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KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System Receives Prestigious 2013 InterTech Technology Award

Third InterTech Award for Kodak’s flexographic solutionsROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29—Printing Industries of America has announced that the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System is among 11 recipients of the 2013 InterTech Technology Awards, signifying its contribution to the advancement of flexographic package printing. This innovative direct laser engraving system uses energy-efficient, high-power imaging technology to produce press-ready elastomer plates and sleeves that enable both superior print quality and increased production throughput.This year’s InterTech Technology Award marks the third time Kodak has received recognition from Printing Industries of America for its flexographic solutions. In 2008, Kodak was recognized for the launch of the groundbreaking KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, and again in 2010, for its launch of KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening.“Historically, direct laser engraving systems have offered very limited throughput capability, and have been primarily used for applications that require low- to mid-level print quality,” notes Kuty Paperny, Kodak’s Worldwide Marketing Director, Flexographic Solutions. “The FLEXCEL Direct System changes the game for direct laser engraving by providing a cost-effective system that can open doors for our customers. It offers a complete solution that includes imaging, media and software—all optimized to work together in a simple, two-step process that boosts operational efficiency and print quality. This is a win-win for flexo prepress service providers and printer/converters, who are constantly looking for ways to enhance productivity while increasing shelf impact for their brand owner customers. The FLEXCEL Direct System delivers on all fronts, driving a distinct competitive advantage for our customers.”Users of the FLEXCEL Direct System agree. Girard Moravcik, President/CEO of Carey Color Inc., states, “Quite simply, Kodak’s laser diode technology has addressed all of the major issues that were limiting the use of In-the-Round (ITR), including speed, quality, material consistency and price. The KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System is outperforming our dual-laser CO2 systems by three to one in performance speed. The quick media prescan catches imperfections before engraving. Kodak’s elastomer is extremely consistent and produces exceptional quality, and the blazing imaging speed reduces product cost, bridging the gap between flat plates and sleeves. Our sleeve business has gone through the roof after the install of the FLEXCEL Direct System.”Jӧrg Günther, Sales Director of SWG (Sachsische Walzengravur GMBH), describes the business impact this innovative solution has had at his company. “We are seeing signs of our sales increasing by about 30 percent with this system in place. And even more exciting, we are exploring where we can use the FLEXCEL Direct system for other applications.”Environmental sustainability is another key benefit of this all-digital technology. Hubert Sampré, Managing Director of Miller Graphics Group, notes, “Direct engraving removes the need for solvents and uses a powerful filter to neutralize particulates, making it a very environmentally friendly flexo system. We also like the fact the high-power laser system is energy-efficient, ergonomic and simple to operate.” The FLEXCEL Direct System is the latest innovation in Kodak’s industry-leading portfolio of flexographic solutions, designed to help our customers to print better and print smarter. To learn more about the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System, please visit www.graphics.kodak.com.  About Kodak’s Commercial Imaging BusinessKodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s innovative technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com.(Kodak, Flexcel, and Digicap are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2013

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Kodak Expands Gold Reseller Network, Delivers Comprehensive Customer Service and Support

Great Western Ink now joins program to provide KODAK Solutions on the West CoastROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3—Graphic communications customers today need immediate access to products, service, and expertise. Kodak is expanding its Gold Reseller Network to more effectively meet those needs. The Gold Reseller Network is composed of highly trained and experienced channel partners who are committed to and aligned with Kodak’s vision for the graphics business. Gold Resellers will carry Kodak’s full portfolio of solutions and services for prepress and packaging customers in regions all across the United States and Canada.“Our commitment to providing world-class solutions and meeting the individual needs of our customers is what drives us every day,” said John O’Grady, Kodak’s Managing Director, U.S. and Canada Region, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The introduction of this new distribution network will give our customers access to the solutions they need from trusted, proven suppliers who understand their businesses and the nuances of the graphic communications market. We are designing this network to give us maximum coverage while complementing the existing Kodak infrastructure.” Kodak’s Gold Reseller Network includes: Advantage Litho Supply; G.E. Richards Graphic Supply; Great Western Ink; Mueller Graphic Supply; The Oldham Group; S+A Scharfstein (SAS) Graphic Supply; Spicers Canada; and Spicers Paper, Inc.The newest member of the Gold Reseller Network is Great Western Ink, based in Portland, Ore. With offices in Oregon, Washington, and California, Great Western Ink has been providing ink solutions and printing supplies to clients since 1925. “Being named a Gold Reseller by Kodak is an important step for us and will improve the service we offer our clients,” noted Keith Voigt, President, Great Western Ink. “KODAK Solutions play a key role in our extensive portfolio, and we know that our clients will benefit from this new, extended relationship. Together, Great Western Ink and Kodak will help professionals in the graphic arts market grow and succeed.”Gold Resellers help ensure that Kodak maintains more localized inventory, local distribution, enhanced sales coverage, and improved access for customers. Gold Resellers also develop important relationships with clients and are able to work with them to provide expanded services, such as financing and credit. Earlier this year, Kodak also named Spicers Canada Limited as a Gold Reseller for commercial imaging solutions across Canada. The company expanded its product portfolio and reaffirmed its commitment to providing clients with cutting-edge solutions and expertise.