Publishing Giant Jiangxi Xinhua Printing Co. LTD acquires the first Kodak Prosper 5000 XL Press in China.

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The publishing industry in China has been experiencing double digit growth. A report released by the General Administration of Press and Publication(GAPP) states that the output of digital publishing in China, in 2011, was up by 31.6 percent year-on-year.

To better serve this demand and offer a complete digital publishing solution to its customer base, publishing giant Jiangxi Xinhua Printing has acquired a Kodak Prosper 5000XL Press.

“We are very excited with this acquisition, says: Sun Liang, General Manager Jiangxi Xinhua Printing Co.  Not only are we the first in China to bring a Prosper 5000XL Press but this technology will allow us to lead the way in providing short run,on demand color books and magazines to China.”

Photo applications: New potential sales

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In order to operate successfully in the modern printing industry which is influenced massively by digital developments, print shops have to develop their business model continuously and need to introduce innovative products – especially products which allow them to gain access to markets with strong growth and acceptable profit expectations.

The results of an InfoTrends survey – according to which the polled print shops achieved 40 to 50 percent higher profit margins on new products they offer – shows just how strong the correlation between new products and business growth actually is. Job print shops with electrophotographic digital printing equipment have the opportunity to enter one of the fastest growing markets: The market for special photographic printing products.

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How is Kodak helping its customers make more money?

Much of the focus for Kodak at drupa is to demonstrate to our customers and potential customers how Kodak is focused on driving profitable growth for their business.

In the video below, live from drupa, Kodak’s Greg Gresock demonstrates how Kodak is creating a new gold standard in digital print for its KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses with new Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions that enable true gold printing effects.  Enjoy the video:

Kompass picks Kodak

Karachi-based Kompass Packaging has signed a contract with Kodak to bring the first Flexcel NX digital flexographic system into Pakistan.The investment represents a key part of Kompass Packaging’s strategy to attempt to convert its customers from gravure to flexographic printing. Kompass Packaging chief executive Hasal Jalil said: “98% of Pakistani printing is still produced gravure. Flexo printing technology has so many more benefits – it is cheaper, more efficient and it can produce shorter runs cost-effectively. We are giving the market another option.”

The company has also bought Kodak’s Approval digital color management system and the Prinergy Powerpack workflow software to allow it to increase its digital capabilities.

The new machines are due to be installed at Kompass Packaging’s plant in Karachi in August.

Toppan Forms of Japan signs on for 4th Kodak Prosper 5000XL

Toppan Forms is our latest customer  to add another Kodak PROSPER 5000 XL Press as it seeks to support its continued growth in its information centered business. We’re especially pleased share this news as Toppan Forms is a long-time customer of Kodak Japan and they have exemplified the spirit of innovation that is taking shape across the printing industry.

Toppan Forms utilizes the PROSPER 5000XL Press as part of its personalized solution for the Japanese education publishing market. The system allows print buyers to use a fully digital workflow to cost effectively and efficiently move orders from client to completion. In addition, the PROSPER 5000XL Press plays a central role as Toppan Forms continuously offers new capabilities and services in high-speed variable-data printing.

Kodak’s latest Webinars for Packaging, Publishing and Commercial Printing

We’ve just uploaded several interesting webinars about the latest ways Kodak is leading dynamic change in Publishing, Packaging and Commercial printing to help you grow your business!

In the presentations below, you will hear about the company, our new products and technologies, plus the activities taking place at our stand.

Watch Kodak Webinar on Packaging

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Engage in lively discussions at the Kodak K-Zone at drupa

We are less than a week away from drupa and Kodak has been busy getting ready to welcome you to our very popular  Kodak K-Zone. Our interactive ‘show-within-a-show’ brings together leading graphics professionals to exchange ideas and discuss the burning issues in the print industry.

The K-Zone has hosted some very lively discussions at previous events, and is definitely something you won’t want to miss – especially at drupa.

K_zone_imageAt drupa 2012, the day will start with incisive presentations by our customers where they will share their insight on how they’re adopting innovative techniques to spur growth and on how Kodak is helping them to develop their daily businesses.

The Market Spotlight sessions will bring customers, industry experts and analysts together to discuss the latest trends and innovations. Check the full K-Zone timetable now for presentations and debates regarding your sector. You can also download a PDF version of the events calendar here.

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Are you ready for drupa, Kodak is!

Doug Edwards, President, Digital and Functional Printing Business, Kodak

Doug Edwards, President, Digital and Functional Printing Business, Kodak

In little more than a fortnight, we will be at  drupa I can’t overemphasize the importance of  drupa  to customers, partners  and Kodak. To that end, Kodak has already made significant product, services and solutions announcements and will  make more at the show.

For drupa, we have lined up exciting product demonstrations, stimulating conversations in the K-zone, and a bevy of enticing events devoted to region and industry centered discussions in the booth.

Visitors to our booth will leave it amazed by our courtesy, understanding and vitality -they will know that they can rely on Kodak to be the best partner to help them grow their businesses today and in the future.

Kodak has a wonderful portfolio of products, services and solutions that is second to none. Taking a holistic view on markets and solutions is a huge differentiator in a sea full of products “box” approaches to customer solutions.

Kodak has what it takes to be the best partner to help customers grow their business. We have the people, expertise , portfolio and services. Find out more about Kodak’s presence at Drupa in our latest newsletter.

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Kodak will paint drupa yellow – What to expect at the Show

In less than 20 days, Drupa, the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world will finally kick-off. Kodak of course will have a big presence at this event, which will  run from May 3-16th, 2012.  At Drupa, Kodak will be unveiling no less than 10 new digital solutions and more than 30 industry partners.

Which ones, you say? Well, here’s a quick review:
  • New 1000 fpm KODAK PROSPER 6000XL Press a four color press that delivers monthly print volumes of up to 160 million A4 pages.   Commercial print, direct mail, and publishing customers benefit from the industry’s fastest digital throughput on a proven inkjet printing platform.
  • New 3000 fpm KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting System boasts the highest speed in the industry for hybrid printing applications. The device enables web offset printers to increase profit by offering more digital printing applications.
  • KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology powers the new TIMSONS T-Press developed as part of Kodak’s inkjet Technology Partnership program, the TIMSONS T-Press delivers outstanding productivity, functionality, and cost-effectiveness for fully digital book printing, improving business models for book printers and publishers.

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