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KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System Helps Precision Color Graphics Reduce Costs and Streamline Production

Imaging quality surpasses customer expectationsROCHESTER, N.Y., April 30—Precision Color Graphics, a Wisconsin-based full-service prepress services manufacturer and long-time Kodak customer, recently turned to Kodak for the latest, state-of-the-art flexographic solution. The company has served the printing industry for more than 21 years—evolving from a small lithographic color separator shop to a one-stop print and prepress house handling everything from design to fulfillment. Now, Precision Color has made the decision to expand by improving its flexo plating capabilities.The solution was the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System, coupled with KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. Precision Color Graphics installed the new system and instantly offered its clients the opportunity to elevate print quality, achieve numerous production efficiencies and impress their customers with greater cost savings and performance.“I looked at all the competitive products, but I thought, ‘What’s the next great thing? It’s really the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System,’” said John Goeden, President and Owner of Precision Color Graphics. “We wanted to promote more rotogravure-like printing and, thanks to its outstanding imaging, we are seeing exactly that with the FLEXCEL NX Wide System. At the same time, we are helping our customers save money by reducing the number of plates and the time needed on jobs. We are growing our business and taking on higher volumes of work.”Precision Color Graphics has a diverse client base, and meeting their varied packaging needs can be challenging. The company services a range of industries, including the pet food, fast food, dairy and auto industries. The company also frequently produces POP displays, floor graphics and window clings for national department stores and chains. Goeden understands firsthand how important selecting the right image and packaging for a product can be, as he himself owns a dog food company called “Redpaw.”“We take pride in creating ‘made in America’ products. We wanted to bring higher-quality packaging to the market and using the best materials and printing is essential. We’ve even developed and are marketing a patented compostable package,” said Goeden. “That mentality of achieving the highest quality carries over into our printing services when we work with brands to achieve their vision for their own products. The FLEXCEL NX Wide System’s capabilities allow for greater shelf impact. Our clients are floored when they see the results, especially the color, clarity and consistency.”Precision Color’s packaging offerings have been an evolution. The company previously used a KODAK THERMOFLEX Mid Platesetter before switching to a KODAK THERMOFLEX Wide Platesetter. The FLEXCEL NX Wide System was installed last November and now serves as a complete solution for digital platemaking that delivers outstanding on-press performance. The high-definition flexo plate technology enables the FLEXCEL NX System to increase press uptime, reduce makeready waste and run presses faster to accommodate more print jobs. Precision Color Graphics is able to offer their clients smoother, higher-density solids in a single pass and reduce the number of colors per job for improved productivity. The FLEXCEL NX Wide System also supports plates up to 42 by 60 inches, allowing Precision Color Graphics to produce a wider range of package sizes. Precision Color Graphics uses FLEXCEL NX Plates to protect each brand’s integrity by ensuring that brand colors and images are achieved with consistency and stability on each job, no matter if it is a bag, label or flexible packaging application. FLEXCEL NX Plates provide a wider color gamut, higher densities and greater print stability than traditional digital flexo plates. The FLEXCEL NX Plates have helped Precision Color Graphics accomplish imaging that rivals offset and gravure imaging, while offering greater production flexibility and improved cost savings for the customer. The company relies on KODAK PRINERGY Workflow to streamline and automate its production process. PRINERGY Workflow is the system of choice for powerful file preflighting, color management, trapping and imposition—as well as flexible device connectivity, customizable automation and database-driven production management. To handle the accurate proofing that is so critical in packaging, Precision Color Graphics uses the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System. The advantage of the system is that it is capable of producing proofs on the same stock as the final job, which means that customers can preview the dot gain, line screens, and Pantone colors exactly as they will appear in production. Precision Color Graphics also utilizes the KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System, giving its clients the option to access and manage prepress workflow for any job, at any time via the web. The system tracks all activity, including job submissions, change requests, and approvals or rejections remotely. According to Goeden, more and more clients are seeing the value in utilizing the INSITE Prepress Portal, especially with some of their larger jobs that require multiple approvals. “Precision Color Graphics has successfully grown its business over the years by listening to its customers’ needs and going above and beyond their expectations with high-quality packaging,” said Nick Brunk, Kodak’s National Packaging Sales Manager. “John has plenty of personal experience within the industry, and it’s great to see how his company has embraced KODAK Solutions to help provide clients with superior products that have remarkable shelf impact and appeal.”  About Commercial Imaging Kodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s intelligent technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com.(Kodak, Flexcel, Prinergy, Approval and Insite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2013

