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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
Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrates biggest KODAK PROSPER Technology Installation in the Southern Hemisphere at Drupa 2016
Kodak today celebrated its biggest KODAK PROSPER Technology deal in the Southern Hemisphere with South African Print Service Provider (PSP), Novus Holdings, formerly known as Paarl Media Group. The equipment includes a KODAK PROSPER 6000C Press with ManRoland web systems FoldLine installed at Novus Holdings’ digital plant, Novus Print Solutions, and seven KODAK PROSPER S20 S-Series Imprinting Systems for its litho devices, which have been installed at its other printing facilities across South Africa. The Novus Holdings Group produces short, medium and long-run jobs for customers in South Africa and across the rest of the African continent. Output includes magazines, retail inserts, catalogs, books, newspapers, commercial work, labels, educational materials, as well as digital printing and tissue product manufacturing. David Clayton, General Manager of Novus Print Solutions, said: “Market trends are showing an increase in demand for shorter runs, personaliz