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ArtCenter switches to KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates and KODAK NEXPRESS Light Black HD Dry Inks

In order to maximise customer loyalty by providing optimum quality in conjunction with reduced environmental impact, ArtCenter has switched to using KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates , invested in a Baum feeder to work alongside its KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Digital Production Color Press , and made the decision to use KODAK NEXPRESS Light Black HD Dry Inks to further increase the quality of its digital printing. These updated technologies complement ArtCenter's already existing portfolio of KODAK Products, which have all been adopted in the company's pursuit of the highest quality and performance at all times.A 360 degree KODAK SolutionArtCenter was established in 1999 as the result of the merger of two companies with twenty years' experience - one an expert in photolithography and the other a specialist in photocomposition. A partnership with the advertising agency Winning Associati was consolidated after this, in 2006. Both companies are based in Bernareggio, in the Monza Brianza area of Italy, and are managed by several partners."The integration between ArtCenter, which carries out digital printing and service activities, and Winning Associati is perfect, because it allows the agency to suggest digital printing and the company handling production to use the agency's creativity for its own customers. We have twenty people in production and ten in the agency," explain Arnaldo Passeri and Massimo Morini, co-owners of ArtCenter and Winning Associati.As a company offering digital printing applications including brochures, technical and fashion catalogues, promotions, instruction manuals and print campaigns, as well as making plates for customers working with offset printers, ArtCenter utilises an extensive range of KODAK Solutions. For offset, the company uses KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates and one KODAK LOTEM 800 II Quantum Platesetter with multi-cassette units. For digital printing, the company has been using a KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Digital Production Color Press since 2009, providing customers with printed products indistinguishable from those obtained with offset printing, on any type of paper. To manage such a varied range of activities, ArtCenter also uses KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software.New plates for new customer demands and digital printing for flexible solutions and reduced wasteArtCenter recently decided to switch to KODAK TRILLIAN SP Plates to keep up with the changing needs of its customers. As Arnaldo Passeri explains, "The plates we used before were not resistant enough for UV printing, which some of our customers use. With the TRILLIAN SP Plates, baking is no longer necessary for UV printing, and the printers that we supply are really pleased with the quality of results obtained. One of the major advantages of the high-performance TRILLIAN SP Plates is the fact that they require less chemistry to process and eliminate the need for baking, further reducing environmental impact."Having invested in a KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Press in 2009 in order to stand out from other printers in the region by offering to print on all types of paper, including matte and glossy coated papers, uncoated paper, recycled paper, embossed cardboard and paper with pearlescent and metallic surfaces, ArtCenter has recently enhanced its capabilities even further. ArtCenter customers can now choose from glossing, with the KODAK NEXPRESS Glossing Unit, matte varnishing with reservation, and dimensional printing."However, there was another feature that convinced us to choose Kodak: sheet size and speed. We can print five colours in-line at a speed of 2,500 steps per hour and a maximum sheet size of 350 x 500 mm (13.78 x 19.68 inches). A few months ago, in response to requests for 3- or 4-leaf or even larger jobs, we decided to extend this format capacity, and installed a Baum feeder in-line with the KODAK NEXPRESS Press. Now we can comfortably print covers with fly-leaves in sizes of up to 350 x 920 mm (13.78 x 36.22 inches)", adds Arnaldo Passeri.The company also decided to switch to KODAK NEXPRESS Light Black HD Dry Inks earlier this year, to further increase the quality of its digital printing. These inks produce tones that are more consistent with skin tones while still maintaining superb detail and more realistic neutral and grey tones. This solution uses proprietary algorithms that replace specific colours with light black and is ideal for printing high-level commercial images for photographic applications and marketing materials. The fact that these inks are much thinner also provides ArtCenter with greater resolution in CMYK printing.Quality guaranteed and reduced environmental impactAlways anxious to improve performance, ArtCenter has constantly updated its technologies in pursuit of its primary objective of quality at all times, "making us more competitive and ensuring customer loyalty. We want to satisfy our customers in the best possible way, and the KODAK Systems that we use all allow us to do that. We now have firm environmental credentials thanks to the TRILLIAN SP Plates, and we're able to offer the flexibility of digital printing whilst ensuring the highest level of quality, thanks to our KODAK NEXPRESS Press solution. We love our work, and our possibilities are now endless thanks to Kodak's technology." says Arnaldo Passeri."ArtCenter has a positive outlook for the future: the company is certain that digital printing will be used more and more, and that the quality provided for digital plates and print jobs will see orders increase, supported by timely and precise assistance from our Kodak service engineers. ArtCenter demonstrates with concrete facts the Kodak philosophy that allows users to update their digital printing system in the field based on their needs," says Alfredo Lorenzini, Kodak Marketing Manager, Commercial Business, Mediterranean Cluster.#About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com , follow us on Twitter @Kodak , or like us on Facebook at KodakNow .(Kodak, Trillian, Lotem, Prinergy and Nexpress are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)