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Kodak Shows INFO FLEX Attendees How to Do More with Less

Innovative flexo technology, customer success stories, and expert presentations highlight show presence ROCHESTER, NY, March 12—At the 30th Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX Exhibition 2012, taking place March 17-21 in San Antonio, Kodak (Booth 101) will show flexographic professionals how the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System and breadth of packaging solutions can help them do more with less to improve efficiency and grow their businesses.  “Today’s packaging printers and brand owners are continually looking for ways to do more with less—specifically with regards to flexo printing and applications,” noted Kodak’s Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director, Americas Region. “INFO*FLEX is the perfect opportunity for our customers to learn about our latest technologies, best practices and recent successes.”During the event, Kodak will spotlight the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions for Packaging, KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow, KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System, and KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solutions. All solutions are designed to help customers lower costs, improve quality, streamline production and create high-impact packaging to drive growth, revenue and profit opportunities.As part of the FTA Forum general session, participants will share real-world print jobs that compare flexo against other print technologies, including offset, gravure, and even digital.   Kodak’s exhibit and presentation support the FTA INFO*FLEX Forum theme—“Flexo: Brand of Choice.” Attendees who visit Kodak’s booth will hear about customers who chose KODAK FLEXCEL NX as their “Brand of Choice” and the benefits they realized for their own business as well as the businesses of their clients. Attendees also will see technology demonstrations and print samples illustrating how they can do more with less.In addition, Paul Lancelle, Kodak’s Flexo Printing Applications Specialist, will speak on Tuesday, March 20, on the topic of “Do More with Four—Utilizing Process Print to Extend the Capabilities of the Flexographic Color Gamut.” The presentation will demonstrate the use of current technologies that have proven to extend the color gamut of flexo, and potentially eliminate the need for the additional colors used in various extended-color-gamut applications, on a variety of substrates and print conditions. Kodak’s exhibit and presentations will give attendees a deeper understanding of the opportunities in the packaging market and how Kodak’s breadth of packaging solutions can deliver benefits across packaging print applications from concept to consumer. INFO*FLEX Expo and Forum is one of North America’s most comprehensive packaging, printing, and converting networking events and boasts more than 200 exhibitors of new products, supplies and services.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in more than 120 countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses, maximizing productivity, and more effectively managing risks. All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, please visit www.graphics.kodak.com. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak, Flexcel, Approval, Spotless and Prinergy PowerPack are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2012

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Kodak Captures 19 IAPHC Awards for Digital Print and Packaging Applications

