Phoenix Media Group Installs First KODAK PROSPER 6000 in China

Prosper 6000 largeDigital transformation continues as Phoenix leads China’s Print on Demand Market

Phoenix Publishing and Media Group (PPMG) is one of the leading publishing conglomerates in China. Over the past few years, Kodak has helped Phoenix transform into a digital operation that is better equipped to manage its vast book inventory, while also creating the capability for print-on-demand services. The integration of Kodak’s PROSPER 1000 System was the first step the company took to grow its short-run book printing operations through a Print on Demand (POD) capability.

With the POD line in full operation since November 2011, PPMG has successfully signed up more than 40 major publishers, with the capability to produce over 20,000 books a day. The company is able to commit to an average delivery time between 2-3 days. With this proven track record of success, Phoenix announced at All in Print in Shanghai, China that it is expanding its digital capabilities with the purchase of Kodak’s PROSPER 6000P System, making it the first installation in China.

Li Xue, Vice President of Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, commented: Printing digitalization and digital printing are the cornerstones of Phoenix growth strategy. During the past 3 years, Phoenix Group has excelled at POD and we continue to drive the market’s growth. The investment in the Prosper 6000 is designed to meet the increasing demand from our customers and is part of our Group’s strategic growth plans as we look to expand our on-demand print capabilities. By embracing digital, we have experienced rapid growth in our POD business and The PROSPER 6000 is a cutting-edge solution that is helping us thrive in China’s fast-changing printing market. (more…)

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!

What’s Next Start’s Now

We are very pleased to share some great news.  Kodak announced globally on September 3rd its Emergence from Chapter 11 Restructuring.  The new Kodak, is a B2B organization focused on Commercial Imaging addressing the Packaging, Commercial Print, Newspaper & Publishing, Functional Printing and Enterprise Services Segments.  See global press release here.

The new Kodak emerges as a leaner, more profitable and focused organization, right sized for the market place and to serve our customers in Asia.   During our transformation we never stopped investing in technology and innovation. Now with our combined portfolio of 7500 active patents in the Commercial Imaging Space, we have even more strength to continue to deliver superior technologies, solutions and services across our pre press and digital portfolios with one simple purpose: to create new business models that help our customers grow their businesses profitably.   

We are truly excited about building our future success together with our customers. What’s Next Start’s Now!      

       

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.”

Repro India takes the lead in the Indian Publishing Industry with India’s first Kodak Prosper 1000 Press

The publishing and trade book industry in India has been experiencing double digit growth and an increasing demand for shorter runs and on demand printing.  To better serve this demand and offer a complete book printing and publishing solution to its customer base, Repro India has acquired a Kodak Prosper 1000 Press with IOS and Hunkler finishing system as part of a complete solution which includes, Prinergy Workflow solution, Trendsetter 800 X and a Digimaster 150.

Rajeev Vohra, Director, Repro India LTD says:  The new acquisition of the Kodak Prosper 1000 Press will enable us to cater to the increasing demand from our customers to produce shorter print runs of books from 0-2000 and Kodak Prinergy Workflow Solution will give us a seamless integration with Repro’s existing PrePress solutions from multiple vendors and add a new “web based” Portal capability giving us the ability to extend our geographical reach beyond Indian shores, gaining Repro faster job turnaround times and high client availability 24 x 7.”

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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