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Kodak Scoops Two Gold Medals at Poligrafia 2011

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., – Kodak capped a highly successful exhibition at Poligrafia by winning two prestigious prizes at the PIF Gold Medal Competition. The company landed a brace of coveted Gold Medals for its KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System and KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting System. Poligrafia is the largest print trade show in Poland, and was staged in Poznan at the Poznan International Fair between April 12, 2011 and April 15, 2011.

The PIF Gold Medal Competition is a highly respected industry event that celebrates modern design, innovation and functionality, qualities which the panel of industry experts saw in the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System and KODAK PROSPER S5 Imprinting System.

The FLEXCEL NX System is a complete solution for digital platemaking that enables users to truly push the boundaries of flexo printing.  The System enables customers to grow their business through differentiated print quality, reduce costs through production efficiencies and support sustainability goals through reduced waste.  Simply stated, the FLEXCEL NX System enables users to do more with flexo.

The PROSPER S5 Imprinting Systems, part of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems expand the capabilities of web offset presses by enabling variable printing inline or offline for personalizing applications such as direct mail. This solution offers the highest quality in the hybrid digital printing product line, with speeds matching those of a web offset press and web finishing lines while extending the printers' capital investments in output and workflow solutions. For more information on the PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems, click here and view the McAdams success story.

During the show Swapan Chaudhuri, Managing Director of Kodak Poland, participated in the 'Future of books in a digital world' conference organized by the Polish Printers Association, the principal graphic arts organization in Poland. Kodak was also involved in a roundtable discussion, where company representatives covered book printing using inkjet and laser technology.

The Kodak stand proved hugely popular at Poligrafia 2011, with the company presenting a host of its market-leading graphic arts systems and workflow solutions for a range of markets, such as commercial print, book printing, web offset, newspaper and packaging. There were demonstrations of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems, the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System with hybrid option, KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK and PRINERGY CONNECT Unified Workflow Systems, KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal and INSITE Storefront Systems.

The company also showcased the KODAK Picture Kiosk, as well as some of its latest consumer products, including cameras, video cameras and digital picture frames.

Poligrafia 2011 attracted almost 13,000 attendees, drawing in delegates from print service providers, advertising companies, graphic studios, bookbinding companies, wholesalers, specialist shops, and suppliers of printing accessories and consumables. And more than 400 companies from 13 countries exhibited their latest offerings. The majority of exhibitors (55%) presented printing machinery and components, a quarter showcased prepress solutions, with the remaining 20% exhibiting binding and post-press equipment.

Swapan Chaudhuri, Managing Director of Kodak Poland, comments: "Poligrafia was a major success for Kodak. Only nine Gold Medals were awarded at this year's show, so to walk away with two prizes was a special honor and a great endorsement for the company's commitment to research and development."

"And, of course, it was very important to be at the event so we could meet face to face with our customers, partners and prospects in the region. The show was an invaluable opportunity for delegates to see firsthand what our solutions can do."


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