Kodak to Showcase Industry-Leading Book Publishing Capabilities at China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF)
Kodak’s innovations in inkjet primed to address unique challenges of China’s book publishing market
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Friday, November 13, 2015 —
For the first time ever at this week’s China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) , Kodak (NYSE: KODK) will demonstrate the speed, power and quality of its KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses .
At 300 mpm, the KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses are the industry’s fastest continuous color inkjet publishing solution. The KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses’ innovative feature set and capabilities are unlike any other presses on market – advances in transport, drying and writing systems – combined with the Kodak Print Manager 700 DFE/Controller – deliver book publishers the highest levels of reliability, speed, flexibility, substrate range, ease of use and cost-effectiveness. With precise drop placement and inter-color drying, publishers can produce premium image quality capable of captivating audiences, while topping the competition.
Kodak’s continued leadership and innovation in commercial print and publishing was recently recognized by the Printing Industries of America(PIA) during this year’s GRAPH EXPO , where Kodak received a 2015 InterTech Technology Award for its KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses. The KODAK PROSPERS Press Platform provides publishers with the flexibility of printing book quantities of one or one million, while managing the costs of their supply chain and warehousing. Furthermore, consumers appreciate the quality reading experience and the aqueous-based nano inks which deliver printed solutions that are environmentally friendly.
Kodak will be located at stand F11 during the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), where it will showcase its industry-leading publishing solutions and commitment to advancing China’s book publishing industry. Will Mansfield, Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing – Inkjet Presses for Kodak’s Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, will also be presenting at one of the CCBF professional conference sessions, alongside one of Kodak’s longstanding China-based customers, Mr. Xing Yuelong, Vice President, China Educational Publications Import & Export Co., Ltd. and General Manager, CEPOD. Together, they will jointly share the worldwide trend of digital publishing and how publishers leverage the leading technology to become more competitive.
Kodak is also sponsoring the Golden Pinwheel International Young Illustrators Competition. As an honored sponsor, Kodak will leverage its award winning KODAK PROSPER 6000 Press to print all submitted illustrations, along with a book that will be distributed to CCBF publisher exhibitors, competition winners as well as some China publishing houses.
“Our highly-innovative and sustainable KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses demonstrate Kodak’s ability to deliver technologies that meet the unique challenges facing the book publishing industry today,” said Philip Cullimore, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing & Packaging and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair is a prime venue to engage with our customers in an extremely robust market, while showcasing our continued drive towards advancing the future of print and publishing; and more importantly, having a positive impact on the next generation of young readers and illustrators.”
About China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) will be held in one of Asia’s major international hubs – Shanghai – from November 13-15. The event will run across two trade days and one public day and will be a dynamic presentation of children’s books and derivative products that is sure to thrill publishing professionals and young readers alike.
CCBF provides a one-stop shop for publishers, agents, authors and illustrators wanting to enter China’s buoyant children’s publishing sector, with all types of content represented, including education, entertainment, picture books and digital. This is the only GAPP -approved event dedicated to the copyright trading, publishing, printing and distribution of content related to books for zero to 16 year-olds.
About Golden Pinwheel International Young Illustrators Competition
Illustration plays an essential role in contemporary children’s literature. A dynamic and creative field, it has experienced significant changes during the past few decades, constantly offering new and highly-stimulating ways to trigger a child’s imagination. Deeply rooted in Asia’s graphic culture, illustration is becoming an increasingly-popular career for a rising generation of artists, as was shown in the high-quality works showcased at the 2014 China Young Illustration Wall – CCBF’s first curated program for young children’s illustrators. Posters and bound compilation books have been printed using KODAK Prosper 6000C Press technology, showcasing the brilliant illustrations submitted by people from around the world.
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