“Kodak has developed a solid roadmap that will allow us and our distribution partners to continue to be the best business partners and solution providers for our customers, helping them achieve their long-term business goals,” added Kodak’s O’Grady. About Commercial ImagingKodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s intelligent technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com.(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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Kodak Teams up with MPS and Reproflex3 for Exciting “Do More with 4” Live Demo at Labelexpo Americas

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 30—Kodak, MPS and Reproflex3 (R3) will host an exciting live demonstration of the latest trend in flexographic printing at the upcoming Labelexpo event in Chicago. Designed to demonstrate the power of spot color reduction for everyday flexographic print production, the collaboration will reveal how recent developments in prepress, plate and press technology can drive outstanding efficiencies in label production without sacrificing print quality and brand integrity.“It’s time to think differently about flexo printing with only four colors,” said Kodak’s Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director, Americas Region. “A spotless workflow is finally here that allows you to ‘Do More with 4’ than you ever imagined, and it can revolutionize the way you plan daily production, bringing flexibility and significant cost benefits. Kodak’s revolutionary digital flexo plate technology brings outstanding consistency, predictability and quality to flexographic printing and provides the solid foundation upon which the ‘Do More with 4’ concept is built.”R3 has worked with printers, brands and retailers extensively over the past 15 years. “Recognizing the value that SPOTLESS Printing Technology provides, R3 is delighted to be part of demonstrating just what a world without spot colors would look like,” noted Andrew Hewitson, Joint Managing Director, R3, the UK-based pre-media specialists and leading proponents of a fixed color palette spotless workflow. “Successful implementation is all about collaboration and a system approach. With the right partnership in place, brands and printers alike can take full advantage of printing with fewer spot colors, without sacrificing the all-important package design and color fidelity.”The demonstration, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, with feature presentations at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm, will feature KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates and the KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution, together with the latest MPS EF-410 Press. “The traditional technical key barriers of color gamut, image quality, consistency and registration have been overcome,” commented Eric Hoendervangers, Director at MPS. “Our next-generation printing presses are ideal for working with SPOTLESS Printing Technology, as print consistency and repeatability are facts. Thanks to MPS’s full press automation and job memory, high-quality printing is within reach for everybody.”The joint demonstration takes place at the MPS booth #927 and guides the audience through a real-world production scenario from prepress to print, with a spotless workflow. The event promises to be a “must see” at the show. For more information about Kodak at Labelexpo, please visit www.kodak.com/go/labelexpo. About MPSMPS builds printing and converting machines for the self-adhesive and packaging printing market. MPS is responsible for a large number of revolutionary innovations like Crisp.Dot Flexo printing, Quick Change Die, Automated Process Control (APC), including Job Memory and automatic plate mounting. A user-friendly interface including iControl guarantees optimal operator satisfaction. The presses are developed with the absolute focus on print quality and the lowest cost per 1,000 labels.About R3R3 is a Pre Media, Packaging Specialist based in the UK. Believing that they are more than just a repro or platemaking supplier R3, over the past 15 years, has developed a service which gives its clients a pre-press direction and a repro tool kit which drives efficiency and quality. They do this by working closely with all the pre-press elements of the flexographic print process and their extensive knowledge of workflows and colour management. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com  (Kodak, Flexcel, and Spotless are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2012

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Mondi Lindlar Improves Quality with High-Definition Flexo Printing