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 7—The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) recently presented Kodak with 19 awards honoring excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. Entries are submitted from around the globe and are judgedby several panels of international printing experts.“Being selected from amongst hundreds of entrants from more than 15 countries is truly an honor and a testament to Kodak’s outstanding quality and differentiating technology,” said Vince Ferraro, Worldwide Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. “Whether it’s direct mail, marketing collateral, TransPromo, publishing, packaging, or general commercial print, Kodak delivers solutions that address the needs of the market and drive growth for our customers.”IAPHC honored Kodak with 10 Gold Awards, five Silver Awards, three Bronze Awards and one Honorable Mention.  Judges evaluated quality and difficulty of the graphicarts processes used, ranging from ink coverage, intensity ofsolids, registration, dot structure, paper usage,binding, finishing, overall visualappearance and communication effectiveness.  “Brand owners are more concerned than ever with quality, and need to stand out on store shelves to be successful,” noted Dr. John Anderson, Director of Marketing, Packaging Segment, Kodak. “Our packaging solutions combine outstanding quality with increased efficiency to help our customers deliver greater value to their clients. Receiving this kind of recognition from the IAPHC really shows that we are achieving what we set out to do.” The IAPHC is an international organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry. The IAPHC’s pledge is to educate, promote, inform, and connect members and the global graphic community, fostering their growth and success.The 19 awards KODAK earned in the 37th International Gallery of Excellence include: Gold Awards:Seasons 2011 Calendar; printed on KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Press with KODAK NEXPRESS HD Dry Inks and Dimensional PrintingPanoramic Posters; printed on KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Press with KODAK NEXPRESS HD Dry InksThe Future of Print in the 21st Century by Frank Romano; every page was touched by Kodak’s digital and offset technologyCheckFirst Financial Statement; full four-color printed on a KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System with variable dataDover Sole Label; printed using KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates from the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System and proofed on the KODAK APPROVAL Digital Color Imaging SystemAlta Vista Travel/Maximise; full four-colordirect mail printed on a KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System with variable dataJane Eyre; book block printed on a KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press, cover printed on a KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Digital Production Color Press with Dimensional Clear Dry Ink Dover Sole/Potato Wedges Folding Carton; printed using KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates from the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System with 20-micron Stochastic Screening and proofed on the KODAK APPROVAL Digital Color Imaging System“Your future looks bright”; corporate promotion printed with KODAK NEXPRESS Dimensional Clear Dry Ink“Celebrating Kodak Innovation: 125 Years and Beyond”; calendar printed with KODAK NEXPRESS Dimensional Clear Dry InkSilver Awards:“Take your ideas and top line to the next level”; 10-leaf promotional booklet that features KODAK NEXPRESS Press Gloss Coating, Spot Gloss, Dimensional Printing, Watermark, and Red Fluorescing“Elevate your designs with dimensional printing”; magazine insert printed on a KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color PressWinwoode Home MICR; direct mail printed on a KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System with MICR inks and variable dataDover Sole Flexible Pouch; printed using KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates from the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System with KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening and proofed on the KODAK APPROVAL Digital Color Imaging SystemCallmans; direct mail printed on a KODAK PROSPER 1000 PressBronze Awards: “Future’s so flat I gotta wear shades”; GDUSA cover printed on KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press with Dimensional Printing Solution Kreag’s Newspaper Insert; imprinted with the KODAK PROSPER S20 Imprinting SystemPotato Wedges Flexible Pouch; printed using KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates from the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System with KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening and proofed on the KODAK APPROVAL Digital Color Imaging SystemHonorable Mention: Kreag’s Family Market Loyalty; full four-colordirect mail printed on a KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000 Printing System with variable dataKodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity,and more effectively manage risks. All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com.(Kodak, NexPress, Versamark, Flexcel, Approval, Prosper, and Digicap are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Shows Broad Portfolio of Packaging Solutions at PLMA 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 11—Kodak will highlight its packaging solutions at the PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, November 13-15. For more than 30 years, PLMA’s annual trade show has been the industry event of the year where supermarkets, drug chains, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, importers and exporters, discounters, and convenience stores have come to find products and suppliers.This year, PLMA will present more than 2,000 exhibit booths, featuring food, snacks and beverages, household and kitchen products, and health and beauty products. Exhibitors range from large, well-known store brand makers to small and medium-size companies. Kodak will exhibit its full portfolio of packaging solutions at booth 8929, including demonstrations of KODAK DESIGN2LAUNCH Brand Manager, as well as the KODAK TRACELESS AD System for Antidiversion, which is designed to address brand security issues. According to a recent PLMA study, store brands have increased in presence by 2 percent in supermarkets and 5 percent in drugstores, while annual sales of private label products have increased by 40 percent in supermarkets and 96 percent in drug chains.“We have seen store and private label brands increase over the years and sales continue to grow at a rapid pace,” said Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director of Marketing, Americas, Kodak. “Kodak offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the packaging market, and is working with private label brands, retailers and their providers to enhance brand value and drive shelf impact to help increase consumer lift.”Regardless of a company’s role in the packaging value chain, Kodak provides solutions that add value and open new opportunities for growth. Kodak’s packaging solutions help brand owners protect brand value, increase shelf impact, and accelerate speed to market; while for package designers, Kodak’s solutions help conquer complexity and offer greater creative flexibility. For packaging trade shops, Kodak’s solutions help them stand out from the crowd and differentiate their offerings. And finally, Kodak’s packaging solutions help printers/converters enhance the value of print, better satisfy their customers, and deliver the brand intent to consumers.During the event, Kodak will show a new addition to the already successful KODAK TRACELESS System—the TRACELESS AD System for Antidiversion, a security solution for manufacturers that uses an invisible ink and a proprietary detection system to defend against gray market activities. The KODAK TRACELESS AD System helps brand owners track products and prevent the creation of illegitimate distribution channels and unauthorized resellers.Another new development being shown at PLMA 2011 is KODAK DESIGN2LAUNCH Brand Manager, a centralized digital workflow and brand-asset management solution. This technology enables enterprise packaging and marketing teams to securely approve, organize and distribute packaging and marketing artwork, layouts and other digital assets to departments, regions and suppliers. The web-based solution provides end users with process management tools that can boost operational efficiency, increase speed-to-market, and improve brand consistency over multi-channel marketing and packaging assets.KODAK RECIPE COLOR Profiler is a new software solution that allows package printers and brand owners to more accurately predict colors on press while at the same time reducing costs and improving efficiency. With the new RECIPE COLOR Profiler, flexographic printers can develop complex spot color recipes in less time and with fewer donor sheets for the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System.In addition to these new products, Kodak also addresses the needs of package production environments with its established portfolio of offset, flexographic and workflow technologies, which will be represented through samples at PLMA 2011:KODAK FLEXCEL NX System – Award-winning digital plate system delivers real advantages to flexographic printing, achieving levels of print quality normally expected from gravure, offset, or digital printing and driving significant production efficiencies in the press room.KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates – Deliver productivity with reduced chemistry consumption, long unbaked run length capability including UV and strong chemical resistance required for offset packaging production.KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions – Featuring KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow and itsPackaging Layout Automation Software, which automates the time-intensive task of object layout, eliminating manual steps and helping to reduce operator errors.KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System – The solution provides secure web access for remote job submission, progress tracking, and approval—automating some of the most critical, time-consuming workflow steps.To aid customers in choosing the best solutions and identifying opportunities for business growth, Kodak has a team of consultants to offer expertise and insight across a variety of applications. KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutionsgives brand owners and production organizations access to an array of knowledge including management consultants, solution architects, developers, and engineers. These teams analyze all aspects of the business and apply industry best practices to tailor an approach for each customer’s unique situation and needs, eliminating inefficiencies with custom solutions while promoting business-wide interconnectivity and streamlined production workflow. Additionally, these process improvements lead to enhanced sustainability for packaging professionals.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity,and more effectively manage risks. All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com (Kodak, Design2Launch, Traceless, Approval, Flexcel, Recipe Color, Trillian, Prinergy Powerpack, Insite and MarketMover are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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KODAK Shows Innovative Graphic Communications Portfolio and Digital Printing Demos at PAMEX 2011

NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 31—At PAMEX 2011, Kodak will showcase its wide portfolio of innovative products and services for printers, publishers, and packaging professionals. Visitors to the Kodak booth, Hall 4, will learn about a variety of KODAK Products ranging from thermal CTP devices to digital printing presses, as well as workflow and packaging solutions.       “Visitors come to PAMEX looking for the latest printing technology developments to help their businesses gain a competitive edge. We will show them how KODAK Solutions can help them reach greater business success,” said Bhalchandra Nikumb, Head of Sales and Channel Management, India Cluster, Graphic Communications Group, Kodak India Private Limited.       PAMEX 2011—sponsored by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP)—will be held Nov. 1-4, in Pragti Maidan, New Delhi and is a key trade show in the Indian printing industry. Held every two years, PAMEX attracts more than 20,000 visitors in search of the latest graphic communication technologies.      PAMEX 2011 attendees will see the KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Digital Production Color Press at the Kodak booth. The KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Press provides reliable offset-class printing for a variety of applications including marketing collateral, direct mail, and books. The KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Press features Print Genius, a suite of quality control tools and options, which allows printers to maintain peak quality throughout production runs.       The KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solution makes it possible for printers to achieve high-impact printing applications with Kodak’s unique in-line dimensional printing, high-quality gloss and spot color, in-line watermarking, or coating in a single pass. Unique in the industry for in-line digital cut sheet presses, dimensional printing is achieved by adding KODAK NEXPRESS Dimensional Clear Dry Ink to the Fifth Imaging Unit of a KODAK NEXPRESS Press. Characteristics previously unattainable with digital printing, such as a 3D tactile photo surface, dimensional or raised print, and distinctive textures, can easily be incorporated into the design of materials.       To demonstrate the award-winning KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solution, Kodak will team with PrintWeek India for a live, on-site printing demonstration at the booth. Visitors will see the KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Press in action, as PrintWeek prints the PAMEXDaily, a16-page tradeshow newsletter using dimensional printing.      The Kodak booth will also highlight the KODAK TRENDSETTER 800 Platesetter. Developed for medium- to large-volume commercial printers, the eight-page thermal CTP device provides accurate and stable imaging quality results.      Because today’s printers need more than just hardware, visitors will learn about the latest workflow developments, including the KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow System with KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal integration. The KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow System delivers increased automation and outstanding job flow efficiency with both the control and flexibility that printers seek.       The KODAK MATCHPRINT Inkjet Proofing System, Kodak’s powerful digital proofing solution that allows printers to generate reliable proofs, will also be on display along with the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System. The KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System provides printers a complete suite of hardware, software and consumable materials to create color proofs accurately and consistently predicting process, spot and metallic colors for litho offset, flexographic or gravure printing.      Highlighting Kodak’s continued commitment to improving sustainability, visitors can also come by the booth to learn about Kodak’s sustainable solutions for printers with offset and hybrid environments. Kodak’s solutions focus on increasing overall process and output efficiency, while reducing resource consumption required for processing digital plates. In addition, Kodak offers digital plates such as KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Non Process Plates that eliminate the need for processors and chemistry..Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity,and more effectively manage risks. All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak, NexPress, Trendsetter, Prinergy Connect, InSite, Approval, Thermal Direct, and Matchprint are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Installs 15,000th Computer-To-Plate Device at Commercial Printer in China