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KPB Printing Finds Winning Combination with KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter and KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 5 — KPB Printing, a Colorado-based printing and graphics company, is saving time and money for its customers by combining the KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter with KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates.KPB Printing has long provided digital and offset printing services for Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, primarily serving non-profit organizations and ministries. In a competitive market with limited budgets, KPB sought to find a more cost-efficient solution to serve its customer base. The company quickly recognized the potential advantages of combining KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter and KODAK SONORA Plates.  KPB moved forward with a bold dual implementation and immediately began to see a return on its investment.“Our customers were asking for more cost-efficient printing with shorter turn-around times than we could previously accommodate,” said Kirk Young, Production Manager, KPB Printing. “Now, we can provide the high-quality print our customers need quickly and at a very competitive price.”The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter gives KPB rapid and reliable platemaking capability that works seamlessly with KODAK SONORA XP Plates.  “We used to travel to a service bureau 15 minutes away to get plates made. With the KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter and KODAK SONORA XP Plates, we can run four-color plates in the same time it used to take us just to get to the service bureau,” Young noted.The use of SONORA Plates also delivers environmental benefits by eliminating the need for processing chemicals.  “While efficiency was a top priority, we also wanted to find a process-free solution. With SONORA XP Plates, these two priorities are no longer mutually exclusive,” Young added.“The combined economic and environmental benefit of an investment in KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters with KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates has become increasingly popular with printers around the world,” said Todd Bigger, Director, Worldwide Product Management, Graphics Solutions, Kodak. “The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter and KODAK SONORA XP Plates were designed to complement one another, so we expect more printing companies to follow KPB Printing’s lead in deploying these solutions together.”#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK, ACHIEVE AND SONORA are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Trade Media Contact: Barbara Willans, barbara.willans@kodak.com, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383U.S. and Canada Region Contact: Michele Laird-Williams, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com, +1 845-641-10182014

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Continental Web Press Enhances Customization Capabilities with Addition of KODAK PROSPER S-Series System

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21 —Continental Web Press, a Chicago-based commercial web offset printer specializing in catalogs, direct mail and inserts, is extending its use of Kodak technology with the latest installment of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System. As a Kodak customer of 41 years, Continental Web Press is turning to the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System to provide its customers with greater customization capabilities, enabling them to increase sales, shorten time to market and improve response rates for their direct mail and other marketing campaigns.With years of printing experience, Continental Web Press is a one-stop shop that specializes in a range of integrated solutions from production to fulfillment. The company, a G7 Printer, produces high-quality applications such as catalogues, newspaper inserts, magazines, direct mail and marketing collateral. With the addition of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System, Continental Web Press can provide customers with variable data printing that allows them to complete larger customizable runs with great efficiency.“Marketers and advertisers need more personalized materials to reach and influence customers and prospects,” said Ken Field, Executive Vice President and owner, Continental Web Press. “With variable data printing they can eliminate the generic ‘Dear Customer’ lead. Variable data enables a deeper layer of personalization of direct mail and marketing, which makes it more impactful and leads to increased response rates and more sales. With the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System, we are providing our customers with greater flexibility and a new level of customization that is needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive market.”The KODAK PROSPER S-Series System offers high-quality in variable printing, delivering high resolution variable print in the hybrid digital printing product line with speeds matching those of a web offset press in a single pass. The KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System features pigment-based ink with excellent permanence on a variety of commercial substrates, providing scratch, fade and water resistance. With easy integration into existing production processes, the KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System facilitates full utilization of current investments in web offset and web finishing equipment while simultaneously helping to boost your bottom line with new, higher-value digital capabilities. As an extremely flexible, variable data imprinting solution for high-volume direct mail applications, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System enables customers to produce more creative pieces with a lower cost of operation, shortened turnaround times and increased productivity.“We’re proud that Continental Web Press has expanded our relationship with the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System because it demonstrates how print can be used as an impactful tool to relate and engage with today’s consumers,” said Rick Mazur, Regional Business Manager, Inkjet Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. “Continental Web Press has been a valued partner of Kodak’s for years and we look forward to continuing our relationship by providing them with the technology needed to deliver value and high-quality solutions to their customers.”In addition to the new KODAK PROSPER S-Series System, Continental Web Press also utilizes the KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press and KODAK CTP  Platesetters  and KODAK Offset Plates for its web press printing to improve image consistency.As further testament to the company’s industry dedication, Continental Web Press was recognized with a recent NAPCO award for their long standing support and commitment to the advance of graphics in the industry during the Gold Ink Awards at GRAPH EXPO 14.To learn more about Continental Web Press’ adoption of the KODAK PROSPER S-Series System, or for photos of their operations, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-uXWVJjIrE.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.Media Contacts: Michele Laird-Williams, Kodak, +1 845-641-1018, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com Kristin Johnston, LPP, +1 512-638-5315, kristin_johnston@lpp.com2014

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Hold the press! Kodak set for a prosperous WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2014

