All that is Gold…..

Print21Historically, gold leaf or gold foil was a prohibitively expensive way of achieving gold effects in printing. But soon gold will be available to everyone, thanks to KODAK NEXPRESS Gold Dry Ink, a unique option for the NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions that adds a gold metallic, sparkle effect for applications such as direct mail, magazine and catalog covers, certificates, photos, tickets, and other special projects.

To showcase Gold Dry Ink, Kodak collaborated with five different magazines around the world to create special covers that feature the attention-getting gold effects, including Australia’s Print 21 magazine.

Patrick Howard, Print21’s publisher commented:

“Our cover image was specially selected to highlight the creative possibilities of the gold ink. The pigments in the Gold Dry Ink produce a sparkle effect that is similar to that achieved with offset metallic inks. The Gold solution follows the pattern already set by Kodak with its dimensional printing effect, utilizing the Fifth Imaging Unit of the press to add decorative or tactile layers to the CMYK inks.”

Kodak’s Chris Payne Speaks with PrintWeek about Kodak’s Commercial Focus

Following the recent announcement Kodak made about sale of our Personal and Document Imaging Business, Chris Payne, Kodak’s vice President of commercial marketing spent time with PrintWeek Magazine to provide additional context around the company’s focus on commercial printing.  You can link to the full interview with Chris by going to PrintWeek.

Here’s an excellent quote from Chris that clearly shows why Kodak will continue to be a leader in the commercial sector:

 “The market is changing and we believe there is a very good long-term opportunity not only for where we are today but for as we move our business forward.  We had a very good drupa—the response from customers to our technologies, our products and solutions was better than we thought. It’s very clear that we have a lot of things that we can offer to our customers that drive value to their business.”

Kodak Takes Next Steps Toward Successful Emergence

Kodak outlined its next steps toward a successful emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization as a company focused on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterprise services. Accordingly, the company has decided to initiate sales processes for its market-leading Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses.

Kodak believes that the sale of these assets, as well as continued cost-cutting initiatives, curtailment of its legacy liabilities, and the monetization of the company’s digital imaging patent portfolio, will be significant milestones toward completing the company’s reorganization and emergence from Chapter 11 during 2013.

You can read the full press release in multiple languages here: English Chinese and Japanese.