Customer adds complete Kodak workflow, CTP, and digital print solutionROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 20—Wuhan JinGang, the largest commercial printing company in Hubei Province, China, recently installed a KODAK TRENDSETTER 800 Platesetter, marking a significant milestone for Kodak as it is the company’s 15,000th Thermal Computer-To-Plate (CTP) device installation to date.        Kodak was the first company to commercialize thermal CTP in 1995, and has since continued to develop new technologies that make these devices faster, more automated, and more sustainable. Thermal CTP devices enable printers to image press-ready thermal printing plates directly from computer files. Thermal imaging technology provides the stability printers need to produce high-quality printing. Wuhan JinGang installed the 34 plate-per-hour,V-speed KODAK TRENDSETTER 800 Platesetter with autoloader, which is a thermal 8-page CTP device offering outstanding image quality, stability, and maximum efficiency with advanced automation.      In addition, Wuhan JinGang is also contracted to purchase KODAK Thermal Plates, KODAK PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow, KODAK MATCHPRINT Inkjet Proofing System and Konica-Minolta’s BizHub PRESS C6000, a mid-volume digital press sold by Kodak.      For the last five years, Wuhan JinGang has held the largest market share in Hubei and hopes to continue improving the image quality of its books, posters, and other printed materials by implementing KODAK Solutions. The company purchased its first Kodak CTP device, a V-speed KODAK TRENDSETTER 800 Platesetter with PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow, in 2009.       Wuhan JinGang recently elected to discontinue its use of competitive products in favor of using Kodak CTP products exclusively.       “Our company chose Kodak because of its ability to offer a total, integrated solution for CTP, color management, proofing, and digital print,” said Wu Shaoguo, Chief Executive Officer of Wuhan JinGang. “We have improved our automation and efficiency, which means we can deliver jobs more quickly and with higher image quality. By installing these products, we have been able to keep up with the growing demands of the marketplace.”             Many printers in emerging markets are just now converting over to CTP devices, while developed markets are replacing their aging equipment to become more competitive.       “The installation in Wuhan JinGang is a great achievement for Kodak and we are expecting to see an increase in both CTP and digital printing across China,” notes Richard Chang, Sales Director of Prepress Solutions and Unified Workflow Solutions, Greater China Region, Kodak.  About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.To learn more, visit www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at www.kodak.com/go/followus.More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery -- join today at www.kodakgallery.com. Choose from the widest selection of Kodak digital cameras, all-in-one inkjet printers, pocket video cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.(Kodak, Trendsetter, Connect, Prinergy, and MatchPrint are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Announces New RECIPE COLOR Profiler for KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System

