CHICAGO - Kodak's full range of integrated solutions for improving production efficiencies and return on marketing investment will be featured in an entirely new way at its booth, #6907, at Print 09.
Based on the theme, "It's time for you AND Kodak," professionals in commercial printing, data-driven communication, publishing, and packaging can customize their experience at Kodak's digital booth based on the unique needs of their business. Through interactive presentations and live discussions, attendees can view samples and learn about products, applications, and trends in the areas of digital printing, prepress and workflow.
"What really stands out about Kodak's booth experience at Print 09 is the innovative approach to knowledge sharing," said Jim Hamilton, Group Director, InfoTrends. "It could foreshadow a totally new paradigm for the effective use of tradeshow budgets by vendors in the graphic arts market. Another advantage is that such a strategy could extend beyond the tradeshow to provide a virtual experience after the tradeshow ends."
New Products Debut at Print 09
Major new product announcements include the introduction of the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press, a monochrome press based on Kodak's revolutionary Stream Inkjet Technology. Targeting the book and direct mail markets, the PROSPER 1000 Press features a print speed of up to 650 fpm (200 mpm) with image quality approaching 175 lpi, and is easily field upgradeable to the PROSPER 5000XL Press.
The new KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press, for color applications, delivers high speed and high quality at a low total cost of ownership. Applications for the PROSPER 5000XL Press include books, direct mail, catalogs/inserts and magazines. The PROSPER Press significantly increases the quantity of books that can be produced digitally at a lower cost than offset.
Kodak also announces the commercial availability of several new Unified Workflow solutions. The KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 5.1 integrates KODAK COLORFLOW Software, Adobe's latest PDF Print Engine, and greater connectivity options for digital press controllers. KODAK PREPS Imposition Software version 6.0 offers an improved, unified, dynamic user interface so users can quickly create imposition plans, with or without ganging. The KODAK INSITE Storefront System 6.0 includes a more robust and comprehensive suite of software tools to extend the benefits of Kodak's Web-to-Print Solutions. The INSITE Storefront System 6.0 is also designed to transform the traditional print shop into a digital, online powerhouse with a depth and breadth of services.
Demonstrations of the KODAK INSITE Campaign Manager will take place in the Unified Workflow section of Kodak's booth. The INSITE Campaign Manager takes the labor out of multi-channel marketing by controlling campaign elements and schedules, providing logic for targeting and executing campaigns, and tracking measurements with reporting tools that analyze campaign ROI.
Live from Chicago, it's the K-Zone
A highlight at Kodak's booth is the K-Zone, a live talk show set where dynamic unscripted discussions with industry experts, print service providers, and marketing professionals take place daily throughout the show. The K-Zone kicks off at 11 a.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 11, with the panel discussion "What's Print Got to Do with It?" featuring Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and CEO, Kodak. All K-Zone sessions will be streamed live over the Internet and can be viewed at www.kodak.com/go/print09 by clicking on the "Video Gallery" tab.
A panel discussion called "The Power of Social Media" will take place in the K-Zone at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Sept. 13, where visitors can pick up a new booklet created by Kodak, Social Media Tips: Sharing Lessons Learned to Help Your Business Grow. In the publication, Kodak describes some of its best practices and offers companies recommendations on implementing similar social media programs.
Kodak's Integrated Portfolio of Solutions
In addition to new products and K-Zone presentations, Kodak showcases its complete portfolio of solutions at Print 09. Highlights include the KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System; KODAK NEXPRESS SE3600 Digital Production Color Press; KODAK DIGIMASTER EX300 Digital Production System; KODAK VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems; the new KODAK 700 Print Manager front end digital press controller that currently supports the KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System and will also drive the entire VL-Series as well as PROSPER Presses; and the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System. Kodak also features its full range of market-leading digital plates, as well as platesetters, proofing and other prepress solutions for printing and packaging applications.
An innovative digital experience provides visitors with details on Kodak's portfolio. Interactive components include the "Pipeline of Innovation" and interactive, market-focused modules that deliver in-depth information on products and applications.
Print Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award
A presentation announcing the inaugural Print Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will also take place at 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 14, at Kodak's booth, where the award will be given to an individual whose career has been marked by a commitment to advancing and promoting the power of print.
"Customers have told us that more than ever they want to talk about solutions and applications that will help grow their business and increase efficiencies. We look forward to having those conversations at Print 09. Our goal is to help improve our customers' ROI, and being able to offer information on our full portfolio allows our customers to better understand their options," said Chris Payne, Director and Vice President, Business to Business Marketing, Kodak. "We have developed our unique Print 09 presence to make it easy and engaging for customers to find out about products and solutions, and any other information they're interested in as it relates to their current and future business."
For more information about Kodak at PRINT 09, visit www.kodak.com/go/print09.
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