Eastman Kodak Company

New KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper Delivers Exceptional Color, Detail and Quality for Pros, AdAm Photographers

Universally Compatible with Dye, Pigmented Ink Printers; Instant Drying Media

Rochester, Jun 01 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper for professional and advanced amateur (AdAm) photographers.  The high quality, instant-dry paper, available in glossy and lustre finishes, is compatible with all inkjet printers and represents the first KODAK PROFESSIONAL branded inkjet- media in the market.

     Featuring a true photographic base with high-quality pulp and state-of-the-art paper chemistry, the new instant-drying cut-sheet inkjet photo paper delivers outstanding image quality, whiter whites, accurate flesh-tone reproduction and a wide color gamut.  With a range of recommended and custom color profiles developed for popular inkjet printers, the paper delivers a bright, saturated color and sharp detail.  The competitively priced paper will appeal to commercial, portrait/social and AdAm photographers.

     “Our new professional inkjet paper applies Kodak’s history and expertise in silver-halide paper technology and color science,” said John Blake, General Manager, Professional Output Group, Digital and Film Imaging Systems, Eastman Kodak Company.  “The new paper blends consistent color reproduction with the outstanding quality of KODAK prints as we continue to advance our broad portfolio to meet the needs of pros and AdAms.”

     KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper offers a number of features:

  • Instant dry photo paper
  • Works on ALL inkjet printers – works with both pigmented and dye-base inkjet printers
  • Excellent glossy uniformity
  • 255 g/m2, 9mil; Resin coated (true photo base) paper
  • KODAK PROFESSIONAL paper backprint and unique package design

o       Available in gloss (F) and lustre (E) finishes

o       Custom color profiles available for optimal print quality (visit www.kodak.com/go/proinkjet)

     The new paper comes in 20 (MSRP US$14.99), 50 (MSRP US$34.99) and 100- (MSRP US$59.99) count 8.5 x 11-inch packages, as well as a 20-count 13 x 19-inch package (MSRP US$49.99).  KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper in glossy and luster finish will be available at photo specialty retailers in June, in the United States, Western Europe and Australia.  

About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging

Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment.  The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images).  With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Graphic Communications Group, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems consisting of three wholly owned subsidiaries:  Encad, Inc., NexPress Solutions, and Kodak Versamark; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.

For further information about Kodak's professional products, customers may call: 1-800-235-6325, or visit www.kodak.com/go/professional
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