New tool saves time and reduces materials cost for contract proofingROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 26—Package printers and brand owners are always looking for new ways to more accurately predict spot colors on press while at the same time reducing costs and improving efficiency. Now, users of the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System can do just that with a new tool—KODAK RECIPE COLOR Profiler. With the new KODAK RECIPE COLOR Profiler, users of the APPROVAL NX System can develop spot color recipes in less time and at a lower cost than in the past. One of the key differentiators of the APPROVAL NX System is its ability to render spot colors accurately using halftone proofing. Kodak has improved the process for setting up recipes, making it faster and easier than before. Using RECIPE COLOR Profiler, the time it takes to develop spot color recipes can be reduced to less than a minute, while also eliminating the use of three to four sheets of media, which reduces both material and labor costs. Unlike inkjet proofing of spot colors, the APPROVAL NX System takes into account the actual substrate and ink laydown order, which results in outstanding accuracy.“Halftone proofing on the APPROVAL NX System allows us to simulate the exact press output the customer will receive,” says Peter Hamm, Managing Director of Reproservice Eurodigital GmbH in Munich. “Customers expect that contract-quality proof, but they are also very conscious of the cost, so anything that helps us bring that cost down is a valuable addition to our business. The RECIPE COLOR Profiler lets our operators produce the proof in less time while using fewer materials, with the quality our customers demand.”Reproservice Eurodigital specializes in producing digital flexo plates, mostly for high-quality UV flexo printing on plastic film, aluminum and other substrates. The company has been using the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System for several years, and just recently upgraded to the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System. The APPROVAL NX System is the proofer of choice for most jobs. “There are limitations with inkjet proofing—such as line screens and substrates—that make halftone proofing more desirable when results are critical. Our experience with the RECIPE COLOR Profiler has been excellent. Our operators appreciate the ease of use and the accuracy, as well as the support and training provided by Kodak.”The APPROVAL NX System is a robust and trusted solution for package proofing across a variety of applications. The system comprises a complete suite of hardware, software, and consumable materials designed to create color proofs accurately and consistently. It enables the prediction of process, spot, and metallic colors for litho offset, flexographic, or gravure printing. Offering true halftone quality color proofing at resolutions of 2400 or 2540 dpi, the APPROVAL NX System provides great confidence in predicting color and appearance of the final printed piece, including both traditional flat sheets as well as finished, three-dimensional packages.“Packaging customers asked us to simplify the process of creating spot color recipes, and this new tool does just that,” said Kuty Paperny, Director of Marketing, Packaging Products Group, Kodak. “Color is everything for a brand, so predicting press results is critical. We can provide true halftone dots in process or spot color on any of thousands of substrates that will be used in the final printed piece.”Users can easily and quickly create and manage any number of accurate recipe libraries for any combination of proof conditions and color libraries with RECIPE COLOR Profiler. In addition, the software works with imported spectrophotometer measurements, creates color characterization charts, supports modification of the color library lists, and enables users to easily toggle between CMYK-only and the optimal recipes for a library.“We are saving at least two days on our color development process with the RECIPE COLOR Profiler,” noted Andrew Blaisdell, Technical Manager, Matthews International. “In about an hour, we are getting 90 percent accuracy on our spot and PMS colors the first time. Our customers are extremely happy with our ability to turn jobs around more quickly, and we are very pleased with the efficiency we’ve gained in the production workflow. It’s been a game changer for us.”For KODAK APPROVAL NX System users, RECIPE COLOR Profiler is available free of charge from the Kodak eCentral site. The software runs on Windows-based computers.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity,and more effectively manage risks.  All Kodak products and software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com(Kodak, Recipe Color, Approval, and Flexcel are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Kodak Showcases Entire Packaging Portfolio at Pack Expo 2011

