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Kodak Unveils New Board, Highlights Industry Relationships and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 at Annual GUA Conference

EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, October 15th — Attendees of the ninth annual Graphic Users’ Association of Kodak Solutions Conference gathered in Sofia, where connectivity, workflow and integration were the topics under discussion at the highly successful three day event.More than 124 Kodak customers and GUA community members attended the event, which showcased the release of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 with the full Kodak Unified Workflow Solutions portfolio. As part of a twin-track conference agenda led by worldwide and regional experts, the PRINERGY Workflow product roadmap was explored in detail. Alongside product presentations, customer Board members hosted in-depth sessions with Kodak’s product support teams to share the opportunities afforded by improved MIS connectivity, increased automation and PRINERGY Workflow’s market leading support of industry standards. A focus on industry relationships with vendors including EFI, Compris, PrintVis, Arden Software and the recently announced agreement with PACKZ further underscores Kodak’s commitment to customers and the connectivity of their solutions.Incorporating industry insight, technology innovations and live demonstrations held at the Innovation Technology Lab, the programme was structured to help maximise customer return on investment and provide unrivalled networking and learning opportunities. The GUA board lead the delivery of a diverse agenda of valuable content, whilst attendees were also able to participate in live panel discussions for the first time in the event’s nine-year history. Another first for the event saw the inclusion of a session by GWG to share the latest thinking on PDF best practice and standardisation with Peter Claes being on hand to answer customer’s questions for the entire conference and help translate theory into practice.In addition, the GUA Board took the opportunity to reveal its new members. Samer Sabri Abdel Qader from Masar Printing & Publishing and Johan Vanoeteren from Roularta Media Group join the board alongside the addition of Peter Hulsmans (Kodak’s Regional Marketing Manager Output Devices & Workflow Systems)and Katleen Verbeeck (Kodak’s EAMER Marketing Communication Manager UWS, PS and Packaging). The new appointments also include a representative outside of Europe in the United Arab Emirates for the first time. The changes to the Kodak representation on the board will see Peter and Katleen join Nigel Street, (Kodak’s EAMER Service Director Graphic Communications Group) on the board following the departure of Gudrun Alex (Marketing Director, Kodak EAMER ), who will remain an honorary member.Making his debut as president of the GUA this year, Stephen Lavey, GUA Board President said: “We’ve been delighted to meet with both new and familiar faces at this year’s conference and welcome our new board members.  The GUA conference provides fantastic opportunities for Kodak and its customers and partners to enter into a dialogue over product innovations and developments in addition to providing unrivalled networking that otherwise simply would not be possible.“We would like to thank everyone who attended for their contribution to our first ever live panel discussions, and to the keynote speakers for sharing their insight with us.  GUA is now increasingly becoming a forum for our partners to participate in creating world class workflows for customers and we would also like to extend our thanks to our packaging vendors and the partners representing MIS for their contribution to the event. Users were able to explore how to connect an entire network from web shop to production and discuss the potential benefits. As we all look for the ultimate workflow, this technology can facilitate the drive to remove surplus processes, unnecessary steps and communications; it’s what the industry is calling for.”Gudrun Alex, Marketing Director, Kodak EAMER, added: “This year’s GUA conference was particularly significant for me, not least with the unveiling of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1, but as I prepare to step down as a member of the board. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to stand as a board member since the GUA was formed 9 years ago and I look forward to continuing to act as an honorary member in the future. As I handover to Nigel, Peter and Katleen I would like to wish them continuing success as members of the GUA board.”For further details please visit www.gua-europe.com.#About GUA The GUA is a worldwide, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering users of KODAK Solutions with the tools and information needed for business success. The European branch of the Association Board, which governs the activities of the European association, is made up of nine Kodak customers and two Kodak representatives.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, Prinergy and Insite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Stephen Lavey, GUA Board President, +49 711 13566 557, Stephen.lavey@walterdigital.de Gill Beard, Kodak, +44 (0)192 365 2727, Gillian.beard@kodak.com James Harris, Lucre, +44 (0)208 741 5900, Kodak@lucre.co.uk2014

