CHICAGO, Sept. 10-Pitman Company will offer KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and KODAK DIGIMASTER Digital Production Systems to its customers in the United States.
In response to growing demand and customer interest, Kodak and Pitman announced an expansion of their collaboration today at Graph Expo. Pitman, one of the largest distributors to the graphic arts market, has served as an authorized reseller of Kodaks prepress solutions to the commercial printing market for more than 40 years.
"The addition of KODAK NEXPRESS Presses and DIGIMASTER Systems to our portfolio provides ideal solutions for our customers who want to adopt digital printing technology for a range of applications, from high quality, short run, personalized color documents to print on demand, variable data, finished black and white materials," said Joseph Demharter, President, Pitman Company. "Offering NEXPRESS and DIGIMASTER Products strengthens our position of serving as a one stop resource for commercial printers of all types and sizes."
"Pitman Companys knowledgeable people will be a great resource for their customers who are interested in NEXPRESS Presses and DIGIMASTER Systems," said Kevin Joyce, Managing Director, United States and Canada, Kodaks Graphic Communications Group. "Our expanded relationship with the Pitman Company has made it that much easier for print providers looking for a reliable, clear entry into the world of digital printing to obtain their digital printing solutions from two companies they know and trust."
Under the new agreement, Pitman Company sells all digital production color presses within the NEXPRESS Digital Color Platform: KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Press, KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Plus Press, KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 Press, and KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Press.
For production black and white printing, Pitman Company offers the KODAK DIGIMASTER EX110 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX125 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX138 Digital Production System, KODAK DIGIMASTER EX150 Digital Production System, and KODAK DIGIMASTER 9110 Digital Production System. Service and support for NEXPRESS and DIGIMASTER Products will be provided by Kodak.
NEXPRESS Presses benefit from KODAK Unified Workflow solutions and the unparalleled Operator Replaceable Component product architecture, which enables printers to take control of their print operations. KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Development Services provide an expanded range of innovative tools, resources, and support to enable NEXPRESS Press customers to maximize their return on investment in new technologies and achieve dynamic business growth.
The KODAK DIGIMASTER EX Production Platform builds upon the proven quality, performance, productivity, and flexibility of Kodaks award winning DIGIMASTER technology to address the demanding needs of print buyers for faster turnaround time, new and creative print on demand documents with quality that rivals offset, and variable data printing and sophisticated finishing.
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
With more than a century of service as the leading provider of imaging solutions from design to print, the Pitman Company provides the full spectrum of product and system solutions, service and support for both digital and traditional prepress and pressroom operations. Pitman also offers tailored product solutions for the specific requirements of printing market segments such as commercial printing, packaging production, newspaper publishing, wide/grand format graphics printing, and CAD technical design.
Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Pitman Company has branch locations with modern distribution facilities across the United States.
To see a list of locations and our full array of products and services visit www.Pitman.com or call 888-274-8626.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the worlds foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodaks system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using KODAK solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on KODAK technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com
For more information about Kodaks Graphic Communications Group, visit www.graphics.kodak.com. For downloading photos from Kodaks image library, visit: www.kodak.com/go/gcg_images.