Solutions span the packaging value chain and help professionals drive impact and efficiency from concept to consumerROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 23—Kodak will be showcasing packaging solutions that preserve brand equity and security, enhance shelf appeal, and drive efficiency from design through print production at Booth S7014 at Pack Expo 2011—one of the premier packaging shows in the U.S.—in Las Vegas. Visitors to the Kodak booth will experience a unique portfolio that provides sustainable brand management and prepress solutions for global businesses.  A new addition to the already successful KODAK TRACELESS System is the TRACELESS AD System for Antidiversion, a security solution for manufacturers that uses an invisible ink and a proprietary detection system to defend against gray market activities. The KODAK TRACELESS AD System helps brand owners track products and prevent the creation of illegitimate distribution channels and unauthorized resellers.“There is a lot of pressure on brand owners and packaging professionals to stand out today with innovation and impact, but at the same time, they need to protect their brand from unauthorized use or reproduction,” said Dr. John Anderson, Packaging Segment Director of Marketing, Americas, Kodak. “We provide a full suite of solutions that raise the bar on packaging quality while improving efficiency and security with cutting-edge technology.”Regardless of your role in the packaging value chain, Kodak provides solutions that add value and open new opportunities for growth. Kodak’s packaging solutions help brand owners protect brand value, increase shelf impact, and accelerate speed to market; while for package designers, Kodak’s solutions help conquer complexity and offer greater creative flexibility. For packaging trade shops, Kodak’s solutions help them stand out from the crowd and differentiate their offerings. And finally, Kodak’s packaging solutions help printers/converters enhance the value of print, better satisfy their customers, and deliver the brand intent to consumers.Another new development being shown at Pack Expo is KODAK DESIGN2LAUNCH Brand Manager, a centralized digital workflow and brand-asset management solution. This technology enables enterprise packaging and marketing teams to securely approve, organize and distribute packaging and marketing artwork, layouts and other digital assets to departments, regions and suppliers. The web-based solution provides end users with process management tools that can boost operational efficiency, increase speed-to-market, and improve brand consistency over multi-channel marketing and packaging assets.KODAK RECIPE COLOR Profiler is a new software solution that allows package printers and brand owners to more accurately predict colors on press while at the same time reducing costs and improving efficiency. With the new RECIPE COLOR Profiler, flexographic printers can develop complex spot color recipes in less time and with fewer donor sheets for the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System.In addition to these new products, Kodak will also address the needs of package production environments with its established portfolio of flexographic and workflow technologies:KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System – Award-winning  digital plate system delivers real advantages to flexographic printing, achieving levels of print quality normally expected from gravure, offset, or digital printing and driving significant production efficiencies in the press roomKODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates – Deliver productivity with reduced chemistry consumption, long unbaked run length capability including UV and strong chemical resistance required for offset packaging productionKODAK Unified Workflow Solutions – Featuring KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow System and itsPackaging Layout Automation Software, which automates the time-intensive task of object layout, eliminating manual steps and helping to reduce operator errorsKODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System – The solution provides secure web access for remote job submission, progress tracking, and approval—automating some of the most critical, time-consuming workflow stepsTo aid customers in choosing the best solutions and identifying opportunities for business growth, Kodak has a team of consultants to offer expertise and insight across a variety of applications. KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutionsgives brand owners and production organizations access to an array of knowledge including management consultants, solution architects, developers, and engineers. These teams analyze all aspects of the business and apply industry best practices to tailor an approach for each customer’s unique situation and needs, eliminating inefficiencies with custom solutions while promoting business-wide interconnectivity and streamlined production workflow.To show attendees how package design influences consumer buying decisions at the point of purchase, Kodak is sponsoring the Consumer Retail Experience—a new, interactive feature created by Clemson University. Using digital eye tracking technology, students from Clemson University will track what participants look at or were persuaded by as they walk through a simulated retail environment against what they purchase. The Consumer Retail Experience will also include an area where participants can see packages in a virtual retail space. Images will change regularly during the show.Kodak’s Ron Malloy, Worldwide Director of Growth Initiatives, Business Solutions and Services Group, will be moderating and participating in a Pack Expo Brand Zone panel session on Brand Security. Also on the panel are Denny Belcastro, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations and Collaboration, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Matthew Rhodes, Global Brand Protection Intelligence Analyst, Procter & Gamble; and Sean Mullin, National Program Manager for Homeland Security Investigations, United States Department of Homeland Security.  The session will take place at 10:15 am on September 27.   Professionals will be available in the Kodak booth at Pack Expo to show samples and talk about the many powerful tools available to improve the packaging process. “We promise not to only talk about only the how and why of production, but we’ll also show how we can offer added value to to the process and how we help customers do more with packaging,” added Anderson.Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses,maximize productivity,and more effectively manage risks.  All Kodak products and software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit www.graphics.kodak.com.About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. Kodak helps customers adapt, transform and grow their businesses. Through a comprehensive product and solutions portfolio that integrates revolutionary technologies, smart automation and specialized services, Kodak supplies customers operating in traditional, hybrid and digital graphic environments the broadest choice of software, production products and services for creating and managing high value variable output efficiently and cost effectively. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at www.growyourbiz.kodak.com (Kodak, Traceless, Design2Launch, Recipe Color, Approval, Flexcel, Trillian, Prinergy Powerpack, Insite, and MarketMover are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2011

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Easibind achieves amazing 3D innovation with KODAK MAGNUS 400 III Platesetter and KODAK ELECTRA XD Thermal Plates