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Kodak and PACKZ to Offer Customers Powerful PDF Editing Capabilities

ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 8 — Kodak will offer the PACKZ Professional PDF Editor, which provides high-quality editing of packaging and labels, with its rich suite of packaging software solutions, including KODAK PRINERGY Workflow. The powerful PACKZ software will provide Kodak packaging workflow customers with an easy-to-use, high performance option for the rapid handling of complex files for large packaging jobs.With its multi-core, multi-threading 64-bit architecture, running under OS-X and Windows, PACKZ is not limited by the performance constraints of other plug-in packages. PACKZ provides a complete set of pre-press and editing tools, such as trapping, white underprint facilities, separation handling, barcode creation and recognition, plus the formation of dynamic information panels and marks. The operator also has the use of quality-assurance tools, while optional features include tabular and nested step-and-repeat, 3D visualisation and warping facilities. PACKZ has been designed for easy and quick manipulation of native PDF content and maximum performance.“For Kodak to offer PACKZ as part of its production workflow solution is further confirmation of PACKZ Software’s dedication to creating a complete, native PDF workflow for labels and packaging,” says PACKZ Software CEO Christopher Graf. “KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and PACKZ are a perfect fit because they are both based on native PDF technology, meaning there is no need for any conversion in the packaging lifecycle.”In addition to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow for packaging, Kodak has added PACKZ to all KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions, including KODAK PANDORA Step-and-Repeat Software, Packaging Layout Automation Software for PRINERGY Workflow, KODAK COLORFLOW Workflow, KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution, PDF Tools (Compare & Merge, DOTSHOP Software, KODAK PRINERGY Plate Building Software), Advanced Screening solutions (KODAK MAXTONE Screening, KODAK DIGICAP Screening and KODAK HYPERFLEX Ready Imaging Software) and Arden Impact.“In keeping with our mission to provide world-class software solutions to the packaging industry, we partnered with PACKZ to continue to offer high quality products, while keeping it easy to use for both entry-level and skilled users,” says Mike Tedesco, Kodak’s Worldwide Product Manager, Production Workflow. “This relationship simplifies the use of PACKZ, while providing Kodak customers with significantly more powerful tools for interactive editing of native PDF files.”#About PACKZ Software PACKZ Software, which is based in Freiburg, Germany, and Gent, Belgium, has achieved a breakthrough in PDF processing for the labels and packaging industry. PACKZ Software offers a worldwide distribution of software, services and training backed by in-depth industry knowledge.About KODAK PRINERGY WorkflowKODAK PRINERGY Workflow for packaging delivers outstanding performance and reliability, along with best-in-class productivity and connectivity options. With a range of modular solutions that suit multiple business requirements and the latest ADOBE PDF Print Engine, PRINERGY Workflow with packaging features are transforming and driving exceptional efficiency throughout the entire packaging production process.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 is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Barbara Willans, barbara.willans@kodak.com, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383 Emilie Salvagio, LPP, emilie_salvagio@lpp.com, +1 512-638-53212014

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9th GUA Conference to focuses on process optimisation and automation

