2014 Korea Kick Off Meeting

In mid of February, the Kodak team in Korea including sales, marketing, management team of 14 channel partners and its key customers convened in a Kick Off meeting held at the Grand Hilton Seoul in Korea to start the year by aligning on printing market situation and directions for 2014 as well as, equipping the team with business skills on how to optimize opportunity with Kodak solution in each of the sessions; Sonora XP, New CTP & UWS, Hybrid printing, NexPress Gold solution and Flexcel NX for Packaging. Key resource speakers were experts from Kodak Korea.

Korea team did celebrating CTP deal of 2014 with channel & end user and provide useful success stories & samples to participants.Contract

An exciting future in store for package printing

 

Kodak's Doug Edwards and Bing Wang address delegates at the  Flexo Association of China's Annual conference

Kodak’s Doug Edwards and Bing Wang address delegates at the Flexo Association of China’s Annual conference

Kodak’s Doug Edwards was recently in China for the Flexo Association’s Annual Meeting to talk about the future of flexography in package printing.  He noted that over the past five years, the packaging market has grown from $237B to $307B with emerging markets like China powering this expansion. Today, Flexo printing comprises 39% of the packaging printing market and is growing at a rate of 2-4% per year. Doug attributes Flexo’s increasing share of the market to some of the big improvements in technology, including Kodak’s Squarespot technology, which delivers improved tonal reproduction and excellent print stability across a range of packaging substrates.  Looking into the future of packaging, Doug discussed the opportunity to create a range of innovative new packaging applications, including, smart packaging embedded with sensors and printing solutions that are enabling greater brand protection.  Imagine food packaging that could tell consumers if a bag of food had been out of the refrigerator too long.   To learn more about Kodak’s solutions for smart packaging and brand protection, visit www.kodak.com/go/brandprotection

What’s Next Start’s Now

We are very pleased to share some great news.  Kodak announced globally on September 3rd its Emergence from Chapter 11 Restructuring.  The new Kodak, is a B2B organization focused on Commercial Imaging addressing the Packaging, Commercial Print, Newspaper & Publishing, Functional Printing and Enterprise Services Segments.  See global press release here.

The new Kodak emerges as a leaner, more profitable and focused organization, right sized for the market place and to serve our customers in Asia.   During our transformation we never stopped investing in technology and innovation. Now with our combined portfolio of 7500 active patents in the Commercial Imaging Space, we have even more strength to continue to deliver superior technologies, solutions and services across our pre press and digital portfolios with one simple purpose: to create new business models that help our customers grow their businesses profitably.   

We are truly excited about building our future success together with our customers. What’s Next Start’s Now!      

       

China’s pharmaceutical packaging regulations bring new opportunities for Jinan Hongjinlong

Jinan Hongjinlong has been producing pharamaceutical packaging for 15 years. With new requirements from the government, Jinan Hongjinlong needed to integrate security and tracking features onto their existing packaging. The Kodak Versamark D Series imprinting systems delivers the speed, quality and small font/point size needed for the security and barcoding features.