Kodak debuts as Award sponsor

06 July 2017

Kodak India has extended their support for PrintWeek India Awards 2017, as the sponsor for Pre-Press Company of the year category. With this, Kodak makes its debut as Award sponsor for the annual event.

bnfinal Nikumb: "The continuous support from Printweek India has been instrumental to Kodak and the Indian print industry"

Bhalchandra Nikumb, managing director – India cluster and West Asia, Kodak said, “Kodak in India has a long association with Printweek India, one where the paths of growth have intertwined. The continuous support from Printweek India, one of the leading trade publishers, has been instrumental to Kodak and the Indian print industry as education and awareness, to aid printers in revitalising their print setups with newer technologies and techniques, to continue innovating and creating new, differentiated offerings – all are critical to India which is one of the fastest-growing in the global print market.”

“Kodak, as a leading technology manufacturer and supplier, looks to solidify the industry’s belief in the power of print and re-emphasise our stand and commitment to the industry through this partnership. The Printweek India Awards highlight excellence in print while Kodak solutions are produced to enable the rigorous quality and productivity needs of printers today and in the future,” said Nikumb.

Kodak is among the few manufacturers that offer the end-to-end solution in terms of development, manufacture, service, and support of all its’ solutions, in offset or flexo pre-press, workflow, or digital printing. Nikumb said, “This involvement and control across the chain of activities means Kodak monitors and delivers top-notch solutions with award-winning and advanced technologies, offering customers the ability to deliver quality output while experiencing productivity benefits and higher profitability, as well as scalability that helps printers grow their business the way they envision it.”

India’s first in-house Kodak Flexcel NX system at Parakh Agro's Pune plant
India’s first in-house Kodak Flexcel NX system at Parakh Agro's Pune plant

Kodak has continued to invest in India towards solutions for the print industry. In Drupa 2016, Kodak announced a host of new solutions in pre-press, workflow and digital printing, including automation options and technology for offset and flexo platesetter CTP, new plate products (consumables) for greener and more productive printing, software for pre-press, among others.

Highlighting Kodak’s growth in the last financial year, Nikumb said, “Kodak had a profitable year, overall, with growth coming from all quarters. Two strong areas of growth in pre-press were the flexographic system and plates business, as well as the Sonora line of process-free plates. India’s newspaper and publishing, digital segments along with packaging continue to be bullish. Kodak firmly believes in the strength of the Indian economy and sustainability of print businesses to deliver positive numbers even in times to come.”

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