GUA Conference promises delegates exclusive product insight and live panel discussionEYSINS, SWITERZLAND, September 4 — Returning for its ninth consecutive year, this year’s annual Graphic Users Association of KODAK Solutions (GUA) conference will focus on workflow optimisation and automation, and mark the release of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1.This year’s event will be held Oct 1-3. in the fascinating city of Sofia, Bulgaria, and will be structured around a twin track programme – “What, When and What-if” and “Why, Can and How”. The former is the keenly anticipated annual exploration of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow development on a product-by-product and option-by-option basis, whilst the latter will feature practical sessions hosted by GUA board members. Taken together the tracks will ensure all delegates gain highly relevant ‘take home’ benefits from the event and gain real insights, from the very users who have made PRINERGY Workflow the world’s leading solution it has become.Knowing what the future holds is the holy grail of any product development team and, whilst this is no crystal ball, the GUA Conference is a great opportunity to get some of the best minds in print production together, thereby helping to shape future developments. Held under a Non-Disclosure Agreement, Kodak’s R&D Team will therefore be taking the opportunity to update delegates on the future direction of PRINERGY Workflow, starting with the release of PRINERGY Workflow 7 and then looking beyond to subsequent releases. Open lively discussion is a vital part of any community and this year the GUA Conference will ensure this is centre-stage with a panel session hosted by Peter Lancaster of Documobi. This initiative is designed to give delegates the opportunity to quiz Kodak partners, GUA Board members and Kodak executives in an open and constructive atmosphere.In a GUA Conference first, the “Why, Can and How” track will be led by GUA Board members, the same individuals who helped shape PRINERGY Workflow and KODAK INSITE Solutions. This will give delegates the opportunity to hear first-hand how they are taking MIS Connectivity to new levels, exploiting the rich and sophisticated tools within Rules Based Automation and incorporating colour management to provide the next level of intelligent automation and unprecedented integration.The 2014 event will also see an expanded Partner Programme with PackZ, Compri and PrintVis joining regulars, Arden Software and EFI, in the connected world that is print production workflow. Stephen Lavey, GUA Board President, commented “The focus of the GUA is to ensure our members are up to date with the latest technology, promote knowledge sharing and provide first class networking opportunities. This year’s GUA Conference remains true to these principles, whilst also featuring a number of new innovations which keeps the event fresh and topical.”Gudrun Alex, Marketing Director, Kodak EAMER, added: “The speakers at this year’s event share between them a wealth of technical and industry knowledge and this really is the opportunity for GUA members to ensure they maximise the investment they’ve made in Kodak technologies. It’s also a prime opportunity to network with like-minded business people, identifying new partners and prospects, so we would urge all those who can make room in their busy diaries to do so.”For further details please visit www.gua-europe.com.#About GUA The GUA is a worldwide, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering users of KODAK Solutions with the tools and information needed for business success. The European branch of the Association Board, which governs the activities of the European association, is made up of nine Kodak customers and two Kodak representatives. 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, Prinergy and Insite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Stephen Lavey, GUA Board President, Stephen.lavey@walterdigital.de +49 711 13566 557 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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Phoenix Graphics Installs KODAK NEXPRESS Press, Building on Long-term Partnership

Addition of digital press expands printer’s services and customer baseROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 19 — Phoenix Graphics, a Rochester-based commercial printer and user of KODAK Solutions for over 25 years, has now installed a KODAK NEXPRESS SX3900 Digital Production Color Press. The NEXPRESS Press enables the team at Phoenix Graphics to expand the breadth of their portfolio as they transform their operations to include both digital and offset offerings.Phoenix Graphics will use the NEXPRESS Press, in part, to support its market share of optical scan ballot printing for statewide elections, as it supplies over 70% of election ballots used annually in New York State. The installation of the NEXPRESS Press will also support Phoenix Graphics’ other commercial high-quality digital color print applications as well, such as digital storefront and direct mail. Given the very technical nature of the processes, Phoenix Graphics requires the highest level of equipment available. This is the latest development in a strong and lengthy partnership between Kodak and Phoenix Graphics, which has already taken advantage of 10 KODAK DIGIMASTER EX300 Digital Production Presses, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions and KODAK SWORD EXCEL Thermal Plates.“The KODAK NEXPRESS SX Platform is a game-changer for Phoenix Graphics,” said Sal DeBiase, President, Phoenix Graphics. “We are supporting our customers with the latest technology: a robust and versatile digital print solution that offers significant gains in image quality. Our new NEXPRESS Press provides a cost-effective solution for any business’ marketing campaign, regardless of its size.”“The NEXPRESS Press will allow the team at Phoenix Graphics to not only produce new revenue streams, but also strengthen their relationships with customers across a variety of industries, from medicine to higher education to retail,” said Greg Gresock, Regional Business Manager & Vice President, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, US&C, Eastman Kodak Company. “By taking advantage of variable data printing to develop highly effective and targeted materials, Phoenix Graphics will be able to help its customers drive higher response rates and increase sales. We look forward to working closely with Phoenix Graphics on this new installation as we deepen the longstanding relationship between our companies.”#About Phoenix Graphics, Inc. Phoenix Graphics is a fourth generation commercial printer started in 1945. Phoenix Graphics has 40 experienced employees, of whom all are color experts, six are graphic designers and 15 are masters in digital printing. The company is utilizing the NEXPRESS SX Platform for its commercial, direct mail, and variable-data printing applications. For additional information on Phoenix Graphics visit phoenix-graphics.com or like us on Facebook at Phoenix-Graphics-Inc.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, NexPress, Digimaster, Prinergy and Sword Excel are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Michele Laird-Williams, Kodak, michele.laird-williams@kodak.com, +1 845-641-1018 Kristin Johnston, LPP, kristin_johnston@lpp.com, +1 512-638-53152014

