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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Phoenix Graphics Installs KODAK NEXPRESS Press, Building on Long-term Partnership

Addition of digital press expands printer's services and customer base

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  • Michele Laird-Williams
    Kodak
    michele.laird-williams@kodak.com
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  • Kristin Johnston
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    +1 512-638-5315

Rochester, NY, August 19 -- 

Phoenix Graphics, a Rochester-based commercial printer and user of KODAK Solutions for over 25 years, has now installed a KODAK NEXPRESS SX3900 Digital Production Color Press. The NEXPRESS Press enables the team at Phoenix Graphics to expand the breadth of their portfolio as they transform their operations to include both digital and offset offerings.

Phoenix Graphics will use the NEXPRESS Press, in part, to support its market share of optical scan ballot printing for statewide elections, as it supplies over 70% of election ballots used annually in New York State. The installation of the NEXPRESS Press will also support Phoenix Graphics’ other commercial high-quality digital color print applications as well, such as digital storefront and direct mail. Given the very technical nature of the processes, Phoenix Graphics requires the highest level of equipment available. This is the latest development in a strong and lengthy partnership between Kodak and Phoenix Graphics, which has already taken advantage of 10 KODAK DIGIMASTER EX300 Digital Production Presses, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions and KODAK SWORD EXCEL Thermal Plates.

“The KODAK NEXPRESS SX Platform is a game-changer for Phoenix Graphics,” said Sal DeBiase, President, Phoenix Graphics. “We are supporting our customers with the latest technology: a robust and versatile digital print solution that offers significant gains in image quality. Our new NEXPRESS Press provides a cost-effective solution for any business’ marketing campaign, regardless of its size.”

“The NEXPRESS Press will allow the team at Phoenix Graphics to not only produce new revenue streams, but also strengthen their relationships with customers across a variety of industries, from medicine to higher education to retail,” said Greg Gresock, Regional Business Manager & Vice President, Electrophotographic Printing Solutions, US&C, Eastman Kodak Company. “By taking advantage of variable data printing to develop highly effective and targeted materials, Phoenix Graphics will be able to help its customers drive higher response rates and increase sales. We look forward to working closely with Phoenix Graphics on this new installation as we deepen the longstanding relationship between our companies.”

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About Phoenix Graphics, Inc.
Phoenix Graphics is a fourth generation commercial printer started in 1945. Phoenix Graphics has 40 experienced employees, of whom all are color experts, six are graphic designers and 15 are masters in digital printing. The company is utilizing the NEXPRESS SX Platform for its commercial, direct mail, and variable-data printing applications. For additional information on Phoenix Graphics visit phoenix-graphics.com or like us on Facebook at Phoenix-Graphics-Inc.

About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

(Kodak, NexPress, Digimaster, Prinergy and Sword Excel are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)

2014