NYSE Opening Bell Ringing Signifies the ‘New Kodak’
As Perez and Taber pointed out, the “new Kodak” is a global technology company offering solutions and professional services for the packaging, graphic communications and functional printing markets. The firm intends to leverage its technical expertise to drive change in the industry, with new applications and a broad product portfolio.
Some of the key Kodak products for the graphic arts industry, which they contend will allow them to do this, include:
- Kodak Prosper presses and imprinting systems, based on the company’s Stream continuous commercial inkjet technology;
- Kodak Flexcel packaging solutions, driven by Kodak SquareSpot laser imaging technology, which is also a “breakthrough” technology for functional printing solutions that will be delivered to the market starting in 2014; and
- Kodak Sonora XP process-free plates that enable printers to take plates straight to press without any chemistry or processing, and without sacrificing quality or productivity.