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Kodak Customers Take Home 20 Awards at the 2018 IPMA Conference

Press release from the issuing company

At the annual conference for the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), seven Kodak customers claimed twenty awards, out of a total of 79, recognizing their outstanding print achievement across multiple categories. The In-Plant Awards recognize the everyday achievements of in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals. IPMA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to the needs of all in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals, providing expert educational and networking forums for its members.

Standing out from the more than 450 entries, the winning Kodak customers took home five gold, six silver and nine bronze awards. The customers, representing a number of industries, leveraged the KODAK NEXPRESS Platform, KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates and KODAK MAGNUS Platesetters to create this year’s award winning projects, including:

  • Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield --One gold and two bronze awards for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press
  • Michigan Farm Bureau: One gold and one silver award for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press and KODAK DIGIMASTER Digital Product System
  • University of Oklahoma – One gold, three silvers and three bronze awards for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press, MAGNUS Platesetter and SONORA Process Free Plates
  • State of Colorado Central Services IDS – One silver award for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – One Judges Choice award for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press
  • The World Bank –Two gold and four bronze awards for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press
  • University of Virginia – One silver award for work using a KODAK NEXPRESS Press

“Congratulations to these outstanding teams who work tirelessly every day serving some of the most prestigious institutions in the world with high-quality print services,” said Todd Bigger, Cluster Business Director and Vice President, Print Systems Division, Kodak. “IPMA’s acknowledgment highlights the value and results Kodak customers are seeing when implementing Kodak technology across the printing process, while achieving exceptional print and improved sustainability.”

Sherri Isbell, Associate Director, Printing, Mailing & Document Services at the University of Oklahoma commented: “We are honored again this year to win IPMA awards utilizing KODAK technology. Long-time Kodak Sales Manager, Debra Payne, has played a large role in our success. Other companies often change representatives but Debra has been our trusted ally for over a decade. She’s more than a vendor, she understands our business model and is an industry expert. As one of the biggest in-plants in the United States, she recognizes the pressure we’re under to continually deliver award-winning quality. Debra and Kodak continue to be paramount to our success.”

Jimmy Vainstein, Sr. Project Manager GSD Printing & Multimedia at the World Bank noted: “We are very proud of our team and the high-quality work we produce day after day supporting World Bank’s poverty reduction initiatives. It is great to see such positive results as we are truly honored to be recognized by IPMA for our innovative and creative projects.”

For more information about the 2018 In-Print Awards and winning entries, please visit http://ipma.org/2018-ipma-award-winners/

Visit Kodak at the 2018 IPMA Conference at our Booth #48.

The World Bank Won a Gold Award for its Cross-Media Climate Investment Funds PPCR Virtual Realitiy Project.


By Bob Neubauer on Jun 08, 2018

Your article contains numerous errors:
1. It incorrectly implies the award ceremony already happened. It's not until Monday June 11.
2. It incorrectly calls the awards the "In-Plant Awards" in the first paragraph.
3. There were 442 entries, not "more than 450"
4. And finally, the story neglects to mention that the In-Print Awards are a partnership between IPMA and In-plant Graphics.
Thank you.


By Eric Vessels on Jun 08, 2018

Hi Bob,

This is a press release issued by Kodak (as noted above below the date). At WhatTheyThink, we don't run vendor-issued press releases as articles. They are displayed in the news area and run as-is by the issuing company.

I can get you some contacts with the Kodak PR team if you'd like to discuss this with them privately.

Look forward to seeing you at the event next week.



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