the 58th Distripress Congress in Toronto, Kodak experts will meet
with customers to address the changing needs of the newspaper market and
showcase the latest KODAK Solutions designed to help streamline production and enhance
efficiency. The annual international meeting,
which takes place Oct. 7-10 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, attracts more
than 700 newspaper publishers and printers from around the world.
is one of the industry’s most exciting and engaging events, drawing the
industry’s best and brightest from around the globe,” said John O’Grady, Kodak
Vice President and Regional Managing Director, U.S. and Canada. “We’re excited that
the Congress is back in North America and for the valuable discussions and insights
that the event will bring.”
At the Kodak booth (#5), Kodak experts will be
available to share ideas on leveraging existing assets to boost revenue,
maximizing automation and improving profitability. Visitors to the booth can
also see real-life examples of how Kodak is helping its current customers gain
a competitive advantage with value-added applications and innovative
“For years, Kodak has provided its newspaper
customers with products and solutions designed to help them stay competitive,
expand their printing capabilities and, most important, generate new revenue,” said
O’Grady. “The Distripress Congress
serves as a great venue for Kodak to continue to strengthen its relationships
with newspaper customers. Our experts will be on hand to discuss the challenges
our customers are facing in the industry and their goals for growing business.”
the “Distribute and Print” Model
Among the Distripress Congress attendees will be newspaper
printers looking for viable solutions to accommodate the “distribute and print”
business model. This model marks a growing trend where newspapers produce small
runs onsite to distribute locally as required rather than transporting
newspapers to their destinations by air.
Visitors to the Kodak booth can learn how the KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press
and KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing Systems are proving to be reliable options
for these types of customers.
The KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press features a wide web width and impressive durability
on coated papers, along with a color gamut up to 30 percent wider than offset
printing. With the Intelligent Print
System (IPS), the PROSPER 5000XLi Press automatically monitors and adjusts
settings throughout production to ensure the highest-quality output. The press
even includes a number of innovations to eliminate page imperfections caused by
paper stretching and wrinkling, and uses a text-enhancement tool to ensure
crisp, readable output.
The KODAK VERSAMARK VL4200 Printing System is also a nice choice for newspaper printers
looking to accomplish short-run or remote newspaper printing. The VL4200
Printing System meets the demands for high-end print and color and is capable
of full-page digital color variable printing applications.
Yes to Hybrid Imprinting
For those attendees looking for a custom printing
solution, the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems are ideal for hybrid
technology. Hybrid printing enables newspapers to print static content using their
offset printing systems and seamlessly add in variable content using their digital
printing systems. The KODAK PROSPER S-Series Systems leverage this technology to bridge the gap between
digital technology and offset presses to help boost revenue and grow readership
through highly targeted applications. Newspapers can use PROSPER Imprinting
Systems at full production speed to create high-value monochrome or CMYK
Kodak’s digital offset plates, computer-to-plate
devices, advanced proofing and screening solutions, and high-performing
workflow and automation solutions are also helping printers maximize
operational efficiency and print quality. Attendees at the Kodak booth are
invited to learn more about KODAK SONORA NEWS Process free plates, which simplify platemaking for newspaper printers.
These plates eliminate the need for processing chemistry and equipment and help
newspapers save money and achieve high-quality imaging with reduced
has transformed into a technology company focused on imaging for business.
Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions
for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing
industries. The company also offers leading products and services in
Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on
Kodak, visit kodak.com.