digital printing more effectively," said Ronen Cohen, general manager, CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group. See the digital color servers of the CREO Print On-Demand Solutions group at the booths of Konica Minolta (# 7227) and Xerox (# 1228), as well as a technology demo at HP (# 12005) at Print 05, the largest North American trade show and conference in the graphic communications industry. For more information, visit www.creopod.com.