#1 Network Joins Kodak’s Reseller Network, Expanding Kodak’s Portfolio of Digital Plates

ROCHESTER, NY—May 7, 2014—Combining the reach of a national organization with the personalized service of a local supplier, #1 Network is made up of nearly 20 member companies that offer a wide range of equipment, supplies, and service for the graphic communications industry. Owned by its dealer members, #1 Network is one of the largest distribution channels in the graphics industry, and boasts one of the largest locally-based technical service forces in the United States and Canada.

Now a Silver Reseller of Kodak Solutions in the United States and Canada, the company is offering Kodak’s leading portfolio of digital plates, including Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates, Kodak Sonora News Process Free Plates, and Kodak Sword Excel Thermal Plates. For more than 40 years, #1 Network has focused on quality products and individualized attention.

“Our clients look to us for leading solutions that meet or exceed their production needs,” said Mike O’Neal, president, #1 Network Inc. “Adding the line of Kodak Digital Plates to our product portfolio enables us to tap excellent technologies for offset, packaging, and newspaper printing. With our market expertise, local connections, and outstanding service capabilities, we can help our clients maximize efficiency and productivity. It’s a great relationship.”

#1 Network member companies include: Advantage Litho Supply; A P Graph; Dales & Graphic Systems; Digital Paper Source; Ernest Green & Son; G. E. Richards Graphic Supplies; Great Western Ink/IS&E; Image Control Systems Northwest; Image Depot; JB Enterprises; Mac Papers; Mueller Graphic Supply; The Murphy Company; The Oldham Group; SAS Graphic Supply; Sooner Graphic Supply; The Tripp Company; and Walker Supply.

“Adding #1 Network as our first Silver Reseller in the Kodak Reseller Network will expand customer access to leading Kodak Plates and Prepress Solutions,” explained Ken Theodos, Kodak’s regional business manager for prepress and unified workflow solutions, United States and Canada. “This new relationship strengthens our reach in some geographies and continues to improve the customer experience. Customers can move forward with the confidence that they are getting the best solutions available.”

The Kodak Reseller Network helps to ensure that Kodak maintains more localized inventory, local distribution, enhanced sales coverage, and improved access for customers. Members of Kodak’s Reseller Network are highly trained and experienced channel partners who are committed to and aligned with Kodak’s vision for the graphics business.

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.

Source: Kodak.

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