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New KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 Drives Further Prepress Simplification

Latest PRINERGY Workflow delivers improved job creation and new scenario building toolsROCHESTER, N.Y., August 5 — Kodak’s industry-leading print production workflow software continues to raise the bar in prepress automation and simplification with the release of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1. This new version of PRINERGY Workflow continues to build on the software’s history of prepress innovation with an improved web-based interface and easy job management tools including a scenario builder, job intent window, part and section views and a separation list.  Together these updates offer customers ease of use and increased control for enhanced consistency and efficiency in their prepress operations.“The release of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.0 was about ease of use and automated control for both entry-level and skilled users of PRINERGY Workflow,” said Mike Tedesco, Kodak’s Worldwide Product Manager, Unified Workflow Solutions. “Our commitment to customers was that every subsequent release of PRINERGY Workflow would build on its foundation with additional tools to make job creation as simple, automated and as error-free as possible. PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 is the result of customer driven improvement, the most critical component in our development process.”Customer driven improvements to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 WorkspaceScenario Builder — a new production automation tool that facilitates the creation of workflows from intent to output - simply and quickly.Job Intent Window — a single location, where users define high-level job specifications in one menu that describes the completed product.New and updated Part and Section views — Users can change properties quickly, resulting in fewer errors and faster turnaround times.Separation List — as requested by customers, new in the Production tab is the Separation List view. With this simplified view, operators can streamline output for separations, providing them greater efficiencies. To learn more about the additional features and benefits of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 visit www.kodak.com/go/prinergy.#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 and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Barbara Willans, Kodak, barbara.willans@kodak.com, +1 604-451-2700 ext. 5383 Emilie Salvagio, LPP, Emilie_Salvagio@lpp.com, +1 512-638-53212014

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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 SONORA XP Process Free Plates supplied to Graficasette

KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates deliver quality, productivity and sustainability to a company committed to reducing its environmental impact Remo Cattina, partner at Graficasette and Alberto Brioni, sales manager for SevenMediaLab EYSINS, SWITZERLAND, 28 May 2014 - Graficasette entered the printing business in 1977. Today it is an industrial printworks with headquarters in Bagnolo Mella, near Brescia, Italy, which employs twenty people and produces sales brochures, catalogues, gadgets, magazines, pre-printed forms, posters and fine books as well as cardboard cases, boxes, cardboard posters, shopping bags and many other articles. Graficasette was looking for a quality plate that was also sustainable and found the ideal solution in KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates. When the press is started up, the dampening solution is absorbed and prepares the un-imaged coating for removal. The press eliminates the coating after the first few prints.By eliminating all processing, KODAK SONORA XP Process Free plates increase productivity, simplify operations, eliminate the costs associated with purchase and disposal of processing chemicals, require less physical space and reduce energy consumption. Costs associated with maintenance of developing equipment are also eliminated and better process control is achieved by removing all the development variables. Rapid exposure increases productivity on all CTP devices and print quality is assured because, once activated in the press with the dampening solution, the plate is stable and no longer reacts.Graficasette has also chosen Kodak for workflow control and uses KODAK PRINERGY Workflow for prepress operations.The decision to use KODAK SONORA XP Process Free plates is perfectly in line with the company philosophy to produce materials in an environmentally responsible way. After obtaining ISO 9001 certification in 2003, it also obtained the ISO 14001 environmental certification in 2010. Its commitment to improving environmental performance is demonstrated through the company’s choices to use sustainable paper that is FSC certified and KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates that completely eliminate chemistry. The company also operates a 156KW photovoltaic system, of which 130 KW are mounted on the roof, clearing asbestos components at the same time. The system produces electricity without emitting harmful substances.Making changes to grow“Today we need to find the courage to make changes, not only to survive, but to grow,” Remo Cattina, one of the partners at Graficasette, explains. “We realized that we had to offer our customers something new if we intended to become a supplier of comprehensive graphics services. That's how the SevenMediaLab project took shape. It's a network of professional specialists working for Graficasette, united in a strong and consolidated team to provide customers with turnkey graphics projects that save them enormous quantities of time and energy. The Lab prepares communications projects such as websites, ADV pages, trade fair stands, 3D photos, videos and renderings, graphic design and, obviously also offers its printing services to complement digital printing, all tailor-made to meet the individual requirements of the customer.”“In this way,” says Alberto Brioni, sales manager for SevenMediaLab, “Graficasette is not just a graphics industry business supplying printed products but a true partner. The lab members, with their different specializations and experiences, have created an enterprise network, while the project leaders are in Graficasette, where the technical office of SevenMediaLab is also located. We chose to call the communications services company by its own name, instead of using that of the printworks, because we wanted it to acquire its own standing. This structure sets us apart from the usual communications agency, which has no production company to back it up."The activities of SevenMediaLab have also generated printing orders, confirming the trend of integrating the printed paper format with multimedia content, to enrich it.“Naturally, print quality is paramount and with production based on process free plates sustainability is truly enhanced, not only because we use no chemicals for developing but also because we produce less waste, all thanks to KODAK SONORA XP Process Free plates” concludes Brioni.Calibration of KODAK SONORA XP Process Free plates Graficasette uses KODAK PRINERGY Workflow that includes the HARMONY software to manage the workflow. Here are the steps in detail for calibrating the plates:The hardware technician calibrates the CTP to guarantee the best imaging on the plates in terms of focus and laser power. A test plate is imaged without applying any specific curve (uncalibrated output). The test plate is then mounted on the press and printed according to ISO standards. A few sample sheets are selected and read with the spectrophotometer. The measurements are taken to create the current curve in HARMONY. The target curve is based on ISO standard TVI, depending on the type of paper used. HARMONY calculates the calibration curve to be applied for all jobs in these printing conditions by combining the current and target curves. The final step is optional and consists of imaging the test plate again applying the calibration curve. Then it is mounted on the press to check the results.As specified by the standard, this procedure must be repeated for each printing condition, or rather combining the plate-paper-resolution-printing machine-inks.It's important to note that Harmony is the traditional tool for generating the curves in KODAK PRINERGY Workflow. KODAK COLORFLOW Software was first released in 2010 and offers all the various color calibration technologies - curves, profiles and chromatic formulas - in a single package. It can substitute Harmony completely and can also provide start-to-finish color management from the input file to the color test and printing. To ensure complete backward compatibility, both products are presently included and active in the workflow. Customers can give priority to one or the other at their discretion, depending on their previous configuration.Olivier Claude, General Manager Print EMEA, Kodak, explains: “We’re delighted to be working with Graficasette to help meet its ever-changing business needs. As a dynamic company which provides a high quality service with commitment and care, Graficasette’s decision to install KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates is testament to the impact that our technology can have on a printer’s capabilities. By reducing production complexity, operational costs and environmental impact, Graficasette will increase overall efficiency and print value, meaning business will be more profitable and sustainable in the long term.”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, Colorflow and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Gill Beard, Kodak, +44 (0)192 365 2727, Gillian.beard@kodak.com James Harris, Lucre, +44 (0)208 741 5900, Kodak@lucre.co.uk

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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 Demonstrates Support for the Future of the Industry at Cal Poly International Printing Week

