About 4,000 attendees are expected at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland, next month. Visitors to Kodak's booth will be able to see the company's solutions for commercial, book and newspaper printing applications, such as the Kodak Prosper press platform. A special show publication will be pre-printed on the Kodak Prosper 5000XLi press in both tabloid and broadsheet format, and finished onsite using Hunkeler’s new Advanced Newspaper Solution.
ROCHESTER, NY—Kodak has established a new organizational structure in what it says will make the company faster-moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial. Kodak will have five market-focused business divisions: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Micro 3D Printing and Packaging; Software and Solutions; and Consumer and Film.
Worldwide industry and global players will present their latest print and crossmedia solutions at the upcoming drupa 2016, the international trade show that has been running for 60 years. Even now, 18 months before it begins on May 31, 2016, 80 percent of the exhibition space has been booked.
The founder of an international print finishing equipment manufacturer, C.P. Bourg Group, has died. Christian-Pierre Bourg, who started the company in 1960, was 89. Bourg passed away in Boston, not far from his company's U.S. headquarters in New Bedford, MA. Even though he no longer oversaw the day-to-day business of his company, he still made a point to go to the office every day.
A new mini-web in-line has been installed on Suncraft Technologies' six-color Heidelberg Printstream 100 press, along with a 600 dpi Kodak Prosper S10 Series inkjet imager. The new equipment gives clients greater flexibility and personalization options with variable data printing for short-run and high-volume direct mail applications.
ITASCA, IL—Continental Web Press, a commercial web offset printer specializing in catalogs, direct mail and inserts, is extending its use of Kodak technology with the latest installment of the Kodak Prosper S-Series system.
Steven Overman, former vice president and global head of brand strategy and marketing creation for Nokia, has joined Kodak as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of corporate marketing. He now reports to Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke and is a member of the company’s Executive Council.
BRAINERD, MN—Kodak and Bang Printing used a customer event this week to demonstrate the first North American installation of the Kodak Stream inkjet technology with a Timson T-Press digital inkjet web press. Kodak and Bang Printing, a book manufacturer, illustrated for customers how this combination enables greater efficiency in book production as part of their 13th annual plant tour and workshop.
As part of the ongoing legal battle with Kodak to start offering non-differential pricing to refurbish Kodak Versamark print heads, Collins Inkjet has announced that the preliminary injunction issued March 6, 2014 has been extended.
The latest Prinergy Workflow from Kodak builds upon the software’s history of prepress innovation with an improved Web-based interface and easy job management tools, such as a scenario builder, job intent window, part and section views and a separation list. Together these updates offer customers ease of use and increased control for enhanced consistency and efficiency in their prepress operations.