26 May 2009
Konica Minolta Australia and Kodak have today announced a relationship that will see Konica Minolta distribute the family of KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Colour Presses within the Australian marketplace.
This new agreement adds an important high-volume capability to the Konica Minolta range of colour digital solutions, helping to further grow their customer base
Hiro Kaji, Managing Director Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia said “Konica Minolta’s driving force is our focus on partnership. We are thrilled to be working with Kodak and will continue to seek likeminded companies for future business ventures, as we continue to grow our presence in the Australian market.”
The distribution arrangement maintains Kodak as the service partner for all NEXPRESS Press installations. All new Konica Minolta – NEXPRESS Press customers will be handled through the Konica Minolta call centre.
A new series of S-Class branded KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Colour Presses is among the innovations Kodak brings to the digital printing market.
“The valuable benefits of the NEXPRESS Press with the KODAK NEXPRESS Intelligent Coating and Glossing Solutions and Dimensional Clear Dry Ink will provide new solutions for our existing customer base and further our offering to potential clients. We are thrilled to have established this relationship with Kodak,” added David Proctor, National Production Printing Group Manager at Konica Minolta Australia.
The KODAK NEXPRESS S3000, S2500 and S3600 Digital Production Colour Presses bring a new level of modularity to the digital production colour market, offering flexible front end options, input and output accessories, unique security application capabilities and on site upgradeability.
Steve Venn, Managing Director Kodak Australia also commented, “We are excited about our relationship with Konica Minolta in the digital print market. Konica Minolta is a very good fit for NEXPRESS Press technology within their product range. We look forward to increasing our footprint in the Australian digital print market and increasing opportunities for our customers.”
An extensive line of new front end systems for NEXPRESS Presses, new versions for the KODAK NEXPRESS V and KODAK NEXPRESS Vp Front Ends, and a new NEXPRESS Vcs Front End will also be on display at PacPrint. The NEXPRESS V and Vp Front Ends, using the ADOBE PDF Print Engine, and the NexPress Vcs Front End, using software from Kodak’s Print On-Demand Solutions Group, fit seamlessly with the widest range of workflow applications.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia – Production Printing Group
Konica Minolta’s Production Printing Group specialises in high-quality colour and monochrome printing solutions, specifically designed to increase productivity. It has a strong training and education philosophy, and is committed to the success of customers’ profitability.
With innovative inline finishing options, including saddle stitching and perfect binding combined with high capacity stackers, Konica Minolta bizhub PRO digital presses can be configured with ease to produce a wide variety of time saving and cost effective outputs.
An industry leader in providing hardware and software solutions, Konica Minolta Holdings Inc is a publicly listed company with domestic and international sales of over US$8 billion. Konica Minolta’s global network spans 70 countries and employs over 30,000 people.
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