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    Monday, May 07, 2012

    Kodak Selects wobe-team GmbH for Newspaper Computer-To-Plate Workflow Solution

    Global reseller agreement delivers unique workflow solution to the newspaper market

    About Kodak

    Media Contacts

    • Nancy Carr
      Eastman Kodak Company
      +1 585-781-9121

    • Jenny Lesczinski
      Eric Mower and Associates
      +1 585-389-1825


    Kodak has selected wobe-team's wNewsNet as a workflow complement to the industry-leading KODAK computer-to-plate (CTP) newspaper publishing portfolio.

          Kodak supports the newspaper publishing market through the continued development of new CTP solutions and technology partnerships that deliver integrated solutions for prepress departments. wNewsNet is an integrated solution for managing digital production data in a newspaper prepress department. wNewsNet enables the automation of plate production, data control and data processing.

          “This worldwide agreement between Kodak and wobe-team GmbH underscores Kodak’s commitment to our newspaper customers,” said Nathanael Eijbersen, Kodak’s Global Current Marketing Manager, Newspaper Segment Offset Solutions. “Like Kodak, wobe-team understands the importance of supporting the dynamic requirements of the newspaper market. This collaboration delivers clients a one-stop, scalable newspaper software solution that complements their CTP investment.”

          wNewsNet is specifically designed to address newspaper requirements and support the complete prepress life cycle. The software is also designed to be scalable and to grow with customers, so all the features are available in the software’s core. The flexibility of wNewsNet allows customers to scale their system as needed, without installing different software or learning a new system.

          “The wobe-team portfolio of solutions appeals to the regional requirements of the global newspaper market by recognizing the synergies and differences in each geography,” said Wolfgang Bär, wobe-team GmbH Managing Director. “We are particularly excited about the Kodak and wobe-team agreement to deliver our technologies as a joint industry solution.”


          wNewsNet offers a comprehensive newspaper workflow solution, including PDF management tools with preflight and correct functionality, color-consistent soft proofing tools, ink-saving benefits with the PDF-InkAdjust feature, and third-party integration capabilities to deliver a fully automatic production system.

          wobe-team addresses every customer’s unique needs independently, developing a solution to reduce errors, minimize ink wastage, and save customers both the time and labor required in the plate-making room. The wobe-team handles all customer requests with a first-class, internal team of engineers instead of third parties or outsourced call centers.


    About wobe-team GmbH

    wobe-team GmbH is a privately owned company and was established in 1999 initially as a consulting and service company. In 2001 they began sale of what would become wNewsNet, a software workflow solution for the newspaper market, now installed at over 300 different newspapers worldwide.

    As an independent vendor wobe-team has partnered with several companies active in the newspaper business.

    For additional information about wobe-team visit http://www.wobe-team.com/en/about-us.html


    About Kodak

    As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives.

    In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com  

    (Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)