Donation of KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow gives students hands-on experience with advanced, automated production ROCHESTER, N.Y, March 19—Kodak played a leading role at the recent 2014 International Printing Week, held January 27-31 at Cal Poly’s San Luis Obispo campus. Organized by the Graphic Communication Department (GRC), the annual event featured a lecture series, banquet, and career fair. As one of the primary sponsors of this year’s event, Kodak presented an overview of its business and solutions portfolio, shared industry insights as part of the Career Day, participated in the Cal Poly GRC Advisory Board meeting, and joined other Board members and students for an “Industry Perspectives” panel discussion. International Printing Week commemorates Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to society and promotes the importance of today’s printing and publishing industry. The program—under the theme of “The Future of Graphic Communication”—expanded to five full days this year and once again attracted hundreds of participants. “When you look at the next generation of printing professionals and see the passion they have for the industry,” said Ken Macro, GRC Department Chair at Cal Poly, “it’s clear that we all are in very good hands. This program provides an excellent opportunity for student, analysts, and experts from the supplier side to gather and exchange ideas in a variety of forums. We recognize the importance of giving students access to the people and companies influencing the future of graphic communications.”In addition to presenting in the program and interacting with students and attendees throughout the week, Kodak also received a Dedication Award for its donation and installation of a complete KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow solution in the school’s production area. The software will be used to run daily production for the school’s internal marketing services and will also be used in student instruction. Over the years, Kodak has donated platesetters, plates, processing chemistry, and proofers to the school’s program as well. PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow solutions are designed to deliver outstanding performance for all sizes of commercial and publication printers and trade shops. Each workflow configuration offers automated processing, including preflight, color management, trapping, and imposition. In addition, the solution offers blended offset and digital press management—a single, centralized solution that enables printers to drive jobs to both offset and digital presses. “Technology changes so quickly today, and we want to be sure that students are being trained on the latest innovative solutions that they will likely use as they enter the printing workforce,” added Jon Bracken, Kodak’s General Manager of Unified Workflow Solutions. “Many of them will encounter PRINERGY Workflow Solutions in the field and this will help them hit the ground running.”In July, Kodak will host the summer Cal Poly Advisory Board meeting in its Dayton, Ohio facility and will provide attendees with a tour and overview of its inkjet printing solutions.  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 and Prinergy Connect are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Media Contacts: Michele Laird-Williams +845-641-1018, Michele.laird-williams@kodak.com Jenny Lesczinski, Eric Mower + Associates, +1 585-389-1825, KodakPR@mower.com

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Kodak Keynotes Hong Kong ICC Color Symposium

Event highlights consistency, flexibility in color management for commercial printingROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 6—Kodak announced today its support and participation in the first International Color Consortium (ICC) Color Symposium in Hong Kong on Nov. 13, 2013 at the VTC Auditorium, Hong Kong Design Institute. In the graphic arts supply chain, effective use of color management can help printers and designers tackle color inconsistency and color communication problems. Organized jointly by the Hong Kong Printers Association and the ICC, the worldwide authoritative body in setting color industry standards, the event features renowned global experts who will share the latest trends in color management. As a founding member of the ICC, Kodak played an instrumental role in supporting and organizing the symposium. “The printing market overall is changing and becoming more competitive, so it is more important than ever to understand how to best manage color across distributed operations, both to manage cost and deliver a consistent solution to print providers, regardless of the materials or technology used for the job,” said William Li, Co-chair of the International Color Consortium (ICC) and a Kodak Color Technology Manager.  Li will kick off the ICC Color Symposium with an overview of what the ICC is, why it exists and what it hopes to do for the industry. He will also participate in a forum on color workflow setup and why and how workflow affects hybrid printing (digital & offset) and cross-media workflows. The forum will be moderated by Brian Lawler, Associate Professor, Graphic Communication, California Polytechnic State University.The quality control best practices for color management result in a more predictable printed product, so that print providers are delivering what the customer expects with fewer surprises that could lead to extra cost. Whether it’s hybrid printing, split-run printing, or even cross-media publication, color management can help bridge the gap between the different means of delivering content to consumers.“By industrializing color more consistently, you free up people to take a more creative approach to producing color,” said Li. “Ideally the approach becomes similar to driving, where someone can get into a car and, regardless of that car’s make, model or style, that person should be able to maneuver it fairly easily. That consistency is what we want to bring to color management in printing—enabling printers to work on any stage of the color process with little user ramp-up time.”KODAK COLORFLOW Software brings this consistency and flexibility to color management, allowing users to optimize and simplify the production of color in a tightly integrated way with the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. The ICC Color Symposium is funded by the SME Development Fund of the Trade and Industry Department, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. To register for the event or for more details about the schedule, visit International Color Consortium (ICC) Color Symposium in Hong Kong. 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 kodak.com.(Kodak, Colorflow, and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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Kodak Seals Successful Deals with PWP PS and Optichrome at Print Efficiently 2013