Kodak’s world-leading newspaper printing technology to be exhibited in hall 11, stand 560EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, September 3 — Kodak has announced that it will be exhibiting at this year’s WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo, to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 13 - 15 October.At this year’s show, Kodak is excited to be showing the new CTP automation capabilities on its KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter, which will be running KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates live for this year’s attendees. Kodak will also be discussing how customers can increase quality, efficiencies and value within newspaper printing using the brand new KODAK PROSPER 6000P Press, as well as the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System and KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates. For the second year running Kodak will be showcasing its digital newspaper portfolio and samples at the Digital Pavilion, in Hall 11, allowing visitors to hear first-hand how Kodak’s cutting-edge technology can used for full page, digital newspapers and targeted short-run newspapers for remote distribution. “Kodak’s deep understanding of the whole printing process will be clear for all to see at this year’s show. We’re unique in that we can provide both offset and digital inkjet newspaper solutions. Not only that, but we use our own intellectual property, and manufacture our own consumables and equipment, as well as the raw imaging technology such as thermal heads for our platesetters and inkjet heads for our inkjet presses. It’s the expertise that this experience of every aspect of the printing process brings that makes us stand out from our competitors.” said Philip Cullimore, Regional Managing Director EAMER.Added automation - KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter Kodak’s new CTP automation capabilities enable customers using the KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter to meet their business needs, drive maximum productivity and reduce labor costs. The new optional Single Cassette Unit (SCU) is now available as an add-on to allow automated plate loading and unloading of up to 150 plates per hour (productivity may be influenced based on job ticket specifications) with slip sheet removal and automatic plate rotation.With the addition of the SCU option, these modular KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters are now available in semi-automatic, auto unload, autoloader and single cassette unit configurations. This added layer of automation provides customers with the ability to experience high-quality, reliable plate making while achieving uninterrupted, unattended operation for up to three hours, a reduction of prepress labor, faster time to press, and the option to bypass automation for maximum uptime.Eliminating processing - the KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plate Completely eliminating processing not only reduces the chemistry, equipment maintenance, and energy costs of processing, it improves process control for greater quality and more efficient operations, reduces environmental impact, and improves profitability. Specifically designed for newspaper applications, SONORA NEWS Plates work well in both manual and highly automated platemaking environments and enable newspaper printers to get their jobs to press quickly by eliminating the time needed for traditional processing. SONORA NEWS Plates offer very fast imaging speeds, which visitors will be able to see demonstrated on the TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter on the stand. The plates can image at up to 240 plates per hour on the KODAK GENERATION NEWS Platesetter, fast enough for some of the larger newspaper operations. Exceeding industry standards – the KODAK PROSPER 6000P Press Kodak continues to exceed industry standards in digital color print with the introduction of the KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses. With new innovations in transport, drying, and writing systems, combined with advanced press management technology, the PROSPER 6000 Presses are a completely new product offering that deliver high levels of reliability, print speed and application flexibility. Newspaper printers and publishers need to drive innovation and leverage technology to gain a competitive advantage. KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses make it possible to reach new audiences more efficiently, while streamlining print runs and adapting print editions to target different readers. Digitally printed newspapers are the same size as offset versions and have the same look and feel, offering a high-quality appearance that is readily accepted by advertisers and readers. The 6000 Presses allow multiple newspaper titles to be produced in very short runs. The right number of newspaper editions needed for each outlet can be produced with sufficiently high productivity for medium-sized markets: 15–20,000 newspapers. Maximizing variable data capabilities - the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System For applying elements of variable data, there is the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System. At up to 3000 fpm (900 mpm), it is the higher-performance choice for newspaper hybrid printing.Customers can use the PROSPER S-Series System to help increase circulation and provide new variable data advertising services and imprint other variable components including consecutive lottery numbers, variable QR codes, and changing artwork, across a width of up to 10.56cm at full production speed. “Our PROSPER S-Series System is opening up a whole new layer of creativity within the newspaper printing industry. The heads allow a traditional product to be brought right into the 21st Century”, adds Mr Cullimore. A hot topic - the KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plate Helping to improve competitiveness and sustainability for newspapers are the KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates, which provide the print quality and stability of thermal plates, while enabling printers to eliminate the preheat and prewash from processing to save electricity and water and reduce process variability. THERMALNEWS PT Plates enable newspapers that are not ready to switch to a process free plate to reduce operational costs, time, variability and environmental impact.Violet plates must utilise a preheat step, but THERMALNEWS PT Plates eliminate this step, letting printers achieve greater stability and more consistent quality while maintaining productivity. Removing preheat can cut energy usage by up to 60%. Similarly, by eliminating the prewash step, the water consumption in processing is reduced by 50%, whilst using equal or less developer. THERMALNEWS PT Plates can be used with a no preheat, no prewash thermal plate processor, such as the compact KODAK T-HDX Plate Processor, or the plate can be processed through a standard processor with the preheat turned off for energy savings, or turned on for longer run lengths. Without the preheat, THERMALNEWS PT Plates can achieve the same run lengths as KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Digital Plates, with up to 200,000 impressions. Plus, for those newspapers requiring longer runs, 350,000 impressions can be achieved when used with preheat, and even longer runs are possible with baking.Enhanced features - Wobe’s wNewsNet Workflow 7Kodak will also be exhibiting the latest newspaper workflow from wobe-team. wNewsNet Workflow 7, combines faster planning capabilities with more automated processes, web based product planning and overall ease of use to ensure that all digital production data in a newspaper prepress department is effectively and easily managed. New additions include the wNewsNet 7 page pair engine, which handles 8-up pairing and beyond by calculating the page assignment automatically according to freely definable folding schemes. The new wNewsNet-Portal solution offers modules for Product planning, PDF file upload, online preflight check and customer approval, all this within the web browser. By this a print house gets the tools to streamline how they work together with their customers.Kodak’s overall approach to the newspaper market includes offset and digital solutions that enable customers and partners to create the most appropriate solutions for their business needs. We are excited to showcase the technologies and samples at the IFRA event.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. (Kodak, Prosper, Trendsetter News, Thermalnews, Thermalnews Gold, Sonora News and Generation News are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)About wobe-team wobe-team GmbH, established in 1999, is the service and consulting company for newspaper customers. The wobe-team launches Kodak solutions and consults customers and trading partners.(wobe-team, wNewsNet are trademarks of wobe-team GmbH.)Media Contacts: Gill Beard, Kodak, Gillian.beard@kodak.com, +44 (0)192 365 2727 James Harris, Lucre, Kodak@lucre.co.uk, +44 (0)208 741 5900 2014

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Process-free Plates Simplifying Many Aspects of the Print Production Process

