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Kodak 5260 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer Wins Product-of-the-Year Award

Press release from the issuing company

SAN DIEGO--March 27, 2002--Eastman Kodak said that its 5260 wide-format inkjet printer has received the 2002 Product of the Year Award from the Digital Printing & Image Association (DPI) in the category of output devices. The 5260 is distributed by Encad Inc., a wholly owned Kodak subsidiary and a leading innovator in digital image printing technology. Representing products that have had a major and beneficial impact on the digital graphics industry, the winners of this year'sProduct-of-the-Year competition were selected at DPI's 10th Annual Conference & Exhibit held in March, in Palm Springs, California. DPI represents over 900 digital printing and imaging firms throughout the world, with estimated total annual revenues of $2.5 billion for digital graphics and related products and services. "The Product-of-the Year Award recognizes the Kodak 5260 as the pre-eminent digital output device for the field of digital graphics - one that graphics producers feel clearly provides the definition for the industry's technology,'' stated John S. Shaw, DPI's Managing Director. Kodak 5260 Wide-Format Printer The Kodak 5260 provides speed without compromise, offering the best combination of output speed and image quality. Customers are able to blaze through print jobs without compromising image quality at up to 300 square feet per hour at 600 dots per inch. The 5260's DYNAMIC CONTONE technology produces output quality at up to 500 ft2/hr at 300 dpi that rivals the image quality of conventional 1200 dpi output. DYNAMIC CONTONE is a revolutionary image science technology that delivers six ink colors and automatically optimizes image quality by supplying up to five distinct drop sizes on an individual pixel-by-pixel basis. Now users can accept almost any job, no matter how demanding or how short the lead-time.