Kodak Showcases Media Portfolio for Photo Specialty, Professional and Wholesale Labs at Photokina 2012
COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Kodak Company continues to invest in and deliver strong solutions for photo specialty, professional and wholesale labs and is showcasing its full portfolio of silver-halide, UV-curable, and electrophotographic media and workflow software at Photokina 2012 located at E20, Hall 4.2. The portfolio creates high-quality, consistent output solutions for photographic labs of all sizes, ranging from small, single locations to global, commercial printing operations. These enhanced products and solutions illustrate Kodak's ongoing investment and commitment to the photographic industry.
"We continually seek portfolio enhancements that provide a big return for our customers," said Dennis Olbrich, General Manager, Film, Paper & Output Systems and Vice President, Consumer Business, Eastman Kodak Company. "Earlier this year we announced significant improvements to our KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA media portfolio due to breakthroughs in KODAK Imaging Science, including formulation enhancements. This continued category investment translates into the highest quality output for our customers."
At Photokina, KODAK will showcase how its silver-halide portfolio benefits from the latest technology advancements. These advancements deliver:
- Increased color gamut; saturated colors
- Improved resistance to cyan marks from dry mounting and lamination processes.
These enhancements are featured in KODAK ROYAL Digital Paper, KODAK EKTACOLOR EDGE Paper, KODAK PROFESSIONAL PRO IMAGE Paper and KODAK Photo Book Paper.
ORWO Net GmbH, one of the leading photographic laboratories in Germany, prints its photo books on KODAK Photo Book Paper, and recently received industry recognition from the independent trade journal COLORFOTO. The publication gave photo albums produced with the improved KODAK Photo Book Paper top marks overall for color reproduction, picture quality, brilliance and general impression.
"We have had a close business relationship with Kodak ever since the ORWO photo lab was started by our predecessor companies," said Peter Ulbricht, director of ORWO Net GmbH. "All our photo paper is sourced from Kodak and we carried out pretty comprehensive tests on Kodak's photo book paper. Our customers seek premium photo albums produced on genuine photo paper. In addition to the excellent reproduction of all skin tones, our clients particularly value natural color reproduction, leading especially to good saturation of red and green hues, but without this being exaggerated unrealistically."
Kodak will also show an enhanced version of its KODAK PROFESSIONAL UV-Curable Display Film-Plus. UV-Curable Film-Plus enables the creation of high-quality, high-impact, point-of-sale and advertising displays. The unique properties of UV-Curable Film-Plus bring the premium look and feel of photo-grade printing to UV-curable inkjet applications, with improved, consistent ink adhesion.
In addition to its media portfolio, Kodak will demonstrate new versions of its software solutions for professional labs and photo specialty retailers.
KODAK DIGITAL PRINT PRODUCTION Software (DP2) V.15: DP2, the market-leading workflow software for wedding and portrait photography labs, helps to improve efficiencies, as well as offer the widest range of creative products and services to professional photographers. In V.15, QR codes and Animoto Video Slideshows enable new, exciting ways for professional photographers to engage their clients by creating visually exciting soft-copy offerings that complement individual prints, photo books and albums.
KODAK Creative Production Software (KCPS) V6.0: KCPS V6.0, a system-agnostic workflow software solution, enables photo specialty retailers to offer premium products, from photo books, postcards and two sided-cards to personalized calendars and collages. KCPS V6.0 includes improvements for localization, support for the KODAK 305 Photo Printer and a series of significant enhancements, underscoring Kodak's ongoing commitment to working with and bringing to customers the best products for their businesses.
In its Photokina booth, Kodak will showcase work from prominent photographers printed on Kodak's enhanced media portfolio, including images captured with KODAK PROFESSIONAL Film. Photographers include: Michael Crouser, Dixie Dixon, Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud (JUCO), Ronan Guillou, Tim Kelly, Frederic Lagrange, Joe McGorty, Matthew Jordan Smith, Bruce Strong, Vicki Taufer, Tim and Beverly Walden (Walden's Photography), and Eric Warner.
For more information on specific availability of these papers and software solutions by market or other KODAK PROFESSIONAL Products, visit www.kodak.com/go/professional or www.facebook.com/kodakprofessional.
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.
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