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 21—Mondi Lindlar, the German manufacturer of flexible packaging and packaging materials, has achieved its goal of a breakthrough improvement in flexo packaging quality thanks to Kodak Flexcel NX Plates and optimized printing process parameters.Quality breakthrough in flexo packagingAttractive packaging is vital for products to stand out and appeal to customers at the point of sale. Mondi Lindlar GmbH, a subsidiary of the Consumer Bags division that is part of the Mondi international paper and packaging corporation, was aiming to significantly improve its flexo printing quality for this reason. At the same time, the company hoped to profit from the new flexibility and offer a greater variety of packaging designs, along with shorter runs. Mondi Consumer Bags manufactures high-quality plastic and paper-based pouches, as well as rolls used to make packaging, chiefly for foodstuffs, animal fodder and non-food products.“Our customers expect a high level of flexibility and excellent print quality in ever-shorter lead times,” said Stefan Gutheil, Managing Director, Mondi Consumer Bags. “The combination of Flexcel NX Plates and the optimization of various printing process parameters have allowed the Mondi facility in Lindlar to upgrade its flexo packaging quality in line with its ambitious vision.”Dot-for-dot improvementThanks to the ultra-high definition of KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening is also supported. DIGICAP NX Screening enables a major step forward in ink transfer efficiency through the application of a micro surface texturization pattern to the surface of all elements on the FLEXCEL NX Plate. Print applications that traditionally struggle with efficient ink transfer can now enjoy higher print densities, smooth solid area ink coverage and expanded color gamut with process printing. The unique platemaking process accounts for a further advantage of FLEXCEL NX Plates: the elements on the plate are sharp and well defined and have a flat top dot structure so that variations in dot gain are reduced.Collaboration spurs high-quality print resultsThe Flexcel NX Plates can deliver more vibrant colors and a larger color gamut compared to conventional flexo printing. The options to reduce the number of colors mean more design latitude is available, as another color can now be assigned to the freed-up print station.In collaboration with several partners, including manufacturers of anilox rollers and sticky-back plate mounting tape, the printing process parameters have been optimized to realize the print quality potential in everyday production. “Whereas our conventional screens had 105lpi on average, this figure is now up to 175. The feedback from our customers regarding the superior results is unanimously positive, and we've noticed a sharp rise in demand,” said Gutheil.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximizing productivity,and more effectively managing risks.  All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com (Kodak, DigiCap, Flexcel and SquareSpot are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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REPROSERVICE Eurodigital Improves Flexo Plate Quality and Increases Productivity with the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System

prepress service provider responds to customer demand and improves efficiencyROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 18—Germany’s Reproservice Eurodigital GmbH, a member of Matthews Brand Solutions, has streamlined production and increased output after investing in the Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System.Munich-based Reproservice Eurodigital was one of the first print businesses in the world to install the system. The company supplies digital flexo plates to packaging printers and brand owners, mostly for high-quality solvent and UV flexo printing on plastic film, aluminum and other substrates. Plates for higher-fidelity presswork are typically made in 175lpi.The Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Flexographic System enables the platemaking specialist to produce flexo plates up to 1067 x 1524mm. Reproservice Eurodigital has been a user of the Flexcel NX Mid System since August 2009.All the advantages of the KODAK Flexcel NX System on a larger scaleFor Managing Director Peter Hamm, the investment decision was spurred by customer demand. “The system lets us reproduce the key 42 x 60” flexo press format. This larger plate size is essential for meeting our customers' needs and with the help of the Flexcel NX Wide System, we can now also print up to a maximum width of 1400mm without having to mount the plates twice,” said Hamm. The new system exploits the Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Imager to achieve high-resolution imaging of the FLEXCEL NX Thermal Imaging Layer. This results in a negative mask, which is laminated onto the Flexcel NX Plate in the Flexcel NX Wide Laminator, so that the sharp-edged mask image is in intimate contact with the photopolymer plate's surface. All subsequent steps with UV exposure are the same as when photopolymer flexo plates are processed in the normal way.Kodak SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, coupled with platemaking using the Flexcel NX Wide System, ensures well-defined flat top dots on the plate. This is true with even the finest highlight dots, which have sturdy bases, just like the dots of the higher tones. “With the Flexcel NX System, we no longer have to resort to a special curve to bump up the highlights,” said Hamm. “If necessary, we can even reproduce stable tonal values below 1% on the plates. Compared to classic digital LAMS technology, the tonal range is definitely larger. The sturdy dot bases guarantee consistent printing results. And screen builds explicitly adapted to one-off situations and substrates are a thing of the past.” Thanks to the ultra-high resolution of KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, the FLEXCEL NX Wide System also supports KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening. Kodak DIGICAP NX Screening is a software-based feature for the FLEXCEL NX System that enables a major step forward in ink transfer efficiency through the application of a micro surface texturization pattern to the surface of all elements on the FLEXCEL NX Plate. Print applications that traditionally struggle with efficient ink transfer can now enjoy higher print densities, smooth solid area ink coverage and expanded color gamut with process printing. Feedback from printers that have already purchased FLEXCEL NX Plates from Reproservice Eurodigital confirms the potential 25% increase in the ink densities printed, and emphasizes the newly mastered ability to print finer highlights. According to Hamm, flexo printers are impressed by the high on-press stability of the Flexcel NX Plates. The majority of orders received are for 1.14 or 1.7mm-thick plates, however Reproservice Eurodigital can also supply Flexcel NX plates 2.28 