Kodak Customers Earn Top Honors at In-Print 2011 Awards

ROCHESTER, NY—June 10, 2011—Kodak customers are leveraging their Kodak Nexpress Digital Production Color Presses and Kodak Prepress and Workflow Solutions to produce award-winning work.

This year, Kodak customers won 22 of the 75 awards at the In-Print 2011 competition. Kodak’s solutions were used to produce 12 Gold Award winners, more than any other brand in the competition. The awards were presented at the 2011 IPMA conference, where all 75 winning pieces were on display.

In the digital category, Nexpress Presses were used to create winning entries for University of Oklahoma (OU) Printing Services (three Gold, one Bronze), Briggs & Stratton (one Gold, one Silver), University of Mississippi (one Silver), and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (one Gold, two Silver).

Kodak customers who were honored in the offset category included OU Printing Services (five Gold, three Silver), University of Missouri-Columbia (two Gold) and the University of New Hampshire (one Bronze).

Additionally, Pennsylvania College of Technology received a Silver award in the hybrid category, which is awarded for pieces that combine offset with digital print production.

“Everything we produce at OU Printing Services utilizes a Kodak Solution at one time or another, whether the work is produced on offset or digital presses. On all our digital pieces, the Kodak Nexpress Press gave us color quality and evenness of coverage that made them stand out,” said John Sarantakos, Administrator, OU Printing Services. “Kodak Workflow Solutions allowed us to electronically paginate, proof, and output plates that made press-ready and production runs accurate and gave us the highest quality of image reproduction. Most importantly, our customers were delighted with the final products.”

OU Printing Services uses Kodak Thermal Direct Non Process Plates, imaged on a Kodak Magnus 800 Platesetter, and Kodak Prinergy Workflow. This solution enables OU Printing Services to achieve high-quality, consistent prints while reducing environmental impact by eliminating the need for a plate processor or processing chemistry.

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