AGS and Kodak Host Open House Showcasing Data-Driven Print Communications

ROCHESTER, NY—Dec. 13, 2012—Kodak and Automated Graphic Systems (AGS), a Consolidated Graphics company, welcomed nearly 90 guests for an open house and networking event this Tuesday (Dec. 11) at the AGS facility in White Plains, MD. Throughout the day, attendees learned about the trends that are shaping the print industry and saw the full-color Kodak Prosper 5000XL inkjet press in action producing live print jobs.

“In this market, it’s cutthroat. You have to do whatever you can to separate yourself from the competition. And if speed and personalization is the way to do it, then AGS and the Kodak Prosper 5000XL press is the way to go,” observed attendee Jennifer Andrus, production manager, Gryphon House Publishing.

The day began with tours of the AGS facility and digital printing demonstrations with the Prosper 5000XL Press. Later, Katie Kriemelmeyer, president, AGS, hosted a “Technology-to-Print” session that addressed trends in digital printing and the importance of relevant customer data for personalization of printed material.

An informal evening networking event allowed attendees to interact with both AGS and Kodak representatives, as well as talk with their peers about technology and the current business climate.

“We were thrilled to host an event where we could bring together our clients and technology experts,” said Kriemelmeyer. “Showcasing the power of digital print to help our customers reach their audiences in a rapidly changing marketing and communications environment was powerful.”

The Prosper 5000XL features Stream inkjet technology and offers process-color perfecting with a print width of up to 24.5˝ at speeds up to 650 feet per minute. This robust and high-performance inkjet web press helps customers differentiate themselves and drive profitability by delivering quality, productivity and lower total cost of operations for short-run color books in quantities up to 4,000. It is capable of print quality that rivals offset output up to 175 lpi on uncoated, coated, and glossy papers ranging from 30 to 200 pound (45 to 300 gsm) text weight.

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