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Kodak to Showcase Latest Innovations for Label and Package Printing at Labelexpo Americas 2016
Kodak will arrive at Labelexpo Americas 2016 riding the momentum of its comprehensive portfolio of label and packaging innovations that garnered significant attention in the sprawling Kodak Quarter booth at drupa 2016. At Labelexpo Americas 2016, Kodak will be in booth #5606 ("Kodak Studio") continuing this momentum at the show taking place from September 13-15 in Rosemont, IL. "Labelexpo Americas is an event we look forward to every two years and one we're particularly excited to be arriving at on the heels of drupa, where packaging and label printing was a huge focus for us across all divisions," said Chris Payne, General Manager and Vice President, Flexographic Packaging Division, Kodak. "We're always working to help keep printed labels and packaging a vibrant, effective and value-creating medium. 'Print. For Good.' has become a central mantra for us as we arrive at Labelexpo looking to remain a forward-thinking partner to the package printing industry and an innovat
Success Story: Kern GmbH
Family-owned Kern GmbH of Bexbach, Germany, has never been so diversified. Its portfolio includes direct marketing materials, posters, signs, displays and various other products for large-format indoor and outdoor advertising, produced on sheetfed offset, digital, and wide format digital printing equipment with extensive finishing options at the firm's 4,400 square meter site. Digital printing plays an increasingly crucial role in the production process. Managing Director André Kern notes, "Our digital department has grown fast. A few years ago it consisted of just two people, compared to a dozen today, and this is the area in which we'll continue to expand most rapidly." In addition to three black-and-white systems, Kern has installed a KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Color Production Press with a long-sheet feeder for digital sheetfed printing. With its high color print quality, the NEXPRESS Press complements sheetfed offset production on Kern's three Heidelberg presses.
Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa 2016 with outstanding results
Kodak today declared drupa 2016 a resounding success, having reached its sales target on day 7 and 181% of target on the final day of the show. Tens of thousands of visitors, prospects and customers from around the world visited the Kodak Quarter over the course of 11 days to do business and see the company’s latest innovations, including more than 20 new products and technologies launched at the show. Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak, commented: “Kodak came to drupa 2016 to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the print, publishing and packaging industries, reflected in our Print. For Good. message. We also clearly positioned Kodak at the forefront of the industry through the strength of our new technologies to continue driving the sustainability of the markets they serve. Hitting our sales target on Day 7 was testimony of the strengths of our products and Kodak’s standing in the print industry.” Kodak also demonstrated its influence in future technologies, i