Samson Druck is setting new standards in production efficiency, quality and sustainability with the process-free KODAK SONORA XP Plate supplied by manroland ÖsterreichEYSINS, SWITZERLAND, 30 July – The small town of St. Margarethen in the Austrian state of Salzburg is home to a company with national and international ambitions. Samson Druck GmbH has established a successful presence in several markets thanks to its full-service offering and a relentless focus on quality. All prepress, printing, finishing and print handling activities, including binding, lettershop tasks and a clever mail order service, are carried out in-house. The company also boasts dynamic warehouse and delivery logistics. Customers from all over Austria and Europe – primarily in Switzerland and Britain – are eager to use these services. It is an owner-managed company with 100 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 14 million, with a customer base including many international corporations. Working on their behalf, Samson Druck delivers its graphical products throughout Europe and the world.60,000 square metres process-freeOffset sheet printing takes pride of place in Samson Druck’s production facilities, dominated by three manroland machines in 3B format: one ten-colour machine and two eight-colour machines with dispersion varnishing. A four-colour model with sheet format 36 x 52 cm (14.17 x 20.47 inches) brings the number of print units in the three-level offset area to thirty. This was the production capacity level when the KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plate  was introduced in March 2014.There are various reasons why Samson Druck, with an annual printing plate requirement of about 60,000 square metres, made the change from conventional processing to the SONORA XP Plate. “Eliminating the plate processing machines meant we could improve the efficiency of our prepress workflows. Converting to SONORA XP Plates has also improved the stability and quality of plate production because fluctuations in chemical processing are now a thing of the past,” says Gerhard Aichhorn, owner and manager of the printing company. “The change also proves that we mean what we say about green production. The production process no longer needs to consume electricity, water, developer, regenerate and gum, and there is no more machine cleaning and chemicals that have to be disposed of.” Talking about the decision to use the SONORA XP Plate, Gerhard Aichhorn adds: “This product was an obvious choice because, in our opinion, Kodak is a pioneer in process-free plates. Our experience of Kodak’s workflow technology and computer-to-plate technology, as well as manroland Österreich’s customer care, has also been very positive.”Environmental issues have been very important to Samson Druck for years. There has been an increased demand among customers for sustainable print production methods, which can be met with process-free plates. Samson Druck also offers climate-neutral printing, and has managed to reduce energy consumption thanks to technical heat recovery solutions. The company is FSC and PEFC certified and is entitled to bear the Austrian Ecolabel, which is awarded to companies that manufacture and do business in a sustainable way. In April, the Austrian Republic honoured Samson Druck with the Austrian coat of arms in recognition of its pioneering contribution to the sector.Simplified print form production with high performanceIt is crucial for the print room to receive a large number of plates on time –there are several print units, production is round-the-clock and the average print run is 9,000 sheets. Relatively few large print runs are offset by a very large number of jobs with 1,500 to 2,000 sheets. The prepress department does this through fully automatic plate imaging in two thermal CTP systems. Both of these systems are controlled by the KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow (version 6), which also supplies output data. Samson Druck also uses another CTP machine as well as a KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter (X-Speed version). An automatic pallet loader takes the plate to the platesetter directly from a pallet, which can hold up to 600 plates. In this configuration, the MAGNUS Q800 achieves a throughput of 37 KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates, measuring 785 x 1,040 mm (30.90 x 40.94 inches), per hour. 95% of all plates processed in-house are in this format, which is the format required by the manroland print machines.Kodak’s Press Ready technology is the reason why the plate is processed so quickly in the prepress department and why printing can start so easily. Thermal imaging in the CTP system causes cross-linking of the negative-working polymer coating of the SONORA XP Plate. When the printer warms up, the areas of the polymer coating that have not been imaged after initial wetting are removed with the tack of the printing ink and transported out of the machine with the ink on the first few sheets.Part of the reason why Samson Druck found it so easy to switch to the process-free plate is that there was no need to make any changes to the inks, wetting agents or additives. The machine personnel also received training from a Kodak media specialist and from manroland Österreich before the change happened and when the new plates were first put into use. In terms of consistency in high-volume runs and tone value reproduction in printing, the SONORA XP Plate meets the company’s requirements – it works with screen resolutions up to 120 L/cm (300 lpi) and 20 µm FM screening. There are no signs of wear and tear even in those rare print runs of 100,000 sheets, so the plate covers the entire range of jobs. “The SONORA XP Plate helps us improve our green credentials in print production without cutting corners in terms of print quality or performance,” concludes Gerhard Aichhorn. About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. (Kodak, Magnus, Prinergy, and Sonora are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2014

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Kodak Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone with the Installation of 20,000th KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head

Edwards Brothers Malloy to Receive Milestone Product with Investment in a KODAK MAGNUS VLF PlatesetterROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29 — Kodak has reached the installation of its 20,000th award-winning KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head, the industry’s gold standard in imaging technology. As the developers of thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, Kodak makes the only CTP Systems that utilize KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, giving customers the competitive advantage needed to reach a higher level of stability, accuracy and reliability within their operation.SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology has been a successful and long-lasting part of Kodak’s portfolio, and the print industry, for almost 20 years. The technology was first introduced as the viable alternative to visible-light CTP systems and today remains the first choice for printers looking for superior imaging technology capable of premium offset print quality. KODAK TRENDSETTER, KODAK MAGNUS and KODAK GENERATION NEWS Platesetters with SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology help to reduce chemistry usage, plate waste, remakes and make-ready times supporting customers’ sustainability goals.Edwards Brothers Malloy, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers both offset and digital book printing and binding, delivering more than 60 million high-quality books and journals a year. With more than 700 employees at facilities across the U.S and Europe, Edwards Brothers Malloy has selected the KODAK MAGNUS VLF Platesetter for its diverse organization in order to increase stability and accuracy on both short and long runs.“We’ve benefited firsthand from Kodak’s technology in both our offset and digital operations. By selecting the MAGNUS VLF Platesetter with SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, we have been able to capitalize on our diversity while reducing our operational complexity,” said Peter Shima, Director of Digital and Prepress Operations, Edwards Brothers Malloy. “Our business is based on agility and adaptability, and Kodak helps us keep the quality bar high, productivity streamlined and our customers happy.”SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology is adaptable to various KODAK Platesetters, providing customers with multiple size, imaging and automation options. Accuracy in imaging is critical for consistent, repeatable high-quality printing and wide color gamut. SQUARESPOT Technology delivers 10,000 dpi laser imaging for commercial printing and 5,000 dpi laser imaging for newspaper printing to provide the most accurate imaging. Competitive imaging technology is typically in the 1,600 dpi range.“The announcement of the 20,000th KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head installation further validates this technology in the industry and places it in the ‘hall of fame’ of print technology,” said Rich Rindo, Kodak’s General Manager, Worldwide Graphics Marketing, and Vice President, Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films (GECF). “SQUARESPOT Technology remains one of our most durable technologies, continuing to add value to customers and delivering measurable results.”As a long-time customer of Kodak, the company also owns several KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Presses and uses KODAK PRINERGY Workflow software across its facilities.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(Kodak, Squarespot, Trendsetter, Magnus, Generation News, NexPress, and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Barbara Willans, Kodak, barbara.willans@kodak.com, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383 Michele Laird-Williams, Kodak, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com, +1 845-947-7082 Emilie Salvagio, LPP, Emilie_Salvagio@lpp.com, +1 512-638-53212014