Kodak Seals Successful Deals with PWP PS and Optichrome at Print Efficiently 2013Orders placed for KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Color Production Press and KODAK Software SolutionsHEMEL HEMPSTEAD, U.K., October 31 – Signed orders from PWP PS and Optichrome were among the highlights of Kodak’s participation at this year’s Print Efficiently.General commercial printer PWP FS signed an order for aKODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press on the opening day of the show. The £2.5m turnover operation expects the new addition, with its KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solution, to help it increase its digital market share by doubling the current monthly output of 300,000 A4 pages.Managing Director Keith Robertson explains, “We are keen on the ability to use the clear dry ink for spot and flood coating and interested in what the dimensional ink will allow us to do. We think is it an exciting way to extend what we can offer our customers and it will enable us to be more creative. Designers in particular are open to suggestions and we look forward to presenting them with a greater range of options.”Colourful savingsOptichrome chose to invest in KODAK COLORFLOW Software Pro with KODAK Ink Optimizing Solution to improve efficiencies on its two KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and to support its KODAK DIGIMASTER EX150 Digital Production System, a KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter, imaging KODAK ELECTRA XD Thermal Plates, all driven by KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software with the KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System.“With KODAK COLORFLOW Software Pro, we wanted to improve colour consistency across our digital and litho print processes,” comments Natalie Stephens, Optichrome’s Group Managing Director. “We wanted to make that simpler and easier. We also wanted to ensure that, as far as our clients are concerned, there is no difference in the print results between the litho and digital presses. We believe KODAK COLORFLOW Software Pro will help us achieve that.”Also at the show was Philip Dodd, managing director of Healeys, which has just ordered a KODAK NEXPRESS S2500 Digital Production Color Press also equipped with KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions.Optimising opportunities“Digital already represents almost 10% of our business,” states Mr. Dodd. “New opportunities continue to come up and we needed to be able to reliably keep up with this growth without comprising quality. Being able to print metallic golds and silvers is unique in digital. Added with the ability to spot gloss inline, this press really does offer something different.”David McGuiness, Kodak Marketing Manager UK & Nordics, comments, “The relaxed environment at Print Efficiently created a perfect ambience. It enabled our expert team to have in-depth and highly productive conversations with existing and prospective customers. We are delighted to have signed such significant deals and we look forward to following up on some very promising leads.”As well as the KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press and a KODAK NEXPRESS Press virtual application that enabled customers to see an interactive video of the machine's wide range of options and substrates, Kodak also showcased a working KODAK PROSPER S-Series Jetting Module with a twin tower running live.Other highlights were a fullKODAK PRINERGY Workflow System which included KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System andKODAK COLORFLOW Software as well as KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates samples and KODAK PROSPER Press printed book samples.A new educational seminar programme was introduced this year to give visitors the opportunity to combine demonstrations alongside debates and among the speakers was Erwin Busselot, Marketing Director Digital Printing, Kodak EAMER. He spoke about market opportunities for high volume inkjet and how best to take the big step with maximum advantage and minimum risk.“The whole event provided a great platform to showcase Kodak’s broad range of capabilities to a varied audience,” concludes Mr. McGuiness.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 kodak.com.#(Kodak, Prosper, NexPress, Digimaster, Magnus, Electra, Sonora, Colorflow, Prinergy and InSite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013