or 2.72 mm thick.Larger size, greater flexibility and productivityThe larger format enables Reproservice Eurodigital to transfer jobs which previously would have been turned down on account of the size from LAMS systems to high-quality Flexcel NX technology. In addition, more color separations on one plate are now possible for jobs with smaller sizes.The Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System has had a significant commercial impact at Reproservice Eurodigital. Its unique quality and wider format is helping the company to win new customers.The company has also seen an increase in productivity. “If we use DigiCap NX Screening, the full format is imaged in just eight minutes. That’s the equivalent of almost thirteen square meters an hour,” said Hamm. “In other words, the Flexcel NX Wide System gives us roughly three times the imaging productivity of the latest generation of LAMS CTP systems at the high end of the market.”Reproservice Eurodigital is a reputed supplier of Flexcel NX Plates to more than 20 packaging printers. Digital flexo plates from Kodak account for more than half of the firm's flexo platemaking activities, and the performance of the new Flexcel NX Wide System suggests that this share is set to increase further.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximizing productivity,and more effectively managing risks.  All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About ReproserviceReproservice Eurodigital GmbH (www.reproservice.net), established in 1983, is a subsidiary of Matthews Brand Solutions Europe and Asia. Matthews Brand Solutions Europe operates a network of packaging trade shops in Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Austria, Poland, and a number of other countries. Package design, package reproduction, and brand solutions are important elements of the Reproservice portfolio along with platemaking for flexo, letterpress, and offset, as well as the provision of print-ready data for gravure packaging printing. Based in Munich, the company has 32 staff serving mainly clients in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.Image of Peter Hamm, Managing Director of REPROSERVICE Eurodigital GmbH. Reproservice has streamlined production and increased output after investing in the Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak, DigiCap, Flexcel and SquareSpot are registered trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Helps Cosalco Celebrate 25 Years of Service in Central America

Dr. John Anderson of Kodak delivers keynote presentationROCHESTER, N.Y., June 27—For 25 years, Cosalco has been serving Costa Rica and Central America as a leading distributor of flexographic printing and packaging solutions. The company recently celebrated this 25-year milestone with a three-day event on May 23-25 that featured a variety of educational presentations from its partners in flexo presses, plates, materials, inks, and related products. Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director for the Americas, Kodak, kicked off the event as keynote speaker, talking about trends in the flexo market and the advantages of Kodak’s packaging portfolio. Anderson described Kodak’s integrated approach for flexo customers, including professional services, portal products, workflow, and proofing for offset, digital and flexo solutions. He also talked about the award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System and the recently introduced KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System.“We have seen notable changes in technology over the past 25 years in serving packaging trade shops and commercial printers,” said Alvaro Lopez, President of the Cosalco Group. “Making investments in new cutting-edge technologies, such as the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, has empowered printers to bring additional value to their clients around the world, and in doing so, to their businesses as well.” “This was a great event with a very international lineup of speakers from the Americas and Europe, and it was a great honor to support Cosalco, which focuses on building long-term partnerships and providing the best possible solutions to their customers in a world that too often is focused on the quick sale,” noted Anderson. “I have worked with Cosalco for quite some time now, and enjoy talking to their customers and hearing firsthand what the FLEXCEL NX System and Cosalco have done to help them grow their business. It’s an exciting time with lots of growth in flexible packaging in the Central American region.”The FLEXCEL NX System is a complete solution for digital platemaking that enables users to truly push the boundaries of flexo printing. The system uses a unique combination of advanced imaging technology and materials science to produce plates that deliver outstanding on-press performance. The FLEXCEL NX System enables customers to grow their business through differentiated print quality; reduce costs through production efficiencies; and support sustainability goals through reduced waste.The FLEXCEL NX Wide System delivers all the features and benefits of the current FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System in a larger format—up to 42 inches by 60 inches—allowing printers and trade houses to produce a wider range of package sizes or increase efficiency though the ability to optimize job layout on one plate. The FLEXCEL NX System, including the new FLEXCEL NX Wide System, dramatically increases the quality and efficiency of flexographic printing, for applications including tags and labels, folding cartons, and flexible packages, while also offering improved productivity and predictability on press.KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening is an award-winning addition to the FLEXCEL NX System that elevates the visual impact and efficiency of flexographic printing to a new level. Its application to KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates enables customers to achieve significantly higher print densities, smoother solid area ink coverage, and expanded color gamut with process printing.