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Kodak Adds Automation Capability to its TRENDSETTER and ACHIEVE Platesetters to Increase Customer Productivity

Single Cassette Unit feature enables KODAK Platesetter lines to run unmanaged for up to seven and a half hoursROCHESTER, N.Y., July 16 – Kodak (NYSE: KODK) introduced today new computer-to-plate (CTP) automation capabilities to its existing KODAK TRENDSETTER and KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter lines to help customers meet business needs, drive maximum productivity and reduce labor costs. An optional Single Cassette Unit (SCU) is now available as an add-on to these products to allow automated plate loading and unloading of up to 240 plates with slip sheet removal and automatic plate rotation.The units that will benefit from the SCU option include: KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter, KODAK TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter, KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter, KODAK ACHIEVE T400 Platesetter and the KODAK ACHIEVE T800 Platesetter. With the addition of the SCU option, these modular platesetters are now available in semi-automatic, auto unload, autoloader and single cassette unit configurations.  This added layer of automation provides customers with the ability to experience high-quality, reliable plate making while achieving:Uninterrupted operation for up to seven and a half hours;Reduction of prepress labor with a higher level of automation including paper removal, automatic plate loading and unloading into a processor or stacker;Faster time to press;Flexible operations with optional trolleys for quick additional capacity including additional plate formats;The option to bypass automation for maximum uptime.“Today’s printers are faced with rising labor and prepress costs coupled with inefficient processes and systems that limit productivity,” said Chris Balls, General Manager, Output Devices for Kodak. “With the addition of the SCU automation feature to the KODAK Platesetter product lines, customers are now able to free up existing resources to focus on value-adding activities rather than machine management. In addition, the SCU capability enables printers to run operations for up to seven and a half hours unmanaged, enabling them to increase productivity throughout all lines of the business and improve their competitive position.”The optional SCU comes in a compact footprint of 2.33 m x 2.80 m x 1.86 m and shares the same engine and unload table as the platesetter and includes a paper removal bin with a capacity of up to 240 plates.  It is currently available in controlled sales production environments with wider global availability later this year.The SCU is fully compatible with KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates that allow printers to skip the plate processing step, further improving efficiency and reducing time to press.  This add-on technology is also optimized to work with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, furthering the printer’s automation capabilities through production-to-plate.As the creator of thermal CTP technology, Kodak is well known for the superior imaging technology of its TRENDSETTER and ACHIEVE Platesetters offering the quality and capabilities customers have come to expect from KODAK CTP systems regardless of their printing environment.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK, ACHIEVE, PRINERGY, SONORA, SQUARESPOT, TRENDSETTER, and TRENDSETTER NEWS are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)WW Trade Media Contacts: Barbara Willans, Kodak, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383, barbara.willans@kodak.com Emilie Salvagio, LPP, +1 512-638-5321, Emilie_Salvagio@lpp.com2014

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Increase Revenue, Speed and Quality: Panther Graphics Adopts KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter and SONORA XP Process Free Plates

Increased production without any of the waste gives Panther Graphics a boostROCHESTER, N.Y., June 23 – Panther Graphics, Inc. a full-service print communications company based in Rochester, N.Y., is utilizing two of Kodak’s newest offset technologies to meet customer demands for high-quality and sustainable print at a competitive price. The combined economic and environmental benefit of an investment in KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters with KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates has become increasingly popular with printers around the world. Panther Graphics is one of many companies to identify the advantages of this powerful combination and experience impressive return on its investment.The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter is a robust, entry-level output device that delivers high image quality with excellent reliability and consistency. Based on the successful KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter platform and Kodak's TH5 thermal imaging technology, the ACHIEVE Platesetter brings high-quality imaging at an affordable price.As print jobs become increasingly customized, offset printers are finding themselves drawn to solutions that deliver quick turnarounds while maintaining a high-quality product for the customer. The union of the ACHIEVE Platesetter and SONORA XP Plates allows Panther Graphics to eliminate the plate processing step entirely, while adding a high-value platesetter.  This combination delivers significant cost savings.“By removing all chemistry, water, equipment, energy, and waste related to the processing step with SONORA XP Process Free Plates, we have been able to slash our prep time in half and have experienced an overall throughput jump of over 30 percent,” said Daryll “Tony” Jackson, President and CEO of Panther Graphics. “We’ve found that SONORA XP Plates increase our capacity to grow by allowing faster, more reliable, high-quality jobs. The ACHIEVE Platesetter is faster and more reliable than Panther’s former platesetter. The decision to pair these two advanced technologies was an easy one.”The switch to SONORA Plates and the ACHIEVE Platesetter has had more than a bottom line benefit for Panther Graphics. With a process-free plate, there are no health concerns of constantly handling large batches of processing chemicals, and no environmental ramifications of their disposal. Not having to handle these chemicals is an added benefit for the press operators. As the movement towards sustainable manufacturing gains momentum, this is an attractive characteristic to both printers and consumers alike.Printers are increasingly looking to technological advancements to provide them with the competitive edge. The combination of a high-value platesetter and industry leading process-free plates has given Panther Graphics increased flexibility and production capacity that has resulted in visible improvements after only a few months. As more printers look for solutions to streamline their business, the combination of the ACHIEVE Platesetter and SONORA XP Plates is a promising option.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(Kodak, Sonora, Trendsetter and Achieve are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Trade Media Contact: Barbara Willans, barbara.willans@kodak.com, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383U.S. and Canada Region Contact: Michele Laird-Williams, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com, +1 845-641-1018 2014

