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Kodak, Xerox prepare for Print 13

Rochester Business Journal
September 5, 2013

Xerox Corp. and Eastman Kodak Co. are preparing to showcase their offerings at the largest printing and graphic communications event in North America.

Print 13 is slated for Sept. 8 to 12 at McCormick Place in Chicago. More than 30,000 attendees and exhibitors are expected for the event. The theme is Innovate–Integrate–Communicate.

Xerox is focusing on automation at the show where its booth is nicknamed Workflow Central. The company is introducing FreeFlow Core, which can provide automated process for services such as Web-to-print, finishing and digital publishing applications.

Other offerings Xerox is unveiling include ones that provide automated color management control and design and assembly processes at the printer.

“The key to sustained growth is the advanced automation of production processes,” said Jeff Jacobson, president, Xerox Global Graphic Communications Operations, in a statement. “To fuel that growth, we have bolstered our industry leadership at Print 13 by showing how it all just works—with workflow solutions that reduce production steps, add value to print jobs and lower overall costs.”

Print 13 gives Kodak, which emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday as a business-to-business company, an opportunity to tout its offerings in graphic communications, product goods packaging and functional printing.

Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez said this week the company looks forward to aggressively marketing its products and devoting all of its time to the business now that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy is completed. Perez is slated to give an update on Kodak’s emergence and provide news about continued innovation at a breakfast event at Print 13.

Kodak’s Customer Center at the show will feature Kodak executives and expert to highlight its portfolio of graphic communications, prepress and print solutions.

“Kodak’s goal for Print 13 is simple—we want to have as many meaningful business discussions with our current and potential customers as possible,” said John O’Grady, regional managing director, U.S. and Canada Region for Kodak, in a statement. “We’ll be successful if we’ve been able to inspire attendees to evaluate streamlining workflow, to consider making their offset press digital or to expand the types and value of the applications they are offering to their clients.”

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