“Our customers rely on us for our expertise and our relationships with leading suppliers such as Kodak,” added Lopez. “This event was our way of giving back to our customers, and helping them to gain more insight into the market trends and opportunities for growth. It’s been an exciting 25 years in our business, and we look forward to many more.” About Kodak’s Graphic Communications SolutionsIn the graphic communications industry, Kodak has the broadest portfolio of integrated solutions spanning prepress, digital printing, unified workflow, document imaging, and service and support. Kodak serves customers in a variety of markets, including printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise. Kodak offers both conventional and digital solutions within a unified workflow that provide offset-class reliability, productivity, total cost of ownership, and quality. These solutions enable a wide range of applications, including books, catalogs, newspapers, and magazines; direct mail and TransPromo; flexible packaging and tags and labels; and much more.Kodak is focused on being the best partner to help customers grow their business. Kodak’s solutions help customers improve production efficiency, maximize return on marketing investment, expand their capabilities, and develop new revenue opportunities. Kodak helps customers provide greater value for their clients.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity, and more effectively manage risks.  For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com.(Kodak, Flexcel, and Digicap are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Flexes Award-Winning Packaging Solutions Portfolio and Customer Successes at INFO FLEX 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Apr. 29—At INFO*FLEX 2011, package printers, trade shops and brand owners looking to do more with less in their flexo printing operations will find value in Kodak’s industry expertise and packaging solutions portfolio showcased in booth 701/800. Kodak will spotlight the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System, KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions for Packaging and new KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solutions, all designed to help customers lower costs, improve quality, streamline production and create high-impact packaging to drive growth, revenue and profit opportunities.       Kodak will feature Flexo applications including labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and lenticular printing. FTA INFO*FLEX/Forums takes place on April 30–May 3, 2011, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Kodak invites attendees to the Forum Preview Reception on April 30, 2011, for an evening of networking and a preview of what Kodak will share at Forum 2011. Reception attendees will hear from Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director, Americas, Kodak, and learn how to make the most out of Kodak’s Flexo solutions while driving business growth and profitability. To learn more about the reception or to register, visit: http://www.regonline.com/kodakinfoflexreception.       “Today’s label and packaging printers and brand owners are continually looking for ways to do more with less—specifically with regards to flexo printing,” noted Dr. Anderson. “INFO*FLEX Expo is the perfect opportunity for our customers to learn about our latest technologies, best practices and recent successes. We’re excited to work side-by-side with our customers to show strong growth and provide exciting opportunities around every corner.”      Scheduled to speak at this year’s conference is Nick Brunk, National Sales Manager, Packaging Segment, Kodak. Brunk’s presentation, titled "More with Less: A Flexography Fable," will take place at the INFO*FLEX Forum Presentation Theater on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 4:05 to 4:20 p.m. On Monday, May 2, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jean Engelke, past Chair of Forum and current Future Product Marketing Manager at Kodak, will speak at the Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) Session.Kodak will offer attendees a preview of the new KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solutions—an intuitive, customer friendly solution for the generation of accurate process color recipes for spot color replacement in flexo printing. The solution enables customers to more easily take advantage of the expanded color gamut, production efficiency and cost saving benefits enabled by KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plate technology.KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates, through greater print stability, higher densities and expanded color gamut, enable greater use of four color process printing and replacement of many spot colors. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, accurate recipes for spot color replacement are required that take into account the unique highlight characteristics (minimum printed dot) of wide web flexo printing. The KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solutions enable characterization of specific print conditions and the generation of recipe libraries for spot color replacement.Kodak recently expanded its family of flexo solutions, introducing the KODAK FLEXCEL SRX System and previewing the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System. These new devices join the award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System in the KODAK Flexographic Product line, addressing different needs—from narrow to wide formats—in the very diverse package printing market. Regardless of the design or line screen, KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic Plates with InterTech Award-winning KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening enable higher print densities, better print contrast, and cleaner tones for a broad range of applications while improving production efficiencies and reducing costs.For packaging proofing needs, the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System provides a robust, proven option for packaging professionals. Optimized for the FLEXCEL NX System, it enables package printers to reduce time to market, save money on flexographic plates, and more accurately meet customer expectations with digital proofs matching color and imaging on