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Kodak Boosts Gold Reseller Network with the Addition of New England-Based Tripp Company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2—Tripp Company has been serving clients in the Northeast since 1946, offering a wide range of consumables and services for the graphic arts industry. Now, as part of Kodak’s Gold Reseller Network, Tripp Company is increasing its offerings to include the full line of KODAK Solutions for workflow, prepress, and packaging applications.The Gold Reseller Network features highly trained and experienced channel partners who are committed to and aligned with Kodak’s vision for the graphics business. Gold Resellers carry Kodak’s full portfolio of solutions and services for prepress and packaging customers across the United States and Canada.In addition to the outstanding customer service and technical expertise that Tripp Company has always provided, its customers will now have access to a more robust line of solutions to optimize efficiency and ensure the highest quality output. The company will continue to work with customers to determine and integrate the best solutions to meet their specific requirements.“We are very excited to expand our relationship with Kodak and offer our customers a wider selection of market-proven solutions for their complex production needs,” noted Mike Tripp, President of Tripp Company. “For nearly 70 years, we have helped our customers navigate change and seize new opportunities by providing the best products and service. Our commitment has never been stronger—so becoming part of the Gold Reseller Network was a logical step for us. With this connection, we are well positioned for the future.”Innovative products now offered by Tripp Company include KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates, KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions, and KODAK FLEXCEL NX Systems, to name just a few. Its customer base in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will benefit from this new relationship and the easy availability of KODAK Solutions from a trusted local source.“Kodak is focused on growth across all of our product lines, and committed to our long-standing dealer program,” said Dan Burmeister, Kodak’s Indirect Sales Segment Leader, U.S. and Canada. “We are looking to maintain and add strong representation in all regions.  Tripp Company provides us an excellent sales and distribution partner in the Northeast U.S.”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.About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. #(Kodak, Sonora, Achieve, Prinergy, and Flexcel are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Michele Laird-Williams, Kodak, +1 845-947-7082, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com Jenny Lesczinski, Eric Mower + Associates, +1 585-389-1825, KodakPR@mower.com2014

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Ultimate Print Embraces Kodak’s Digital Print Technologies to Address New Trends, Better Serve Clients and Drive Growth

Malaysian printer adds KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press to build agile printing powerhouse ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 27, 2014—Ultimate Print in Malaysia has been using Kodak solutions to power its offset printing operation for more than 25 years, relying on Kodak's workflow, prepress software tools, plates and platesetters. The company, which produces everything from newspapers and magazines to books and general commercial print, began to see a shift toward more personalization and shorter runs for many of its clients. Knowing that digital print would provide a competitive advantage and open new revenue opportunities, Ultimate Print turned to Kodak for its industry-leading solution, the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press.With more than 300 employees and annual revenues of $40 million USD, Ultimate Print chose to invest in digital print to help clients better manage operational costs, inventories, and supply chains. The PROSPER 1000 Press enables content owners to print smaller runs as needed while reducing the waste associated with more traditional long run print jobs. The increased demand for a greater number of book titles in smaller quantities also motivated the company to enhance its digital print capabilities."Digital printing is very important to the future of our business, but we also remain fully committed to the high standards of quality we have always provided for our clients," said Syamil Fahim Mohamed Fahim, Chief Operating Officer, Kumpulan Media Karangkraf/Ultimate Print Sdn Bhd. "The PROSPER 1000 Press allows us to satisfy our short-run needs while delivering a printed product that is very close to offset quality. And it does so at a cost that is very appealing to our clients when you consider the savings in inventory and logistics."The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press is a compact monochrome press that offers one-over-one perfecting with a print width of up to 24.5 inches (62.23 centimeters) at speeds up to 650 feet per minute (200 meters per minute), making it one of the most productive inkjet web presses for 8-, 12-, and 16-page signatures with a duty cycle of 90 million A4 (US letter) pages per month. With its automated Image Quality Management System, the press is capable of print quality that rivals offset output of up to 175 lpi on uncoated substrates ranging from 45 to 175 grams per square meter or 30 to 90 pound text weight.  Furthermore, its modular design means that it is easily field upgradeable to full color capability.Ultimate Print chose Kodak's solution over competitive options based on its experience with Kodak and EP Digital—Kodak's Channel Partner in Malaysia. "We have relied on Kodak's innovative technology and outstanding service as our business has grown, and we know that Kodak is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of its customers," added Syamil.When asked whether the PROSPER 1000 Press will be used to serve existing clients or draw in new business, Syamil says the investment will allow the company to do both. "We have clients today who want to produce a minimum order quantity of books before they publish to a larger market, and they need a cost-effective way to do that. We also see an opportunity to broaden the number of titles in production by producing books on-demand as orders are received." Ultimate Print also operates three KODAK TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetters, four KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters, while also utilizing KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Plates, and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System to drive its successful offset printing services. "Ultimate Print is one of the leaders in the print market in Malaysia, faithfully serving a very loyal customer base and pursuing new opportunities for growth," said Kodak's Adrian Fleming, General Manager for Digital Printing Solutions in the Asia Pacific Region. "Around the world, the market is changing, and those who embrace new technology will be well positioned for success in the future. Our KODAK PROSPER Press Platform helps companies such as Ultimate Print stand apart from the competition."    About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. # (Kodak, Prosper, Trendsetter, ThermalNews Gold, and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.) Media Contacts: Susan Cardot, Kodak, +1 585-722-4118, Susan.Cardot@Kodak.com Jason Deal, LPP, +1 512-784-7103, Jason_Deal@lpp.com 2014