Print Media company pushes the boundaries of innovation with print and screen based solutions  GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 9—Easibind, the international print media specialist is achieving amazing innovative results with its recently installed KODAK MAGNUS 400 III Platesetter and KODAK ELECTRA XD Thermal Plates. Imaging at 4800dpi, Kodak’s plate technology is supporting Easibind’s Visual Active Range of HD, 3D and Animated products. Easibind’s business is focused on the design and production of print media for branding and recognition markets and applications - including point of sale and display, promotional packaging, document presentation and personalised direct marketing icons. Easibind is also using a suite of KODAK Software including KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow System for Packaging Production, KODAK MATCHPRINT Inkjet Proofing System and KODAK INSITE Storefront System for web to print and online educational initiatives for schools and colleges.Harry Skidmore, Easibind CEO states: “Innovation will keep us moving forward.  Our key objective is to respond to the emerging markets which are forcing the pace. We spend a proportion of our time researching worldwide trends and progress in consumer electronics and print media technologies. We employ students and graduates to help us with the research and development of new materials and substrates – it’s a science. We believe Print Media technologies are keeping pace and complementing Screen based media technologies.”Easibind is using the KODAK MAGNUS 400 III Platesetter imaging KODAK ELECTRA XD Plates to achieve new levels of fine print. The company is using the advancements of Kodak’s plate technology to produce sharp, defined images with no distortion on a 3D 500micron lens which can then be applied to any substrate for many applications including security. Mr Skidmore continues, “There is a race on. The emerging plate technologies are challenging the quality and diversity of print. Here at Easibind, we want to inspire, to invest. With the KODAK ELECTRA Plate technology we can print on 500 micron material. This is nano-technology with a pin-head dot. Kodak is motivating the market with its photo-gravure quality results on a litho plate. We can register  pin head patterns of ink onto a thin 500 micron lens that magnifies 6000 times without distortion giving amazing depth and clarity. This is a true test of the KODAK Plate Technology with photogravure results using litho plate technology."Easibind was established in 1977 and now employs 85 staff at its site at Heanor in Derbyshire. The privately owned independent company offers Innovation, Design and Materials Technology as a total solution for print media in diverse and branded markets. Embracing the leadership in Screen Media based technology and driving Print Media based technology, Easibind integrates both to produce Mixed Media Campaigns to sell ‘through the line’ solutions – in retail spaces, public spaces and direct marketing.The investment in KODAK prepress hardware and software at Easibind has brought complete control in-house for the innovative company. With a wide customer base of print managers, contract stationers and creative agencies responsible for mixed media campaigns, Easibind has invested over £2m over the last five years. Skidmore concludes, “With Kodak technology and Easibind innovation we are at the forefront of developing markets and applications and perfectly positioned to stimulate creative ideas and solutions utilising all media options.”  About Easibind Easibind works with Schools, Colleges and Universities partnering on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Technology Transfer and Business/Education Partnerships. Easibind is working with web e-learning programmes using KODAK and ADOBE Software to help schools with creative and process applications using print media design and print. Easibind had full accreditation including The Carbon Trust Standard, ISO 14001/9001, UKAS Accreditation, EC EMAS, ISO 12647 and FSC Certification. In 2011, Easibind is working closely with Kodak as well as Man Roland, Sun Chemical, Antalis McNaughton and leading brand owners in the UK to build a special relationship and complete a Closed Loop Paperchain for Scope 3 Carbon Footprint Reporting, following strict PAS 2050 guidelines, Carbon Trust Standards and Carbon Footprint Certification.About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.To learn more, visit www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at www.kodak.com/go/followus.More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery--join today at www.kodakgallery.com.Choose from the widest selection of Kodak digital cameras, all-in-one inkjet printers, pocket video cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.(Kodak, Magnus, Electra, Matchprint, Insite and Prinergy Powerpack are trademarks of Kodak)2011

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

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

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

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

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Kodak Completes Acquisition of Relief Plates Business from Japan’s TOK

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 2—Eastman Kodak Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the relief plates business of Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.  TOK . The acquisition expands and enhances Kodak’s capabilities to serve customers, particularly in the packaging industry, a key growth segment for the company. The relief plate business includes flexography, letterpress, Braille and molding plate products produced and marketed by TOK worldwide. Included in the acquisition agreement is a manufacturing plant and development facility located in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, which produces relief plates.This newly acquired business is now a part of Kodak’s Prepress Solutions business and will conduct business under the name of Yamanashi RPB Supply Company.Kodak is a worldwide leader in the printing plates market, with a portfolio that includes digital offset plates, flexographic plates, and analog offset plates, which are part of Kodak’s comprehensive family of prepress solutions, including computer-to-plate devices, proofing solutions, plate processing equipment, and workflow. Kodak has been steadily expanding its portfolio to offer complete solutions for packaging customers, including the award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System, KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow, and the KODAK APPROVAL NX Digital Color Imaging System.“Kodak is strongly committed to the packaging industry and we are seeing growing demand, especially in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Douglas Edwards, Vice President and General Manager, Prepress Solutions, Kodak. “Delivering solutions for the packaging industry is one of Kodak’s key corporate growth initiatives, and we expect to double revenues in this segment by 2 2, so this will contribute toward that goal.” The approximately 100 employees who were part of TOK’s relief plates business, most of them located in Yamanashi, have joined Kodak. “We are delighted by this opportunity to add TOK’s talented employees to our existing team for the benefit of our customers and shareholders,” said Edwards.  Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,  professionals in  2  countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.To learn more, visit www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at www.kodak.com/go/followus.More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at www.kodakgallery.com.Choose from the widest selection of KODAK Digital Cameras, All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Pocket Video Cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.Kodak, Flexcel, Prinergy, and Approval are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.