Kodak Opens New Asia Pacific Technology Center in Shanghai

Kodak opened its new Asia Pacific Technology Center in Shanghai to bring together the company’s break through technology platforms for the printing industry in Asia. The facility, which kicked-off construction in early 2014, combines demonstrations of Kodak’s leading printing platforms and solutions, a training center for employees, customers and printing sector partners, and showcases through winning applications, successful new business models.APR Center Exec Photo

 

Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke said, “It is a great privilege for Kodak to serve our customers in China. With the opening of our new technology center in Shanghai, we commit to continuously deliver to our commercial imaging and printing customers breakthrough capabilities that add efficiency, quality, reliability, and sustainability to your operations, while introducing creative business models that add value to your enterprise.”

The range of technology on demonstration at the new  1000 square meter Center includes KODAK SONORA  Process Free Plates, KODAK TRENDSETTER 800,  KODAK FLEXCEL NX System (5080W), KODAK  NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press,KODAK  PROSPER S10 Imprinting System, and KODAK  PRINERGY Workflow Print Production Software (more…)

China’s CEPIEC Inaugurates Kodak PROSPER

CEPIECCEPIEC, which was established in 1987 by the  by the Ministry of Education, is one of the largest importers and exporters of publications in China. The company’s customers cover universities, research institutions, public libraries, hospitals, corporations and government organizations in over 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China.

With an eye to modernizing their operations, including adding print-on-demand capabilities for its customers, CEPIEC recently purchase a KODAK 1000 PROSPER PRESS.  We’re very excited for their team, as they continue to break new boundaries in the marketplace. 

CEPEIC inaugurates Kodak's PROSPER 1000 Press, opening up a range of new applications, like Print-on-Demand books.

CEPIEC inaugurates Kodak’s PROSPER 1000 Press, opening up a range of new applications, like Print-on-Demand books.

 

Kodak Inaugurates SONORA Plates production line in Xiamen

The addition of the Xiamen line, adds to SONORA Plate production  in Osterode, Germany and Columbus, Ohio.

The addition of the Xiamen line, adds to SONORA Plate production in Osterode, Germany and Columbus, Ga.

Our Xiamen plant in China has always been a leader in manufacturing excellence. The plant adds to its credentials with another exciting milestone,  the inauguration of a SONORA Plates production line. The addition of the SONORA line comes as interest and adoption of these game changing plates rapidly grows. To date, over 1,000 printing companies around the world have enthusiastically made the conversion to the new technology, significantly reducing the cost and environmental impact of plate making in their operations without impacting quality and productivity.

 

 

 

Kodak Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone with the Installation of 20,000th KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head

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Kodak has reached the installation of its 20,000th award‐winning KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head, the industry’s gold standard in imaging technology. As the developers of thermal computer‐to‐plate (CTP) technology, Kodak makes the only CTP Systems that utilize KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, giving customers the competitive advantage needed to reach a higher level of stability, accuracy and reliability within their operation.

SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology has been a successful and long‐lasting part of Kodak’s portfolio, and the print industry, for almost 20 years. The technology was first introduced as the viable alternative to visible‐light CTP systems and today remains the first choice for printers looking for superior imaging technology capable of premium offset print quality. KODAK TRENDSETTER, KODAK MAGNUS and KODAK GENERATION NEWS Platesetters with SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology help to reduce chemistry usage, plate waste, remakes and make‐ready times supporting customers’ sustainability goals. (more…)

KODAK SONORA Plates Reach Growth Milestone with 1,000th Customer

Sonora Process FreeKodak today announced that it has reached a significant milestone: 1,000 customers have adopted KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates that remove the plate processing step completely without sacrificing the quality or productivity of traditional mainstream processed plates. Printing companies around the world have embraced the technology enthusiastically, leading to a rapid growth in the number of SONORA Plate customers in 2014.

Reynolds and Reynolds, based in Dayton, Ohio, is a leading printer of forms for automobile dealerships and provider of software and services that help dealerships manage business operations, is the 1,000th customer for SONORA Process Free Plates.

“We are seeing rapid growth in KODAK SONORA Plate adoption with customers energized about making the switch to process free,” said Rich Rindo, General Manager, Worldwide Graphics Marketing, and Vice President, Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Film (GECF). “This 1,000th customer milestone is further evidence that Kodak’s recent worldwide manufacturing investments are well timed and vital to ensuring our customers’ continued success with SONORA Process Free Plates.” (more…)

Kodak India and Fujito, An Enduring Partnership

Manish Jain, the founder of Singapore based Fujito Pte., Ltd is an inspiring business owner.  Since he founded the company in 2006, his dynamic enterprise has grown from just two employees to a dedicated team of 48 team members today. Over this period, the company has established itself as one of the leading Printing Technology service providers, serving fast growing markets in India, South East Asia and EAMER.

Fujito is also a key channel partner for Kodak across several Asia Pacific markets, a relationship that began in 1998. At that time, Manish was working with Printcell Imaging, which serviced the Nepal market and purchased small lots of Kodak film and chemicals. As the relationship grew stronger, Kodak was also looking to broaden its reach into Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar by partnering with a reliable and like-minded business that understood how to sell its full portfolio of printing solutions.

Always an entrepreneur, Manish quickly recognized the opportunity to expand his business. In 2007, he decided to move to Singapore and formed Fujito, a name borne out his relationship with Fuji and Toyo Inks, which supplied Mr. Jain’s printing presses in Nepal. In establishing the Fujito business in Singapore, Mr. Jain wanted to move closer to paper manufacturers –a key supplier to its business– and to Kodak’s regional offices, while capitalizing on the city state’s centrality to INSEA. (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.

Kodak Publishing Open House in Malaysia

We just wrapped up an incredible event in Malaysia last week focused on helping our publishing customers stay competitive in this dynamic market. The range of challenges, from the expansion of digital media to a host of new competitors, is daunting. Over the course of two days, over 120 participants, including Kodak publishing experts, customers and partners engaged in a robust dialogue on how to stay competitive, expand their printing capabilities and generate new revenue.

The event was a great example of how we are working with our customers to demonstrate through real world applications what’s possible. Most importantly, we had the opportunity to hear from some of our successful customers, like Ultimate Print of Malaysia, who are leading the way in creating new and creative business models in the publishing sector.  Changing the way your business operates is no doubt a complex process. We hope through forums like these we can help you ease into this important transition, not only by experiencing what Kodak has to offer, but by creating opportunities to share and exchange ideas with the larger printing ecosystem.

Thanks again to everyone that contributed to this wonderful event!