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KODAK Technology Helps Ellegi Trento and Italgrafica Sistemi Reduce their Environmental Impact

KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter running KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates joins existing environmentally focused solutions  EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, January 16 – Ellegi Trento and Italgrafica Sistemi have taken further steps towards improving the sustainability of their print operations by investing in a KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter with Autoloader running KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates. It joins a KODAK FLEXCEL NX System using KODAK DITR (Direct Thermal Recording) Film.Ellegi Trento, based in Lavis in the province of Trento, and Italgrafica Sistem, based in Castelgomberto in the province of Vicenza, both belong to the Konig Print Group, which also includes: Konig Print Solutions, an importer and distributor of overprinting systems and labelling applications; NPS, the Group's commercial agency operating in Switzerland; and Studio Grafico Canteri, the Group’s preferred partner for the production of all kinds of labels.Production of labels for the food and drinks industry is the core business of Ellegi Trento, which was acquired and successfully relaunched by Konig Print three years ago, and Italgrafica Sistemi. To achieve top quality and at the same time use environmentally sustainable technologies, these firms have chosen to install two KODAK Platestetters that use either KODAK SONORA XP Plates or KODAK DITR Film, both process-free products.This further supports the firm’s advanced environmentally responsible approach which includes Italgrafica Sistemi's installation of a solar farm of approx. 3,000 square metres (32,292 square feet), guaranteeing total energy autonomy and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by more than 45 tonnes a year.Mission accomplished: quality, leading edge technology and respect for the environmentItalgrafica Sistemi has been operating a KODAK FLEXCEL NX System for three years, to support its flexo printing systems, while Ellegi Trento has been using the KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter since September. According to Francesco Niorettini, General Manager of the Konig Print Group, “Thanks to the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, we have achieved a remarkable level of quality, much to the satisfaction of our customers. We chose this system because in our opinion, after due consideration, we realised that it was exactly the solution we needed to produce the quality we wanted.”Just a few months ago, the second KODAK CTP was installed at Ellegi Trento, which specialises in offset UV. “Initially, we had decided to install the KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter with Autoloader fitted with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology so that the two companies would have the same equipment and would be able to communicate properly. At that time, we had not considered the SONORA XP Process Free Plates because we believed that they were not right for the UV offset we use. However, after running some tests, we found that the results were excellent with UV inks too. Using KODAK SONORA XP Plates has enabled us to eliminate the most harmful part of the process, i.e. the developer and chemicals, and we are delighted to have made this decision because it is perfectly in line with our company philosophy of environmental friendliness and using ecological processes wherever possible,” explains Mr. Niorettini.KODAK DITR Film is a high-resolution process-free film that eliminates silver halide film chemistry. It’s proprietary black dye-based mask is removed by thermal ablative imaging and delivers high-contrast, sharp image reproduction with exceptional background clarity . This film can be used to produce high-quality, repeatable flexo or offset plates, and silk-screening frames.The KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400 Platesetter can be used for exposure with both SONORA XP Plates and DITR Film.The company also chose KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow System to improve the connectivity and productivity across its entire prepress workflow through automation, improving print quality in their finished goods and shortening job cycle time, with full visibility from job creation to production.Unbeatable printsQuality is essential for Ellegi Trento because many of the labels it prints are used for wine bottles. “We have achieved an important objective,” states Mr. Niorettini. “Thanks to our KODAK Systems, we can guarantee superlative quality for all the adhesive substrates we print on: natural papers, polypropylene and polyester, of course. Naturally, we also offer special processing, silk screening, laminations, hot printing and plastic coating.”The Group is growing and continues to invest in order to expand its services, introducing technology that has enabled its sister companies to stand head and shoulders above the crowd.An open house at Ellegi Trento on 24-25 October was held to emphasise the capabilities that set it apart from the competition. “We wanted to show the quality we can supply, our flexibility, our service, our precise quality control, appropriate for all types of product, and our commitment to the environment. This is a path we have taken knowing we have made the right choice,” concludes Mr. Niorettini.“Delivering consistent high quality results while minimising the environmental footprint of an operation is a business winning goal that more and more of our customers are looking to achieve,” states Olivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER, Kodak. “Pleased with the results seen by Italgrafica Sistem, Ellegi Trento is now enjoying the impact of these solutions knowing there are sustainable gains being made too.” About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. (Kodak, Sonora, Flexcel, Trendsetter, Squarespot and Prinergy Powerpack are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2014  

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KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter Helps Chesapeake Maintain Quality

