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Kodak Introduces Nexpress with Print Genius Suite #ipex

May 23, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, UK—May 21, 2010—Eastman Kodak Co. new Print Genius suite for Kodak Nexpress Digital Presses, on display at Ipex, Hall 9 – E320, the world’s leading commercial print trade show, brings new photo publishing capabilities that expand commercial printer service offerings and improve production efficiency. When combined with expanded connectivity to online service providers, the Kodak Nexpress Digital Color Solution becomes one of the most innovative solutions in the industry, with outstanding image quality at real world digital print speeds, opening up more opportunity for commercial printers to grab a piece of the high growth personal photo product market, including photobooks, greeting cards and calendars.

The improvements begin with the new Print Genius suite, which brings together image science, quality assurance and workflow productivity to provide superior quality and higher efficiency through new enhanced dry ink developers, intelligent image calibration and closed loop quality control. This raises the bar of print quality for commercial printers—all at real world production speed. In addition, new workflow productivity solutions including ADOBE PDF Print Engine to minimize RIP time, enhanced object caching and long life operator replaceable components maximize productivity and boost profit potential for Kodak partners.

“Consumers capture and share billions of digital photos and trillions of frames of video, and they want to combine their captured memories to tell their life stories, creating a huge opportunity for commercial printers,” said Isidre Rosello, General Manager, Digital Printing Solutions, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “With the combination of our new Print Genius suite and online connectivity, Nexpress owners can tap into more profit opportunity than ever before. According to InfoTrends, the billion-dollar photo product market is growing at 23 percent year on year[i], and with our new solution we believe we have the world’s highest quality, most productive photo capable commercial solution in the industry, providing maximum profit potential for our partners at real world production speeds.”

Connectivity for the Nexpress Press photo applications provides enhanced services for both consumer and professional applications, and Kodak has connection to fulfillers around the globe who have Kodak Nexpress Digital Production Presses, and who are leveraging Kodak’s Photo Website Hosting and Desktop Premium Product software. They can now generate highly profitable photobooks, greeting cards, personalized postcards, calendars and other merchandise with standard and Kodak Nexpress Intelligent Dimensional Coating Solution and Glossing pages combined. The dimensional pages offer Nexpress Press owners the opportunity to generate additional revenue at higher margins than typical printed pages.

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