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Kodak's POD Solutions Group strengthens connectivity of CREO Color Servers

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO - Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group integrated JDF editing for users of CREO Color Servers with PRINERGY Workflow V5.1, allowing print service providers in digital and hybrid (digital and offset) production environments to optimize their workflow and increase automation.

"Having a shared roadmap between the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and CREO Color Servers teams has enabled us to develop the strongest connectivity between CREO Color Servers and the PRINERGY Workflow Solutions," said Hezy Rotman, General Manager, Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group. "The integration of CREO Color Servers and PRINERGY Digital Workflow saves customers time and helps achieve consistency, reducing errors and ultimately helping to increase their ROI."

The enhanced integration provides two new editing tools for users of CREO Color Servers into PRINERGY Software. The first is the CREO Color Server Job Ticket Software, which provides PRINERGY Digital Workflow operators with full JDF editing capabilities over press specific production parameters, enabling unparalleled control over the connecting digital press.

The second is the CREO Color Server action for KODAK PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA) Software. This new RBA action gives the PRINERGY Workflow operator access to the power of the CREO Color Server Job Ticket Software within the PRINERGY Workflow's award-winning automation environment. This enhanced solution allows commercial printers to automate complex production workflows, for many presses and manufacturers supported by the CREO Color Server.

With JDF driven Rules-Based Automation that uses conditions and logic to automatically process jobs, PRINERGY Digital Workflow's intimate connectivity with CREO Color Servers provides outstanding productivity and performance.

This intelligent automation can be extended to other KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions, including KODAK Web to Print and INSITE Solutions, which enable true 'zero touch' automation, and KODAK EMS Business Software, which manages the processes of running a business.

KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Systems solve key business issues by streamlining production from original file to final printed job, improving productivity, resource allocation, and, ultimately, a user's bottom line. PRINERGY Workflow Systems are modular, open and scaleable to meet specific market needs, including small or large commercial, publication, newspaper or packaging printing. KODAK PRINERGY Digital Workflow, designed specifically for the needs and requirements of digital printing workflows, recently received a 2009 InterTech Award.

CREO Color Servers are the premier solution for print on-demand professionals. They provide superior connectivity to graphic arts workflows, automation, exceptional color and image quality, and advanced variable data printing (VDP) capabilities. CREO Color Servers incorporate a robust technology platform to optimize the performance of digital production printers and presses, and increase efficiency and cost effectiveness over the entire print production cycle.