Platesetter picked to enable Polish printer to support leading brandsEYSINS, SWITZERLAND, January 14 – To maintain its high quality print production,Chesapeake’s Polish site in Bialystok has installed a KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter exposing KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates.The new solution at the operation, which also works with national and international brands as well as microprint-secured medicine packaging for leading pharmaceutical companies, has helped increase efficiency, production security and expand market opportunities. Continual expansionChesapeake Bialystok is one of several printing sites in the Chesapeake group – a leading supplier of packaging, labels and commercial printing. Established during the era of political and economic change in Poland in the beginning of the 90’s, Chesapeake Bialystok’s former owner had a vision of a company delivering high quality products. Soon his offer was expanded with wet glue, highly processed labels that quickly became a dominant product on the Polish market for high percentage spirits.The company then introduced IML plastic labels and premium cardboard packaging production and was the first printing house in Europe to implement UV photocuring for ink, enabling it to gain a competitive edge. It later expanded its offer with self-adhesive labels, leaflets and high quality rigid packaging.Creating a Competitive Advantage“Our company has always implemented innovative solutions, which were pioneering technologies both in Poland and worldwide,” says Magdalena Michalska, Sales and Marketing Director at Chesapeake Białystok. “We have always relied on technologies that create competitive advantages. That is why we purchase printing presses and finishing equipment from industry leaders. For some time, we had been looking for a new solution offering perfect quality and high efficiency. We announced a tender with two companies and when comparing both solutions, the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter came first and was more suited to our needs.“It offers big benefits: efficiency, quality and KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology. Kodak Polska also offered attractive conditions of co-operation including technical support, guarantee period, service time reaction etc. Stopping production costs a lot of money. So we knew how important it was to have a good technical support in the occasional case where it is needed. . Our final decision was supported by the fact that Kodak’s solution is environmentally conscious. The MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter needs less energy to run, which delivers economic benefits, and the TRILLIAN SP Plate requires less chemistry in processing than other plates. Last but not least, as we constantly search for, implement and develop the best business solutions, we were curious about this new, innovative system and were convinced it would help us further in our company’s success.”Record-breaking productionIt did not take long for Chesapeake Białystok to see the advantages of the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter in action. “Right after completing the investment,” Magdalena Michalska continues, “we saw a huge increase in our production volume. We won more short-run orders requiring quicker delivery times. As the KODAK Platesetter runs at 38 plates per hour, it handles such jobs perfectly and guarantees stable production while its modular construction gives us the flexibility to easily increase its speed up to 45 plates per hour. In fact using this solution, we have beaten our own production records.”“It has also enabled us to develop products for new markets, one of them being microprint-secured packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. We save a lot of time, too, and this can be as much as one day when completing some orders. It is an important and – sometimes – key factor for our customers.”“We are the only printing site in the Chesapeake group that offers such a wide product portfolio, but that requires the appropriate equipment and the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter fits this philosophy perfectly. It guarantees high quality, efficiency and production security. It is easy to operate and offers advanced imaging parameters for every plate size it handles. Using KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, it guarantees imaging speed, enabling high quality and stability in the whole process – from original file to the pressroom – regardless of the variables e.g. laser power, plate emulsion sensitivity or its physical parameters.”Chesapeake Says: “Yes” to KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal PlatesIn daily production, Chesapeake Białystok uses KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates, for high quality and durable print, including with aggressive UV inks. Before joining the Chesapeake group, the company used plates from another vendor and convincing the operators to make the switch proved to be a challenge says Magdalena Michalska, “But after a very short period in time, they noticed many advantages of using KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates, including very low chemistry usage during the development process and high stability and resistance, which guarantees production consistency. Our press operators appreciated this.”After just three months the company is delighted with the impact made by the KODAK Solutions, “Prepress is a vital stage in our high quality production and efficiency,” states Magdalena Michalska.  “We work on five printing presses, from six to eight-colours, and the KODAK CTP System has met our high expectations. We can deliver more orders in a shorter time to help our customers remain successful, which is our priority. It is also important to underline the engagement of our 300 employees, without their support our successes would not be possible.”Chesapeake Bialystok – wide-scale successSatisfied customers, who return with new orders, are the most important factor but Chesapeake Białystok’s quality has also been instrumental in the attainment of international industry certifications. These include as the first sheet-fed printing house in Poland to gain ISO 9001, as well as ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 18001 Occupational Health Safety Assessment System ISO 22,000 Food Safety Management System, ISO 15378 System for pharmaceutical packaging as well FSC and PEFC certification.The company, that works towards sustainable production where possible and has a well-equipped R&D lab working on special inks formulation, is supplying its customers with a complete package of services and high standard products. This enables it to work on creative and challenging projects, Magdalena Michalska explains, “We were able to print sophisticated designs that were very difficult to produce from a technological point of view, using cold foiling and several other finishing techniques. The final result is  just extraordinary and we are very proud of it. We are convinced that we will be able to take on more such challenges in the future with support from the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter.”Slawomir Iwanowski, Regional Sales Manager at Kodak Polska, adds, “With Kodak’s innovative technologies we have always done our best to help our customers increase their competitive advantages and market development. In our opinion, Chesapeake has always been a benchmark company and the team at Bialystok wants to deliver the perfect products and use the best tools to help them achieve their goals. They liked the sophisticated tests we ran of printing with very small and sharp dots demonstrating that Kodak’s optical system is much more stable, sharp and precise during the imaging process, not to mention its efficiency. Dozens of established companies from the packaging industry rely on our solutions, including our CTP Systems, Offset Plates, Software and Flexo Systems. Each one perceives the investment as a key influencer on the quality of products and improved efficiency of the prepress department”.Olivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER, Kodak comments, “It is clear Chesapeake Białystok is committed to pushing its creative boundaries and we are delighted that the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter is meeting and surpassing its exacting requirement for quality and efficiency. Its ease of use and quick production also enables it to make a real impact on job scheduling to help ensure the operation maximizes its daily output.”About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. (Kodak, Magnus , Trillian and Squarespot are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2014