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    2010 - New Kodak consumer products promoted ease of sharing pictures. Offerings included the KODAK PULSE Digital Frame – featuring an e-mail address to receive images from KODAK Gallery, Facebook and e-mail messages – and new KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Cameras – featuring a unique Share Button. The Button lets users easily tag pictures for effortless e-mailing and uploading to popular sharing sites or the PULSE Frame. ♦ Also for consumers, the KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera was the first waterproof offering in Kodak's popular line of pocket video cameras ♦ KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates were introduced, providing outstanding quality, efficiency, and environmental benefits for offset printing. ♦ The first full PROSPER Presses – the monochrome KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press and the color KODAK PROSPER 5000 Press – entered the market. ♦ Kodak unit Cinesite, a leading provider of visual effects for motion pictures, launched services for stereoscopic 3D visual effects and conversion of 2D films into 3D. ♦ KODAK Picture Saver Scanning Systems were introduced to enable retailers and niche marketers to help consumers digitize photo prints, keepsake documents and other "printed memories." ♦ The KODAK ESP Office 6150 All-in-One Inkjet Printer, with connectivity to print from multiple sources, brought Kodak's revolutionary affordable ink to home-based businesses. ♦ Kodak continued to innovate in film, introducing KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400 Film – which features the finest grain structure available in a 400 speed color negative film – and making KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film available in large formats. ♦ Retired Kodak researcher Steve Sasson received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for invention of the digital camera in 1975. It is the highest U.S. honor for scientists, engineers and inventors. ♦ Kodak announced the highest resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor for demanding applications like industrial inspection, aerial photography and security. ♦ The 100th KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System – an innovative platemaking solution for the printing of flexible packaging materials – was installed.


    KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera

    KODAK ESP Office 6150 All-in-One Printer


    KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System 

    2011 - Kodak introduced its first waterproof digital still camera, the KODAK EASYSHARE SPORT Camera. ♦ New offerings were launched to meet the growing demand for high-quality photo books and other photo products. The KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Platform lets photo labs, commercial printers, and others to digitally print such product offerings; KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA EP-D and EP-L Papers provide the look and feel of photo paper when used in electrophotographic digital presses. ♦ Sharpening its operational focus, Kodak sold its Image Sensor Solutions (ISS) and Eastman Gelatine businesses, as well as parts of its microfilm products and equipment business. It also acquired the relief plates business of Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd., helping expand capabilities for flexographic/packaging markets. The unit operates as Yamanashi RPB Supply Company. ♦ KODAK Picture Kiosks were enhanced to allow users to access – and easily make prints or photo products from – the increasing number of images stored on social sites like FACEBOOK. ♦ A wide-format version of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, used to produce plates for flexible packaging products, was introduced. It enables printing of larger materials or printing of multiple jobs at one time. ♦ A new generation of KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems – with a 40% smaller footprint than competitive systems – was introduced. The units benefit transactional, newsletter, direct mail and newspaper printers where space is at a premium. ♦ Kodak shipped its 100 millionth digital still camera, placing the company among top manufacturers worldwide over the past 15 years. ♦ Kodak introduced a line of KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers that are Google Cloud PrintTM and KODAK Email Print ready. The printers combine high quality output and affordable ink with the ability for people to print how, where and when they want. ♦ KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 5203/7203 was introduced, giving filmmakers more flexibility for shooting in natural or simulated daylight.



    KODAK NEXPRESS Photo Platform Commercial Printers

    KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer

    KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 5203/7203

    2012 - Kodak entered Chapter 11 reorganization and embarked on a series of changes that will focus the future company on commercial markets. The changes included phasing out the digital camera business, and selling assets of the KODAK Gallery (on-line photo services) and Cinesite (Kodak's subsidiary for motion picture effects). The company also announced plans to sell its Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses. The latter is composed of Retail Systems Solutions (including kiosks and in-store processing solutions), Event Imaging Solutions (including theme park imaging), and Paper & Output Systems (traditional photographic paper and still camera film products). Toward year's end, the company announced agreements that would bring it approximately $525 million for sale of its digital imaging patents .♦ Ten new commercial technologies were introduced at the drupa trade show in May, including the KODAK PROSPER 6000XL Press, a commercial inkjet system capable of printing 1,000 feet per minute; the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System, for producing in-the-round sleeves for flexographic package printing; and KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates that provide the quality, productivity and print capability of mainstream plates without processing equipment or chemistry. ♦ KODAK NEXPRESS Red Fluorescing Ink received the industry's prestigious 2012 Intertech Technology Award. The ink is virtually invisible when printed but shows up under ultraviolet light, and is used for fraud protection on printed documents and promotions. ♦ Kodak negotiated new contracts for motion picture film with four key motion picture studios: NBC-Universal, Paramount, Disney and Warner Brothers. ♦ As part of an effort to extend use of Kodak's commercial inkjet technology through partnerships, Timsons Printing Machinery developed the TIMSON T-Press. Powered by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology, it's the fastest, widest digital inkjet press available for black-and-white book production.


    KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System

    KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates


    2013 - As part of its business reorganization, Kodak sold its consumer imaging patents and spun off its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses. ♦ As a first step into the functional printing market, Kodak entered agreements with two technology firms engaged in manufacturing touch-screen sensors. Each firm is pursuing a different Kodak technology for its offering. ♦ Key product introductions included the KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press, which continuously calculates imaging improvements to enhance quality and productivity; and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6, which automates the flow of work through a print shop. ♦ After entering new contracts with four of Hollywood's six major motion picture studios in 2012, in 2013 Kodak added new film supply agreements with the remaining two. ♦ KODAK NEXPRESS Gold Dry Ink was launched, enabling users of KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses to add attention-getting gold ink to printed pieces. ♦ Kodak relocated its Europe, Africa and Middle East Region headquarters and commercial demo center to a state-of-the-art building in Eysins (near Lausanne), Switzerland. ♦ Kodak installed its 300th KODAK FLEXCEL NX System. This digital flexographic platemaking system was introduced in 2008. ♦ On September 3, Kodak emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization as a technology company focused on imaging for business. ♦ Kodak and Bobst formed a strategic development agreement to integrate Kodak technology into the Bobst portfolio of packaging production equipment. ♦ James V. Continenza was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. ♦ Kodak was relisted on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol "KODK."


    KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press

    KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6



    2014 - On January 8, Kodak celebrated its recent relisting on the New York Stock Exchange by ringing the exchange's opening bell. ♦ Jeff Clarke was named Kodak's new CEO. ♦ In June, Kodak earned the first revenue from its functional printing business. ♦ To meet growing demand for KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, Kodak announced plans to expand production outside of Europe by adding manufacturing lines in China and the U.S. In July, the company marked its 1,000th customer to adopt use of the plates. ♦ Kodak introduced the industry's fastest full-color inkjet presses, the KODAK PROSPER 6000C and 6000P Presses, for commercial printing and publishing applications. ♦ New extensions to the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System were introduced for use in corrugated packaging printing. ♦ The Kodak Technology Solutions unit was formed as an incubator to accelerate development of new technologies coming out of the Kodak Research Labs. ♦ In September, Kodak opened a Technology Center in Shanghai to act as a showcase and demonstration/ training center for its print industry offerings.


    CEO Jeff Clarke

    KODAK PROSPER 6000C Press