press.Leveraging the power of KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions, which include KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow, KODAK INSITE Solutions and KODAK COLORFLOW Software, package printers have a robust, modular and scalable solution that can streamline production while reducing cost and improving efficiency. “We’re excited to share our diverse portfolio of packaging solutions with our customers to demonstrate the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System's improved production efficiencies, superior print quality, higher densities, more vibrant colors, and consistent results.” said Brunk.Kodak also provides a number of services for packaging customers using the FLEXCEL NX System, DIGICAP NX Screening and KODAK DITR Film, including implementation, start-up assistance, training and coaching.With premier package printing solutions, Kodak offers the broadest portfolio of products and services that enable customers to drive business growth while maximizing shelf impact and production efficiencies. Visit our booth to learn more about our innovative technologies including workflow, color proofing solutions, award winning FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System and view live demonstrations. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/packaging.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to control costs, maximize productivity and minimize business risk. All KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.To learn more, visit www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at www.kodak.com/go/followus.More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at www.kodakgallery.com.Choose from the widest selection of KODAK Digital Cameras, All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Pocket Video Cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.(Kodak, Flexcel, Spotless, DigiCap, Approval, Prinergy Powerpack, InSite, and Colorflow are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Discusses How FLEXCEL NX System Can Increase Revenue and Lower Costs at Institut des Graphic du Québec Open House

Live Demo shows the powerful potential of the FLEXCEL NX SystemROCHESTER, N.Y., April 25—Attendees of the Institut des Graphic du Québec (ICGQ) Open House will learn about the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System, which helps package printers, tradeshops, and brand owners create high impact packaging with improved print quality, while streamlining production and decreasing operating costs. Kodak helps packaging customers uncover new revenue and profit opportunities with flexographic solutions for the label, flexible packaging, and folding carton segments.The event, held on April 27 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, will feature live demonstrations of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates on press and two identical sessions with presentations from Kodak and other leading flexo solution suppliers.Kodak packaging experts will be available at the event to consult and discuss packaging opportunities. People interested in attending can register here (http://bit.ly/erUzEU). “The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System takes flexographic technology to new heights,” said Doug Weiss, Kodak Packaging Business Development Manager and presenter at the Open House. “Attendees will see how the unique characteristics of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates overcome many of the traditional flexo challenges, and help our customers be more successful.”A virtual demonstration of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System can be seen here (http://bit.ly/eNuSrk) and a video of Kodak customer, Packstar, discussing the system’s advantages can be seen here (http://bit.ly/nUwdc). The award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System is a key element in Kodak’s flexographic product line, which addresses a variety of needs—from narrow to wide formats—in the very diverse package printing market. Regardless of the design or line screen, KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic Plates with InterTech Award-winning KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening enable higher print densities, better print contrast, and cleaner tones for a broad range of applications, while improving production efficiencies and helping reduce costs.With premier package printing solutions, Kodak offers the broadest portfolio of products and services that enable customers to drive business growth through increased shelf impact and production efficiencies. For proofing needs, the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System provides a robust, proven option for packaging professionals. Optimized for the FLEXCEL NX System, it enables package printers to reduce time to market, save money on flexographic plates, and more accurately meet customer expectations with digital proofs matching color and imaging on press.Leveraging the power of KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions, which include KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow, KODAK INSITE Solutions and KODAK COLORFLOW Software, package printers have a robust, modular and scalable solution that can streamline production while reducing cost and improving efficiency. “Kodak has a strong portfolio of packaging solutions that help customers succeed across a variety of applications,” said Mace Hoover, Canada National Sales Manager. “We’re pleased that the ICGQ invited Kodak to this important industry event to showcase our packaging solutions.” For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/packaging.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.To learn more, visit www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at www.kodak.com/go/followus.More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at www.kodakgallery.com.Choose from the widest selection of KODAK Digital Cameras, All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Pocket Video Cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.(Kodak, Flexcel NX, Digicap NX, Prinergy Powerpack, Insite, and Colorfow are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011