John O’Grady (left), Eastman Kodak VP and Managing Director Americas Region, and ImageMark President Walter Payne shake hands after cutting the ribbon on the new demo center.
Kodak and ImageMark Business Services, Inc., have formed a partnership to demonstrate some of the leading-edge digital solutions that are possible with today’s latest technologies. In addition to digital and offset printing, moving forward, ImageMark will use its new digital facility to demonstrate Kodak’s digital technology in a “real-life” daily production environment.
“ImageMark embodies the best qualities of today’s leading, modern commercial printers. The company embraces innovation and understands the central importance of delivering valuable applications to its clients,” said John O’Grady, Kodak’s Vice President and Regional Managing Director, U.S. and Canada.
The new demo facility is located at ImageMark’s 130,000 sq. ft. complex in Gastonia, N.C., near Charlotte. The KODAK Customer Demo Facility showcases a wide range of printing technology featuring several KODAK Solutions, including a new KODAK NEXPRESS SX3900 Digital Production Color Press, a KODAK NEXPRESS SE3000 Digital Production Color Press, a KODAK DIGIMASTER EX125 Digital Production System, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions, KODAK MAGNUS 400 III Platesetter and KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Non Process Plates, which will soon be converted to KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.
Video from the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony can be seen here.
“We are enthusiastic about partnering with Kodak to serve as the satellite digital production demo center,” said Walter Payne, ImageMark president. “The solutions Kodak’s technology brings to the market support ImageMark’s digital production, allowing us to provide the most valuable services for our clients.”
Kodak will work with customers interested in experiencing KODAK Solutions in a production environment, and then schedule tours and demos at ImageMark’s state-of-the-art facility.
“While we have a traditional equipment demo center in Rochester, a part of our customer-centric strategy is to establish relationships with some of best and brightest customers to demonstrate our products in ‘real-life’ production experiences,” O’Grady continued. “There’s really no one better to talk to our customers about serving their clients with exciting new applications that enhance graphic communications than our customers who do exactly that every day.”