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Kodak Honored with Two Top Industry Awards for Digital Innovation in Graphic Communications

August 13, 2009
ROCHESTER, NY—Aug. 13, 2009—Printing Industries of America awarded Kodak two 2009 InterTech Technology Awards, the highest honor for innovation in the graphic communications industry. The awards recognize leading Kodak Digital Technologies that help increase the impact of print and enable print service providers to offer even more value to their clients as marketing service providers. Kodak is the only company to receive two of the coveted awards this year.

Receiving 2009 InterTech Technology Awards are the Kodak Dimensional Printing System, a revolutionary digital print technology that creates raised—or 3D—text and images to differentiate and add value to the creative piece, and Kodak Prinergy Digital Workflow, a software solution for digital presses that enables printers to improve efficiency, decrease production costs and reduce job turnaround times. Kodak holds a total of 24 InterTech Technology Awards for innovative solutions for commercial, data, publishing, and packaging printers.

“Kodak Solutions such as Dimensional Printing and Prinergy Digital Workflow help customers differentiate their businesses in the marketplace, increase production efficiencies, and improve return on marketing investment for their clients,” said Chris Payne, Director and Vice President, Business to Business Marketing, Kodak. “These awards reflect Kodak’s ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions that help our customers grow their businesses.”

The Kodak Dimensional Printing System is the only cut sheet inline digital, tactile printing system on the market. Available as part of the Kodak Nexpress Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions, Dimensional Printing gives specified text and images a raised or 3D effect that can help communications stand out in a crowded marketplace. The result is a printed piece with a dimensional feel that mimics the surface of the items in the image. The Kodak Nexpress Intelligent Dimensional Coating Solution and Kodak Nexpress Dimensional Clear Dry Ink combine to create the Dimensional Printing effects. Dimensional Printing is well suited for a variety of markets, including commercial printing and photo products, and can be used for a variety of applications including direct mail, marketing collateral, promotional materials, greeting cards, business cards, invitations, certificates and photo books.

In his nomination letter for Dimensional Printing, Tony Seaman, Director, The University of Mississippi Publishing Center, lauded the impact Dimensional Printing has had on its business. The university hosted the first 2008 Presidential Debate and used Dimensional Printing to create a raised presidential seal and other elements for the invitations, pocket folders, and sponsor programs.

“We’ve seen an overall growth in our digital printing volume, and we believe the Kodak Dimensional Printing System is certainly contributing to this growth,” said Seaman. “It is opening doors and helping grow our volumes by establishing us as an innovative and dependable partner to our clients. It gives us a competitive advantage and helps us deliver much more than a standard digital print job.”

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