KODAK JAPAN TEAM GO FOR GOLD!

First Nexpress Gold Installation: Sankyo Printing Co., Ltd. Gold Solution

CUSTOMER PROFILE
Sankyo primary business focuses on high-volume printing using four Web presses. They also were a non Kodak Customer with an equipment portfolio: Screen’s workflow and Output Device, Fuji Film GS’s plate and Xerox’s POD.
BUSINESS DEMAND
With no in house solutions, Sankyo outsourced short-run printing increasing costs and quality control. Top management recognized increasing needs for short-run on demand printing and were looking for a new press to meet the market demand and to bring the work in house. Kodak Japan proposed NexPress Gold solution to reduce their costs, differentiate from competition with GOLD feature, print in house and capitalize on growing market demand.

Mr. Sugiyama, President of Sankyo, said they will proactively expand their business promoting NexPress GOLD Solution.

Kodak SEA TEAM BIG WIN!

SEA Big WinCongratulations to Kodak SEA-Malaysia Team for the installation of 1st Prosper 1000 in Malaysia! 

The pictures are for the Prosper 1000 installation at Ultimate Print.  &  “Instant News Update” Photo taken with the Sultan appears on front page of Sinar Harian Newspaper printed “on demand at real time” on New Prosper 1000.

Kodak India displays solutions at Pamex 2013

PAMEX is one of the biggest International tradeshow in India that was organized by leading printing associations, All India Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP) along with TAFCON as an Associate Organizer. The show was attended by the largest printers and print buyers, publishers, converters and end users from design houses, media production, corporate etc. with a footfall of 18000+ visitors.Kodak India Team at PAMEX 13

Kodak took this opportunity to be a part of this show to showcase its complete strength of printing solutions that included Commercial, Digital, packaging and publishing printing solutions as well as its integrated workflow solutions.

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Gold Awareness — Kodak India displays solutions, prints PamexDaily

Gold solution
Tomorrow is the Day 1 of PAMEX, a national printing tradeshow in Delhi. Kodak is going to present at Pamex 2013 with our entire range of commercial, digital, packaging and publishing solutions.

During the event, Kodak will work with the tradeshow organizer AIFMP and Tafcon to print cover sheets of PamexDaily, a Show Daily Manual, using Nexpress Gold Dry Ink and Dimensional Ink respectively. Attached is the cover page for the Day 1’s issue that will be released to all visitors tomorrow. The show is a good opportunity to procure valuable feedback from our customers.

We look forward to seeing you in PAMEX and experience the glitter gold solution of Kodak.

India’s Rachna opens up new growth opportunities

Rachna Prints, a Bhivandi-based start-up focused on pre-press, recognised an opportunity to help its customers in the very large format print market improve their productivity, while producing higher quality printing for their clients.  The company has chosen to migrate away from its conventional plate exposing process and has invested in a Kodak Trendsetter 1600, a very large format (VLF) CTP platesetter.

In an interview with PrintWeek India, Ashish Vazirani, managing director at Rachna Prints, explained why they decided to make the switchPrintWeek India Logo “We were using the conventional plate exposing technology for which film is required. Procuring a film positive of 40x56inch is expensive and a difficult task for our customer and us. Moreover, the quality achieved by using the conventional method is not very high. The important factor is time. The Kodak VLF platesetter will help in reducing the time and saving money. It will provide higher quality printing with faster turnaround and more control on the press.”

Print Newspaper industry adopts to challenges by innovating with hybrid printing applicatons

As circulation and print advertising revenues continue to decline, the question from printers today is how to create a newspaper model that is attractive to both readers and advertisers, whilst providing a healthy margin for publishers. To address this challenge, Kodak hosted 140 professionals from the Newspaper, Advertising, Distribution, and Printing industry from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and South Korea at a 3 day seminar.

Axel Springer integrates Kodak Prosper across all its German printing sites

Axel Springer integrates Kodak Prosper across all its German printing sites

A major focus of the seminar dived into how some of the world’s leading publishers are giving their web presses a new lease on life by integrating hybrid inkjet systems, like Kodak’s PROSPER S SERIES high-speed digital inkjet heads.

These hybrid systems are helping publishers offer their advertisers dynamic new ways to target their customers with variable data and targeted marketing campaigns that deliver a higher ROMI.

See how some of our customers, including Germany’s Axel Springer and China’s Shenzhen Press Group are  transforming their businesses with hybrid inkjet in these great case studies.

Kodak customers rack up 23 Awards at FTA Flexography Awards.

A big congratulations to all of our customers from from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia who took home a  total of 23 awards in six categories for  eye-catching jobs produced with KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates at 2013 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards.    Kodak customers also claimed three of the seven coveted overall “Best of Show” honors for their outstanding projects. Flexel

One of the trends noted by judges is that today’s technology is helping flexographic printing achieve photorealistic quality. Many of them indicated that flexography is continuing to rival and even surpass offset, gravure, and digital print processes.  Photos and information about all the winners can be found in the May issue of FLEXO magazine at www.flexography.org

 

Sydney’s Cojo ramps up its digital business

It’s great to see that our customers are getting  a little media spotlight for the great work they do on behalf of their clients.  Cojo, which is one of Australia’s top mailing and fulfillment service houses is currently operating two KODAK NEXPRESS machines. They were recently profiled in ProPrint magazine, where they talked about some of the major new jobs they’ve handled over the past few months. The full article is online hereProPrint_Australia

The quote below from Cojo’s Rod Jone’s is really what it’s all about:

The first one won us business. The second one has enabled us to continue adding clients to that digital offering. In order to keep up with demand, we needed a second engine, he said. There’s a general increase in demand for digital print. Because we’re a mailhouse and it’s all variable stuff, there’s increasing sophistication in the DM stuff that goes out, and that can’t be achieved with the offset-and-laser-overprint combination.