Press On with Tad Carpenter – Episode 2

Tad Carpenter – a well-known American designer, illustrator, author and teacher is the host of our new video blog series called #PressOn. Here we will be showcasing printers from around the globe that are making the world a better place through print.

In this second episode, Tad visits Shweiki Media in San Antonio, USA to see how they use Kodak products to deliver a Hassle Free experience to all of their customers – without sacrificing quality.

Stay tuned for our next episode and remember to continue Making the World a Better Place Through Print.

Kodak launched New Press On Video Series

In Oct 2016, Kodak PSD launched a new phase of the #Press On marketing campaign, showcasing our Printer partners around the globe – celebrating their successes and highlighting their work, enabled by Kodak products such as SONORA plates, our platesetters and NexPress machines. We’re also exploring their facilities, looking at their sustainability efforts and visiting the communities in which they do business. Ultimately, we’re showing how our Printers are living the PSD vision of Making the World a Better Place Through Print.

We are very proud to unveil a new video blog series featuring our host personality, Tad Carpenter – a well-known American designer, illustrator, author and teacher. While he is not a typical print industry ‘insider,’ we chose him to represent Kodak as a vibrant, enthusiastic, print fan. In this first episode, Tad takes us on a journey through Germany, visiting two Printers – Lokay and Eversfrank – who are both doing great things with sustainable print in a country extremely focused on sustainability.

The plan is to create a series of these video blogs, travelling around the world highlighting a diverse mix of Printers, and featuring different Kodak products, print applications and industry segments. For this initial pilot, we’re focused on the US and Canada, Germany and UK.  In the near future, we will also move to Asia. Please stay in tune.

Leading by example, China’s largest publisher invests in a zero-inventory future

Kodak recently hosted an Open House in Nanjing, China at the facilities of our long-time customer, Phoenix Publishing & Media Group. If you’ve never been to Nanjing, it’s an impressive place. With over 8 million people, it is the second largest commercial center in East China. The city has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China for several periods. Since the Three Kingdoms period, it has been a leader in textiles, shipbuilding and printing.

Kodak’s William Mansfield share his insights  on how printers are profitably operating print-on-demand business models, where the business of printing books represents more than a US$35 billion opportunity, with China representing 12% of the global market.

Kodak’s William Mansfield share his insights on how printers are profitably operating print-on-demand business models, where the business of printing books represents more than a US$35 billion opportunity, with China representing 12% of the global market.

Today, Phoenix carries on the proud tradition of centuries of printing innovation in Nanjing. Established in 1991, Phoenix has become one of the most prominent publishing conglomerates in China. A position it has attained by keeping one foot in the future. Over the past several years, Phoenix has been investing in its future by creating the capability to become a leader in the Print-on-Demand (POD) publishing market. The integration of Kodak’s PROSPER 1000 System in 2011 was the first step the company took to grow its short-run book printing operations. Recently, Phoenix purchased Kodak’s new PROSPER 6000 as part of its continued investment to become a “zero-inventory” publisher. With over 40 major publishers on its POD platform and the capability to produce over 20,000 books a day, Phoenix can whisk a range of titles to buyers within 2-3 days. (more…)

Focusing on Emerging Geographies

Kodak EGThe world’s emerging geographies, which includes dynamic markets like China, India, Singapore and Brazil, are an important part of Kodak’s growth strategy for the long term. As these economies continue to expand and consumption patters grow, so to will demand for printing.

Kodak has been investing in many of these markets for some time now, whether its expanding our manufacturing capacity in China for Sonora Process Free Plates or helping our customer’s transition to new technologies, like Brazil’s Diario Do Para. To give you a glimpse into all the interesting things our customers, partners and Kodak are doing in these emerging markets, take a look at our recently launched Emerging Geographies Magazine.