Kodak Sponsors Annual EFI User’s Conference, Demonstrates Workflow Integration with EFI Solutions

ROCHESTER, NY—April 10, 2012—Print service providers attending the EFI annual user’s conference, Connect 2012, will hear about the ongoing efforts of Kodak and EFI to expand connectivity between their solutions.

Attendees will learn how two-way flow of data between Kodak Prinergy Workflow and EFI Monarch MIS software and Pace MIS software can help improve job flow, minimize errors, and provide better visibility into planned versus actual production costs. Kodak also will demonstrate Prinergy Workflow connectivity to EFI Fiery digital print controllers, which allows users to drive output to the most suitable offset or digital device, schedule jobs more easily, and maximize press usage—while also providing critical tracking and reporting information.

“Integrating Kodak Workflow Solutions with third-party solutions leads to greater workflow efficiencies for our customers. With hundreds of print industry leaders in attendance at EFI Connect—many of whom are also Kodak Prinergy Workflow customers—it’s the perfect place to demonstrate Kodak’s ongoing commitment to developing this integration, which helps our customers make the most of their technology investments and drive costs out of the manufacturing process,” said Jon Bracken, Kodak’s General Manager of Unified Workflow Solutions.

Nick Benkovich, Kodak’s director of product management for Print Workflow, will be participating in a number of educational sessions on workflow integration and automation at the event. During a breakout session titled “Kodak and EFI: Driving Integration through Partnership,” Benkovich will discuss Prinergy Workflow integration with both EFI print MIS software and EFI Fiery controllers. His session will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. The “Monarch Planner to Prinergy Workflow Integration” session on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 9:30 to 11:00 am will review the integration process and the return on investment customers can expect from a successful implementation.

Visitors to the Kodak booth will also see a preview of Kodak’s innovative new workflow solutions that will be unveiled at drupa 2012, including version 6 of the award-winning Kodak Prinergy Workflow System. Prinergy Workflow is widely used among commercial print and packaging companies seeking increased prepress capabilities, customizable automation, third-party integration, and advanced color and screening proficiencies. The newest version of Prinergy Workflow goes even further by providing unified job management driven by production intent, helping to reduce costs in the manufacturing process.

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